New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that total asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 1% in December 2019, and by 6% in 2019 to reach a record annual total of £35.7 billion. In December, the IT equipment finance sector continued to report double-digit growth as…

New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that FLA members provided a record £140 billion of new business which helped businesses invest in new equipment and households manage purchases. 2019 saw growth across FLA markets with asset finance and consumer finance new business up by 6% and 1% respectively, compared…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that total asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) in November 2019 was at a similar level to the same month in 2018, but grew by 6% in the eleven months to November 2019. The IT equipment finance sector reported a second…

UK businesses are planning a £1.7 billion investment boost over the next two years as Brexit uncertainty ends, a new survey has revealed. Plans to expand premises and employ more staff top the agenda for small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), according to the results of the study by finance specialist Together. More than a quarter…

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) outside of London and the South East received two thirds of loans in the first three quarters of 2019, according to the UK Finance’s latest Business Finance Review. While eight out of ten loan applications by SMEs were approved, there were four per cent fewer loan applications in Q3 2019…

With today marking two years since the implementation of the Second Payment Services Directive (PSD2) in the UK, the Federation of Small Business (FSB) has highlighted figures which show the minimal impact of the legislation to date. The FSB says that PSD2 paved the way for Open Banking – a set of interfaces which give consumers…

The Government has welcomed an independent review that recommends changes to the Loan Charge, while also confirming that it was a ‘necessary’ response to the tax avoidance schemes it was designed to tackle. The Review, led by Sir Amyas Morse, was commissioned to look at the impact of the charge, which was introduced to tackle…

Duncan Swift, President of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3 has responded to the Queen’s Speech Swift said “We hope the Government does not miss the opportunity to make progress with much-needed – and long-awaited – corporate insolvency and restructuring reforms. They don’t appear to have been included in any of the planned bills, and…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that total asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 2% in October 2019 compared with the same month in 2018, and has risen by 6% in the first ten months of 2019. Within this overall increase, the IT equipment finance…

Henry Howard Finance Group has announced a change of name to Propel in support of the company’s strategic positioning. The company offers SME funding to UK equipment suppliers. Anne Williams, Chief Operating Officer said ‘’Our Propel Promise, being small enough to care and deliver a brilliant personal service to our customers, and big enough to have…

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