New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that total asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 15% in March 2021 compared with the same month in 2020. In Q1 2021, new business grew by 1% compared with Q1 2020. The commercial vehicle finance sector reported new business…

Business lender White Oak has announced the appointment of Natasha Powell as Director of Risk & Compliance. Powell will take the lead on managing the firm’s regulatory compliance risk framework as part of White Oak’s commitment to regulatory excellence. The role will involve identifying, assessing, and reporting on risks; providing oversight and challenge to the…

The Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) and the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) have asked the Government to amend the Super Deduction initiative to boost investment in plant and machinery by extending it to include leasing and plant hire, two of the most common ways that these assets are acquired by businesses. In…

UK Finance’s latest Business Finance Review figures have shown that gross lending to small and medium-sized businesses across the UK totalled £63.6 billion last year, some 162%  higher than 2019. This underscores a significant rise in demand for finance as businesses responded to the pandemic. Government-backed lending schemes, alongside other loan and overdraft facilities, have…

Latest Government figures have shown that the banking and finance industry has provided more than £75 billion in finance to over 1.6 million UK businesses through government-backed coronavirus lending schemes according to newly published HM Treasury data. Lenders have provided finance to over 30,600 businesses through Bounce Back Loans over the past month, bringing the…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that total asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) fell by 16% in January 2021 compared with the same month in 2020. The plant and machinery finance sector reported a fall in new business of 3% in January compared with the same…

Lloyds Banking Group Motor Finance and Leasing has announced two new senior appointments. Meryem Brassington has been appointed as Electrification Propositions Lead whilst Iryna Kocharova has been appointed as Head of Corporate Customer Journey and Sustainability. The bank says that the appointments reinforce the group’s commitment to a green transition, pledging to reduce the carbon…

New HM Treasury figures have revealed that the banking and finance industry has approved another £2 billion of business loans over the past month, with the figure now rising to almost £73 billion to almost  1.6 million businesses so far through government-backed coronavirus lending schemes. Almost 29,500 Bounce Back Loans have been approved over the…

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