Lex Autolease has appointed Ashley Barnett to Head of Fleet Consultancy. Barnett has 25 years’ experience in accountancy, with a focus on vehicle funding, company car policy and salary sacrifice schemes. He has spent 19 years in the Lloyds TSB group and previously worked within the Co-operative group. Managing Director of Lex Autolease, Tim Porter,…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that new business volumes in the point of sale (POS) consumer car finance market in 2017 were at a similar level to 2016, while the value of new business was up by 6% over the same period. New business in December 2017 fell 2%…

Rivers Leasing has announced it has appointed a former Managing Director of Arkle Finance to its management team. Stephen Bassett, former Managing Director of Arkle Finance, joins as Non-Executive Director. With much of his career spanning senior management and directorship roles at organisations including Schroder Leasing Ltd, Lloyds & Scottish Finance, Lombard, Wyse Leasing Plc…

Latest data released by UK Finance has shown that the invoice finance and asset-based lending sector is providing more finance to UK businesses than ever before. Advances (the amount of funding being provided to clients at the close of the most recent quarter) are up 13 per cent year on year and stand at just over…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 7% in October, compared with the same month last year. The plant and machinery finance and business equipment finance sectors reported new business up in October by 6% and 13% respectively, compared…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 3% in August, compared with the same month last year. The plant and machinery finance sector reported new business up in August by 4% compared with the same month in 2016, while…

Shire Leasing has announced it has Top Hybrid Funder of the Year at the 2017 Leasing World Awards. The award recognises Shire Leasing as the leading company that has most successfully increased their Own Book funding portfolio and has now surpassed the 50% barrier of own-book to brokered deals, a great achievement for a truly…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) for deals of up to £20 million grew by 6% in July, compared with the same month last year. Including high-value deals, new business fell by 1% over the same period. The plant and…

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions has appointed Morgan Vessier as new Head of Risk. Vessier, who joined the BNP Paribas Group in 2005, has worked across several key business units, including BNP Paribas Personal Finance, where he served as the Head of Center for Scoring, and the Turkish Economic Bank (TEB), where he acted as Director…

Shire Leasing has announced that it has surpassed £100 million in own book lending. The news comes only 5 months after it secured a further £37.4m facility under the government-backed British Business Bank’s ENABLE Funding programme, in place to help it increase funding to smaller businesses. Mark Picken, Shire’s Managing Director, said “The £100 million figure is…