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…

The volume of Government loans granted to help SMEs through the COVID-19 crisis will be having a potentially devastating impact on the availability of ‘traditional’ lending, causing alarm in the lender broker community according to new research by Allica Bank. The Bank suggests that SMEs could be starved of funding to fuel future growth because…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that total asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) fell by 6% in December 2020 compared with the same month in 2019.  In 2020 as a whole, new business was 23% lower than in 2019. The commercial vehicle finance sector reported new…

A new survey by the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) has indicated that the asset finance, consumer finance and motor finance industry sees opportunities for growth over the next year despite the heightened uncertainty caused by the latest restrictions to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic. The association surveyed its members with respondents divided on the…

New data published by the British Business Bank has revealed the regional distribution of loans under the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) and the Bounce Back Loan Scheme (BBLS). More than 1.4 million loans have supported businesses and protected jobs across all sectors. The figures show that the retail and construction sectors have benefitted…

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) have indicated that total asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) fell by 10% in November 2020 compared with the same month in 2019.  In the eleven months to November 2020, new business was 25% lower than in the same period in 2019.…

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