Asset finance market grew by 6% in August

12th October 2021 Asset Finance |

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that total asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 6% in August 2021 compared with the same month in 2020. In the eight months to August 2021, new business was 22% higher than in the same period in 2020. The…

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United Trust Bank makes two new appointments to its Asset Finance Credit team

29th September 2021 Appointments |

United Trust Bank (UTB) has announced two new appointments in its Asset Finance Credit team as it continues to break records for new written business. Gavin Mancey has joined the Bank as Underwriter and Daniel Idowu has been promoted to Underwriter having started in UTB’s Asset Finance Operations Team in 2018. Mancey has nearly 20…

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Asset finance market grows by 3% in July

10th September 2021 Asset Finance |

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) has show that total asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 3% in July 2021 compared with the same month in 2020. In the first seven months of 2021, new business was 24% higher than in the same period in 2020.…

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Sopra Banking Software launches Freehand Connect API

10th September 2021 Asset Finance |

Banking and specialised financing software specialist, Sopra Banking Software has announced that its Sopra Financing Platform (SFP) pricing engine, Freehand is now available as Software-as-a-Service REST API.  Currently, live with a major Asset Finance lender, the SFP Freehand Connect API provides access to the same rapid and accurate pricing calculations trusted by the industry right…

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2021 Credit & Collections Technology Awards shortlist and Think Tank announced

2nd September 2021 Alternative Business Lending |

The finalists for the fifth annual Credit & Collections Technology Awards, the UK’s celebration of tech innovators in credit and collections, have been revealed. The Credit & Collections Technology Awards, organised by Credit Connect Media will host the Awards ceremony as a face to face event at the Midland Hotel, Manchester on Thursday 4th November. This year’s…

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Asset finance market grows 39%

3rd August 2021 Asset Finance |

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that total asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 39% in June 2021 compared with the same month in 2020. In the first half of 2021, new business was 28% higher than in the same period in 2020. The plant…

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DF Capital make senior credit hire

8th July 2021 Appointments |

DF Capital has announced that it has appointed Richard Baxter as its Director of Credit, leading the business’ first line credit underwriting and sanctioning, portfolio management and audit teams. As part of DF Capital’s senior leadership team, Baxter will report into CEO Carl D’Ammassa and will be based at the company headquarters in Manchester. Baxter…

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Asset finance market grows by 106%

6th July 2021 Asset Finance |

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that total asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 106% in May 2021 compared with the same month in 2020. In the first five months of 2021, new business was 26% higher than in the same period in 2020. The…

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Time Finance appoint new CEO

11th June 2021 Appointments |

Time Finance has announced that Ed Rimmer has been confirmed as the permanent Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with immediate effect.  Having previously held the position of Chief Operating Officer until April 2020, Ed was reappointed as Interim CEO three months ago. Time Finance specialise in the provision or arrangement of funding solutions to UK businesses…

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Asset finance market grew by 80% in April 2021

7th June 2021 Asset Finance |

New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that total asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 80% in April 2021 compared with the same month in 2020. In the first four months of 2021, new business was 15% higher than in the same period in 2020. The…

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Four new banks launched in first ten months of pandemic

18th May 2021 Asset Finance |

Four new banks were launched in the UK in the first ten months of the pandemic, adding to the 41 launched over the previous seven years, according to analysis by ACP Altenburg Advisory. The debt advisory specialist says that the new banks provide a sign of the growing options available to businesses looking for finance as…

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Asset finance grew by 15% in March

10th May 2021 Asset Finance |

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…

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BDO appoints ABL Director

29th April 2021 Appointments |

BDO’s Midlands office has announced the has appointed a senior corporate finance specialist to head up its new asset-based lending (ABL) advisory service. Drew Johnson joins as Director from PNC Business Credit, where he worked as a Business Development Director, originating, structuring and executing SME, mid-market ABL transactions, ranging from £1m to £150m. He has 20…

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