Contract hire dips in popularity amongst UK fleets

In Professor Peter Cooke’s final appraisal of Experteye’s Fleeteye Industry Review he examined UK trends in vehicle finance & used-car disposal

Contract hire dips in popularity amongst UK fleets

Dec 06, 2016

In Professor Peter Cooke’s final appraisal of Experteye’s Fleeteye Industry Review he examined UK trends in vehicle finance & used-car disposal

PSA’s new Business Lab aims to propel the French auto-maker into technology lead for mobility & digital issues

PSA Group has created The Business Lab with the aim of meeting the rapid development of new automobile uses.

PSA’s new Business Lab aims to propel the French auto-maker into technology lead for mobility & digital issues

Dec 07, 2016

PSA Group has created The Business Lab with the aim of meeting the rapid development of new automobile uses.

Peter Cooke's UK fleet forecast post Brexit

For nearly a decade Professor Peter Cooke authored the Fleeteye Industry Review produced by Experteye in association with The University of Buckingham. Similarly, Asset Finance International’s association with Peter, and the Fleeteye Industry Review, goes back to our formation in 2009. We reported on the Review’s findings and Peter’s masterful analysis regularly over this period and do so now for Peter’s final fleet analysis – penned shortly before his death in November. Here Peter examines the likely effect on the UK fleet industry of the Brexit vote

Peter Cooke's UK fleet forecast post Brexit

Dec 06, 2016

For nearly a decade Professor Peter Cooke authored the Fleeteye Industry Review produced by Experteye in association with The University of Buckingham. Similarly, Asset Finance International’s association with Peter, and the Fleeteye Industry Review, goes back to our formation in 2009. We reported on the Review’s findings and Peter’s masterful analysis regularly over this period and do so now for Peter’s final fleet analysis – penned shortly before his death in November. Here Peter examines the likely effect on the UK fleet industry of the Brexit vote

“Exciting time” at NETSOL Technologies leads to three senior appointments and new corporate branding

NETSOL Technologies, a leading global provider of business services and enterprise application solutions to the finance and leasing industry for 20 years, has launched a brand new company logo, signifying expansion of its products and services, including its newest product suite, NFS Ascent – whilst at the same time announcing three senior staff appointments.

“Exciting time” at NETSOL Technologies leads to three senior appointments and new corporate branding

Dec 05, 2016

NETSOL Technologies, a leading global provider of business services and enterprise application solutions to the finance and leasing industry for 20 years, has launched a brand new company logo, signifying expansion of its products and services, including its newest product suite, NFS Ascent – whilst at the same time announcing three senior staff appointments.

Shifting political plates shake global asset and auto finance market

So far, in 2016 the auto and asset finance industry has coped well with uncertainty. While forecasts have been trimmed during the year, they have not been cut so savagely as to threaten the sector’s recovery, but continued uncertainty seems likely to have an increasingly damaging effect on the outlook for the industry.

Shifting political plates shake global asset and auto finance market

Nov 21, 2016

So far, in 2016 the auto and asset finance industry has coped well with uncertainty. While forecasts have been trimmed during the year, they have not been cut so savagely as to threaten the sector’s recovery, but continued uncertainty seems likely to have an increasingly damaging effect on the outlook for the industry.

Buoyant November will lead to record UK new car sales for the year – but 2017 looks difficult to predict

Some 184,101 new cars were registered in the UK this November, with the market increasing by a steady 2.9%, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Buoyant November will lead to record UK new car sales for the year – but 2017 looks difficult to predict

Dec 06, 2016

Some 184,101 new cars were registered in the UK this November, with the market increasing by a steady 2.9%, according to the latest figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Volkswagen's new division takes aim at Uber-style competition

Volkswagen is to offer on-demand shuttle services next year through the new division, to be called MOIA.

Volkswagen's new division takes aim at Uber-style competition

Dec 06, 2016

Volkswagen is to offer on-demand shuttle services next year through the new division, to be called MOIA.

Senior promotions at BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions as mid-term plan gets into gear

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions has announced three senior appointments with effect from December 2016.

Senior promotions at BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions as mid-term plan gets into gear

Dec 05, 2016

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions has announced three senior appointments with effect from December 2016.

Carmakers “reaching a tipping point” towards mass-market electric vehicles

Improving car sales suggests strong potential for growth in electric vehicle (EV) sales in China and the US.

Carmakers “reaching a tipping point” towards mass-market electric vehicles

Dec 05, 2016

Improving car sales suggests strong potential for growth in electric vehicle (EV) sales in China and the US.

New sales, marketing and remarketing boss appointed at Daimler Truck Financial

Daimler Truck Financial, a unit of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, has appointed Tobias Waldeck vice president of sales, marketing and remarketing, (pictured above) effective immediately. Waldeck, previously the managing director of Daimler Financial Services Mexico, succeeds Victor Calderon, who now occupies the role of managing director for financial services in Mexico.

New sales, marketing and remarketing boss appointed at Daimler Truck Financial

Dec 05, 2016

Daimler Truck Financial, a unit of Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, has appointed Tobias Waldeck vice president of sales, marketing and remarketing, (pictured above) effective immediately. Waldeck, previously the managing director of Daimler Financial Services Mexico, succeeds Victor Calderon, who now occupies the role of managing director for financial services in Mexico.

Paul Errington asks if regional politics in Asia are acting to put the brakes on equipment leasing?

Political fragility whether real or perceived will always impact foreign investment as well as domestic growth and hence equipment leasing.

Paul Errington asks if regional politics in Asia are acting to put the brakes on equipment leasing?

Dec 04, 2016

Political fragility whether real or perceived will always impact foreign investment as well as domestic growth and hence equipment leasing.

Maxxia’s acquisition of Eurodrive Motor Finance brings it into the retail auto finance arena

Maxxia UK (Maxxia), the asset finance provider, has acquired one of the UK’s leading specialist point-of-sale car finance brokers, European Vehicle Contracts which trades as Eurodrive Motor Finance.

Maxxia’s acquisition of Eurodrive Motor Finance brings it into the retail auto finance arena

Dec 05, 2016

Maxxia UK (Maxxia), the asset finance provider, has acquired one of the UK’s leading specialist point-of-sale car finance brokers, European Vehicle Contracts which trades as Eurodrive Motor Finance.

Former operations director at Cisco Capital EMEAR joins Invigors EMEA

Kieran O’Brien, formerly operations director at Cisco Capital EMEAR, has joined Invigors EMEA as an associate, based out of Dublin, Ireland.

Former operations director at Cisco Capital EMEAR joins Invigors EMEA

Dec 04, 2016

Kieran O’Brien, formerly operations director at Cisco Capital EMEAR, has joined Invigors EMEA as an associate, based out of Dublin, Ireland.

SG fleet acquires the Motiva Group

Leasing and fleet management specialist SG Fleet has acquired the Motiva Group, following on from its earlier purchase of Fleet Hire, in a deal creating a combined platform that will put it in the top 20 segment of the UK contract hire market.

SG fleet acquires the Motiva Group

Dec 01, 2016

Leasing and fleet management specialist SG Fleet has acquired the Motiva Group, following on from its earlier purchase of Fleet Hire, in a deal creating a combined platform that will put it in the top 20 segment of the UK contract hire market.

Henk Uunk highlights what is correct, but not right, in the new lease accounting rules - and introduces an Anglo-Saxon dilemma

This article is intended to alert you, not to give you a comfortable feeling. Most people do not like to get an uncomfortable feeling and skip reading articles like this one.

Henk Uunk highlights what is correct, but not right, in the new lease accounting rules - and introduces an Anglo-Saxon dilemma

Nov 30, 2016

This article is intended to alert you, not to give you a comfortable feeling. Most people do not like to get an uncomfortable feeling and skip reading articles like this one.

BMW boosts tech start-up fund as self-driving challenge grows

BMW AG plans to boost its investments in start-ups, as competition intensifies with new rivals including Tesla Motors over technologies that make cars smarter and more energy efficient.

BMW boosts tech start-up fund as self-driving challenge grows

Nov 30, 2016

BMW AG plans to boost its investments in start-ups, as competition intensifies with new rivals including Tesla Motors over technologies that make cars smarter and more energy efficient.

Auto manufacturers come together to establish ultra-fast, high-power charging along Europe’s major highways

BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe.

Auto manufacturers come together to establish ultra-fast, high-power charging along Europe’s major highways

Nov 30, 2016

BMW Group, Daimler AG, Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Group with Audi and Porsche have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to create the highest-powered charging network in Europe.

Rupert Pontin predicts that current exchange rates could lead to an uplift in PCP payments in 2017

The falling value of the pound sterling is likely to see monthly PCP (personal contract purchase) new car payments rise in 2017.

Rupert Pontin predicts that current exchange rates could lead to an uplift in PCP payments in 2017

Nov 30, 2016

The falling value of the pound sterling is likely to see monthly PCP (personal contract purchase) new car payments rise in 2017.

CHP Consulting rebrands as Alfa

CHP Consulting, the makers of Alfa Systems, has announced it is to rebrand. The company will now be known as Alfa, with an exciting new website alfasystems.com launched to accompany the new name.

CHP Consulting rebrands as Alfa

Nov 25, 2016

CHP Consulting, the makers of Alfa Systems, has announced it is to rebrand. The company will now be known as Alfa, with an exciting new website alfasystems.com launched to accompany the new name.

Alphabet expands its AlphaFlex business mobility system

Alphabet’s latest product, AlphaFlex, is designed to benefit companies and employees alike. Fleet ...

Fleet Logistics celebrates 20th anniversary with new structure

Fleet Logistics, which is headquartered at Oberhaching, Munich, alongside parent company, TÜV SÜD ...