Bridgepoint acquisition of CVL highlights European ambitions for leasing investments

International private equity group Bridgepoint has added to its leasing portfolio following the recent acquisition of Zenith by purchasing heavy goods vehicle leasing company Contract Vehicles Limited (CVL).

Bridgepoint acquisition of CVL highlights European ambitions for leasing investments

Feb 23, 2017

International private equity group Bridgepoint has added to its leasing portfolio following the recent acquisition of Zenith by purchasing heavy goods vehicle leasing company Contract Vehicles Limited (CVL).

Europe leads global leasing growth for Arval during record year

France, Italy, Spain and the UK accounted for more than half the global growth in Arval’s leased fleet last year as it broke through the 1 million vehicle threshold.

Europe leads global leasing growth for Arval during record year

Feb 23, 2017

France, Italy, Spain and the UK accounted for more than half the global growth in Arval’s leased fleet last year as it broke through the 1 million vehicle threshold.

Global auto sales forecast to grow 1.5% to 93.5 million new vehicles – although risks in mature markets threaten

The worldwide sale of light vehicles in 2017 is predicted to reach 93.5 million units, a growth rate of 1.5% over 2016.

Global auto sales forecast to grow 1.5% to 93.5 million new vehicles – although risks in mature markets threaten

Feb 22, 2017

The worldwide sale of light vehicles in 2017 is predicted to reach 93.5 million units, a growth rate of 1.5% over 2016.

Auto Finance in the New Digital Ecosystem

The auto finance sector faces significant disruption as innovative new technologies link lenders and customers together in a new “digital ecosystem”. At White Clarke Group’s second Auto Captives Summit in November 2016, we took a close look at the technology revolution which is driving changes in consumer aspirations and in business models and debated what it means for our sector.   We’ve distilled the findings from our discussions into our 2017 Global Technology Report and accompanying summary video, to share key insights, developments and explore critical issues facing the auto finance industry in 2017 and beyond.

Auto Finance in the New Digital Ecosystem

Feb 08, 2017

The auto finance sector faces significant disruption as innovative new technologies link lenders and customers together in a new “digital ecosystem”. At White Clarke Group’s second Auto Captives Summit in November 2016, we took a close look at the technology revolution which is driving changes in consumer aspirations and in business models and debated what it means for our sector.   We’ve distilled the findings from our discussions into our 2017 Global Technology Report and accompanying summary video, to share key insights, developments and explore critical issues facing the auto finance industry in 2017 and beyond.

Take the Juki challenge - try the latest version of this must-have app for tech savvy leasing professionals

Juki is the new must-have app for leasing professionals. Its designed specifically for the key tasks leasing professionals need to be able to make quickly and efficiently whether they are at their desks or out in the field advising customers. While getting to know some apps can be a bit of a pain, Juki is genuinely intuitive - and is rapidly becoming a vital part of all tech-savvy leasing professionals toolkits. If you haven't tried Juki yet - then we believe its time to give it a try!  To help you get started, we have laid out how Juki tackles a simple TVM calculation in a worked example below. We invite you to work through the example, and let us know what you think! What to do now Get the app - load Juki into your smart device - apple, android (and PC) links below Try the worked example below and subscribe for more worked examples Sign up for more examples, give feedback or ask for more details of how Juki works seamlessly with your lease administration system.

Take the Juki challenge - try the latest version of this must-have app for tech savvy leasing professionals

Feb 22, 2017

Juki is the new must-have app for leasing professionals. Its designed specifically for the key tasks leasing professionals need to be able to make quickly and efficiently whether they are at their desks or out in the field advising customers. While getting to know some apps can be a bit of a pain, Juki is genuinely intuitive - and is rapidly becoming a vital part of all tech-savvy leasing professionals toolkits. If you haven't tried Juki yet - then we believe its time to give it a try!  To help you get started, we have laid out how Juki tackles a simple TVM calculation in a worked example below. We invite you to work through the example, and let us know what you think! What to do now Get the app - load Juki into your smart device - apple, android (and PC) links below Try the worked example below and subscribe for more worked examples Sign up for more examples, give feedback or ask for more details of how Juki works seamlessly with your lease administration system.

Jaguar Land Rover & Shell partner-up in pay-fuel-from-dashboard technology

A new app for Jaguar's InControl infotainment system allows paying for fuel from a vehicle's dashboard via a new partnership with Shell.

Jaguar Land Rover & Shell partner-up in pay-fuel-from-dashboard technology

Feb 21, 2017

A new app for Jaguar's InControl infotainment system allows paying for fuel from a vehicle's dashboard via a new partnership with Shell.

Kieran O’Brien analyses the challenges in building a captive finance business

In moving from a vendor finance partnership to fully-fledged captive, manufacturers face a new set of challenges, particularly in areas such as governance and compliance.

Kieran O’Brien analyses the challenges in building a captive finance business

Feb 21, 2017

In moving from a vendor finance partnership to fully-fledged captive, manufacturers face a new set of challenges, particularly in areas such as governance and compliance.

Alfa reappoints Ciarán Hevey as a director

Alfa, global supplier of asset and automotive finance software and consultancy services, is delighted to announce the return of Ciarán Hevey to the company as a director.

Alfa reappoints Ciarán Hevey as a director

Feb 21, 2017

Alfa, global supplier of asset and automotive finance software and consultancy services, is delighted to announce the return of Ciarán Hevey to the company as a director.

BCA Partner Finance hits record month in January with 500 vehicles a day funded

Rising volumes and strong demand in the used vehicle market has driven BCA Partner Finance to a record month, with over 500 units a day being funded throughout January.

BCA Partner Finance hits record month in January with 500 vehicles a day funded

Feb 20, 2017

Rising volumes and strong demand in the used vehicle market has driven BCA Partner Finance to a record month, with over 500 units a day being funded throughout January.

Julian Hobbs explains how emerging business models can link payment for equipment to resulting business benefits

The world of business is changing. Organisations no longer expect their established machinery, equipment and technology landscape to keep them competitive across a decade.

Julian Hobbs explains how emerging business models can link payment for equipment to resulting business benefits

Feb 16, 2017

The world of business is changing. Organisations no longer expect their established machinery, equipment and technology landscape to keep them competitive across a decade.

Promotion for Chantelle Brady at Onset Financial - and also full-time role for baseball legend Wally Joiner

Chantelle Brady, one of the original founders of Onset Financial, has been promoted to senior vice president of lease operations.

Promotion for Chantelle Brady at Onset Financial - and also full-time role for baseball legend Wally Joiner

Feb 15, 2017

Chantelle Brady, one of the original founders of Onset Financial, has been promoted to senior vice president of lease operations.

Christopher Burke asks where are all the women who should be working in technology?

The concept of women in technology, or in any senior business role, still grabs the headlines.

Christopher Burke asks where are all the women who should be working in technology?

Feb 15, 2017

The concept of women in technology, or in any senior business role, still grabs the headlines.

GM’s talks to sell European auto business to Peugeot is part of Mary Barra’s long game

In a move that could shake up the global auto industry, General Motors and French automaker PSA Group are currently in talks that could result in PSA buying GM's European auto operations.

GM’s talks to sell European auto business to Peugeot is part of Mary Barra’s long game

Feb 15, 2017

In a move that could shake up the global auto industry, General Motors and French automaker PSA Group are currently in talks that could result in PSA buying GM's European auto operations.

Americans’ auto leasing trends uncovered by Swapalease.com

Swapalease.com predicts that the US auto lease market will remain at healthy and near-record levels heading into Q1 2017, particularly with overall US new-vehicle sales expected to remain in the forecasted 17+ million mark for 2017.

Americans’ auto leasing trends uncovered by Swapalease.com

Feb 14, 2017

Swapalease.com predicts that the US auto lease market will remain at healthy and near-record levels heading into Q1 2017, particularly with overall US new-vehicle sales expected to remain in the forecasted 17+ million mark for 2017.

Obtaining title to a new car no longer paramount amongst UK car borrowers as personal leasing takes off

Personal contract hire (PCH) is growing at a significant rate as more and more UK consumers are turning their back on hire purchase (HP) and choosing to lease their cars instead.

Obtaining title to a new car no longer paramount amongst UK car borrowers as personal leasing takes off

Feb 14, 2017

Personal contract hire (PCH) is growing at a significant rate as more and more UK consumers are turning their back on hire purchase (HP) and choosing to lease their cars instead.

Less than 50% of global organizations trust big data for important business decisions

Data is being used by businesses in more ways than ever before, but it seems they still lack trust in their data.

Less than 50% of global organizations trust big data for important business decisions

Feb 14, 2017

Data is being used by businesses in more ways than ever before, but it seems they still lack trust in their data.

AutoGravity experiences spectacular growth as carmakers buy into its F&I capabilities

Daimler is the latest car manufacturer to be investing a “double-digit million euro amount” into AutoGravity, a smartphone-based vehicle leasing and financing app as part of a broader push by the carmaker to build a digital platform for financial services.

AutoGravity experiences spectacular growth as carmakers buy into its F&I capabilities

Feb 14, 2017

Daimler is the latest car manufacturer to be investing a “double-digit million euro amount” into AutoGravity, a smartphone-based vehicle leasing and financing app as part of a broader push by the carmaker to build a digital platform for financial services.

General Motors & Toyota stress that US rules limiting self-driving cars need to be eased

General Motors and Toyota Motor officials will tell a US House panel on Tuesday 14 February that automakers need changes to automotive safety rules to allow the deployment of self-driving cars on American roads.

General Motors & Toyota stress that US rules limiting self-driving cars need to be eased

Feb 14, 2017

General Motors and Toyota Motor officials will tell a US House panel on Tuesday 14 February that automakers need changes to automotive safety rules to allow the deployment of self-driving cars on American roads.