Mike Francis calls for greater innovation in leasing industry as Investec Asset Finance hits £2 billion mark

Sponsored by CBC Resourcing Solutions. Investec Asset Finance plc (IAF) has just broken through the £2 billion mark for financing of equipment to UK businesses. Since its South African parent bank commenced asset finance operations in the UK some 16 years ago, initially with the acquisition of Abingdon-based Dynamic Finance, IAF’s record has been of consistent growth.

Mike Francis calls for greater innovation in leasing industry as Investec Asset Finance hits £2 billion mark

Sep 19, 2014

Sponsored by CBC Resourcing Solutions. Investec Asset Finance plc (IAF) has just broken through the £2 billion mark for financing of equipment to UK businesses. Since its South African parent bank commenced asset finance operations in the UK some 16 years ago, initially with the acquisition of Abingdon-based Dynamic Finance, IAF’s record has been of consistent growth.

Scotland’s vote to stay in UK heralds wide-ranging changes - but more stability for leasing

The voters of Scotland have decided to remain part of the UK – by a very substantial, though not massive, margin in an extremely high voting turnout. Changes in the UK system of government, affecting Scotland in different ways from the rest of the country, are nevertheless on the way.

Scotland’s vote to stay in UK heralds wide-ranging changes - but more stability for leasing

Sep 19, 2014

The voters of Scotland have decided to remain part of the UK – by a very substantial, though not massive, margin in an extremely high voting turnout. Changes in the UK system of government, affecting Scotland in different ways from the rest of the country, are nevertheless on the way.

David Bowden urges UK asset lenders to “get good VAT advice at the beginning” in the light of a recent court case

A recent VAT case from the First Tier Tribunal will be of interest to asset finance providers.  In a reserved decision dated August 1, 2014 of Judge Guy Brannan and Julian Stafford, the tribunal had to rule on the recoverability of VAT made by a finance house on hire purchase transactions.

David Bowden urges UK asset lenders to “get good VAT advice at the beginning” in the light of a recent court case

Sep 19, 2014

A recent VAT case from the First Tier Tribunal will be of interest to asset finance providers.  In a reserved decision dated August 1, 2014 of Judge Guy Brannan and Julian Stafford, the tribunal had to rule on the recoverability of VAT made by a finance house on hire purchase transactions.

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Olanrewaju Usman tells of the trials & tribulations of leasing in Nigeria

In spite of the clear benefits associated with equipment leasing, Nigerian lessors have yet to exploit their full potential. In Nigeria leasing should enable easy access to much needed equipment - required for productive speculation and which would stimulate economic growth and development.  

Olanrewaju Usman tells of the trials & tribulations of leasing in Nigeria

Sep 17, 2014

In spite of the clear benefits associated with equipment leasing, Nigerian lessors have yet to exploit their full potential. In Nigeria leasing should enable easy access to much needed equipment - required for productive speculation and which would stimulate economic growth and development.  

Emerging markets: the new target for US companies

US equipment lessors closely followed a recent study which indicated that American businesses are increasingly looking to emerging markets for export growth - in both the short and long term. The latest US HSBC Global Connections Trade Forecast reveals that even though US exports are expected to grow by about 6% per year through to 2030 and advanced economies will continue to play a dominant role in US trade, the forecast predicts that China and India present the best trade prospects.

Emerging markets: the new target for US companies

Sep 17, 2014

US equipment lessors closely followed a recent study which indicated that American businesses are increasingly looking to emerging markets for export growth - in both the short and long term. The latest US HSBC Global Connections Trade Forecast reveals that even though US exports are expected to grow by about 6% per year through to 2030 and advanced economies will continue to play a dominant role in US trade, the forecast predicts that China and India present the best trade prospects.

Canada's Moe Danis wins Member of the Year accolade at conference

Moe Danis, vice president of structured & corporate finance at Pacific & Western Bank of Canada, has been named Member of the Year 2013–2014 by the Canadian Finance & Leasing Association (CFLA) at its 2014 Annual Conference. Moe Danis (pictured) joined Pacific & Western Bank of Canada in September, 2010, to create a state-of-the-art small ticket lease and loan purchase program, referred to as the Bulk Lease & Loan Purchase Program.

Canada's Moe Danis wins Member of the Year accolade at conference

Sep 16, 2014

Moe Danis, vice president of structured & corporate finance at Pacific & Western Bank of Canada, has been named Member of the Year 2013–2014 by the Canadian Finance & Leasing Association (CFLA) at its 2014 Annual Conference. Moe Danis (pictured) joined Pacific & Western Bank of Canada in September, 2010, to create a state-of-the-art small ticket lease and loan purchase program, referred to as the Bulk Lease & Loan Purchase Program.

European lessors’ pre-tax profits rise by 15% in Q2 2104 and herald “significant recovery”

Leaseurope reports that its Index for Q2 2014 reveals that weighted average ratios for Q2 2014 have improved further on the strong levels seen in Q1 2014. They all show a significant improvement compared to the results of Q2 2013.

European lessors’ pre-tax profits rise by 15% in Q2 2104 and herald “significant recovery”

Sep 16, 2014

Leaseurope reports that its Index for Q2 2014 reveals that weighted average ratios for Q2 2014 have improved further on the strong levels seen in Q1 2014. They all show a significant improvement compared to the results of Q2 2013.

Lessors need fear no near-term impact from airline leasing

The recent instances of airline companies establishing leasing subsidiaries is not forecast to develop into a major competitive threat for existing aircraft lessors in the near-term. The longer-term implications are less clear, however, but Fitch Ratings does not believe that carriers will build their leasing platforms on a sufficiently large scale to significantly shift the competitive landscape.

Lessors need fear no near-term impact from airline leasing

Sep 16, 2014

The recent instances of airline companies establishing leasing subsidiaries is not forecast to develop into a major competitive threat for existing aircraft lessors in the near-term. The longer-term implications are less clear, however, but Fitch Ratings does not believe that carriers will build their leasing platforms on a sufficiently large scale to significantly shift the competitive landscape.

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Used vehicle value declines “won’t dent US auto lease ABS”

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