Mar 01, 2017
Free video and report from White Clarke Group AVAILABLE NOW, FREE OF CHARGE For the fifth consecutive year since the global economic crisis, the leasing industry has expanded, with the top 50 leasing markets growing new business volume by 6.5%. Three regions, North America, Europe and Asia, account for more than 90% of total world volume. Latin America recorded growth of 28.9%, showing the largest percentage rise among all global regions. Asia is up by 14.4%. North America has also seen an impressive growth of 10.7%. The outlook for all six regions looks cautiously optimistic given the reported growth in most regions. 2016 has brought some significant economic and political events, namely Brexit and the election of Donald Trump to the US Presidency. It is too early to assess how these events may impact upon the economies of the world and the global leasing industry in the medium term, but there may be some resulting economic instability in 2017.
Nov 01, 2016
AVAILABLE NOW, FREE OF CHARGE New business volumes in the US equipment leasing market grew by 12.4% to $123 billion in 2015 Independent lessors experienced the strongest rate of growth in 2015, although this segment still trails banks and captives for market share. In 2015 the equipment finance market was dominated by the transportation, IT, construction, and agriculture segments, although of all market segments only transportation, IT and construction saw any growth over the previous year, and the only significant growth was in transportation. Business confidence has slumped, following a general downward trend since early 2015. Confidence among small businesses is also falling, leading to a cautious attitude to borrowing and investing in their businesses. New vehicle sales are down after 66 straight months of growth. Fleet sales are growing, as is the volume of new vehicles financed by leasing which now accounts for around one-third of the market. FULL SUMMARY OF FINDINGS - SEE PAGE 4 OF THE SURVEY INCLUDES LEADERS' INSIGHTS Gary Amos, CEO of Commercial Finance Americas, Siemens Financial Services Bill Bosco, Principal, Leasing 101 Jonathan Dodds, Chief Executive Officer – Americas, White Clarke Group Chris Enbom, CEO, Allegiant Partners Brendan Gleeson, Group CEO, White Clarke Group Dave Mirsky, Chief Executive Officer, Pacific Rim Capital Tom Partridge, President, Fifth Third Equipment Finance Bob Rinaldi, CEO, Commercial Industrial Finance Alan Sikora, CEO, First American Equipment Finance, a City National Bank company Bill Stephenson, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board at DLL Adam Warner, President, Key Equipment Finance Marguerite Watanabe, President, Connections Insights Stephen Whelan, Partner, Blank Rome LLP
Nov 12, 2015
AVAILABLE NOW, FREE OF CHARGE There was a return to growth for the Australian equipment finance industry in 2014, with total new business volumes increasing by 2.4% to A$41.9 billion. The general equipment finance sector accounted for 17% of total NBV in 2014, of which slightly more than one-third was from operating leases, while finance leases provided the remainder. NBV for cars & light commercial vehicles continues to grow; however, the mining, earthmoving & construction sectors continue to decline. In the auto fleet sector, data shows that although the total portfolio increased only marginally over the 12 months to August 2015, this was an improvement over the previous 12 months. Market share by type of facility remains stable, with operating leases in all forms taking over 60% of the funded total. Fleet leasing NBV returned to an average quarterly total in excess of A$1 billion. FULL SUMMARY OF FINDINGS - SEE PAGE 3 OF THE SURVEY INCLUDES LEADERS' INSIGHTS John Bills, Director, Australian Equipment Lessors Association (AELA); John Dennis, Managing Director, Australian Structured Finance Group; Nino Di Bartolomeo, Partner, Norton Rose Fulbright Australia; Colin Fleischmann, Director Asia Pacific, White Clarke Group; Craig Gee, Director, Marubeni Equipment Finance (Oceania); Michelle Gibbs, Director, CFO Advisory at KPMG Australia; Helen Gordon, Executive Officer, Australian Fleet Lessors Association (AFLA); George Lagos, Senior General Manager, Canon Finance Australia; Hugh Lander, Chief Executive Officer, BOQ Finance; Carmen Luk, Manager, CFO Advisory at KPMG Australia; Chris Pearson, CEO Asia Pacific, White Clarke Group; Joel Phillips, Director, Financial Services Tax at KPMG Australia.