Daimler Financial Services acquires stake in fleet management software provider

Daimler Financial Services has made a strategic investment in Belgian fleet management software developer FleetMaster. The deal to acquire a minority shareholding will generate additional funds for FleetMaster that will be used to finance global expansion.

Daimler Financial Services acquires stake in fleet management software provider

Mar 22, 2019

Daimler Financial Services has made a strategic investment in Belgian fleet management software developer FleetMaster. The deal to acquire a minority shareholding will generate additional funds for FleetMaster that will be used to finance global expansion.

How new regulations will reshape the future of fleet leasing

New regulations are reshaping the future of the fleet market and leasing companies will need to adapt to maximise potential growth opportunities. Factors including new European emissions tests, the introduction of UK clean air zones and a rapid shift away from diesel are among a host of issues that will disrupt the fleet market for years to come. In response, the International Asset Finance Network is hosting a new briefing on April 4 in London to look at how the future of the fleet market will be reshaped by new regulations. The IAFN Consumer and Business Auto Finance Regulatory Forum 2019 will deliver insights that help executives from leasing companies to manage the impact of new regulations and legislation and the changes they will bring.

How new regulations will reshape the future of fleet leasing

Mar 21, 2019

New regulations are reshaping the future of the fleet market and leasing companies will need to adapt to maximise potential growth opportunities. Factors including new European emissions tests, the introduction of UK clean air zones and a rapid shift away from diesel are among a host of issues that will disrupt the fleet market for years to come. In response, the International Asset Finance Network is hosting a new briefing on April 4 in London to look at how the future of the fleet market will be reshaped by new regulations. The IAFN Consumer and Business Auto Finance Regulatory Forum 2019 will deliver insights that help executives from leasing companies to manage the impact of new regulations and legislation and the changes they will bring.

ALD boosts global reach with SternLease acquisition in Netherlands

ALD Automotive, the global leasing and fleet management provider, has acquired Dutch leasing company SternLease from its parent company Stern Group, the Dutch automotive retail and services provider. SternLease has a fleet of around 13,000 vehicles rented to SMEs and private individuals in the Netherlands. It provides leasing services through direct sales and through Stern Group’s network of 85 local dealerships.

ALD boosts global reach with SternLease acquisition in Netherlands

Mar 21, 2019

ALD Automotive, the global leasing and fleet management provider, has acquired Dutch leasing company SternLease from its parent company Stern Group, the Dutch automotive retail and services provider. SternLease has a fleet of around 13,000 vehicles rented to SMEs and private individuals in the Netherlands. It provides leasing services through direct sales and through Stern Group’s network of 85 local dealerships.

Americas

LeasePlan USA introduces Elle voice-enabled virtual assistant for fleet drivers

Feb 07, 2019

Fleet and mobility company LeasePlan USA has introduced a new virtual assistant for business drivers. The assistant, called Elle, will provide real-time vehicle and fleet information to drivers, based on their requests. Drivers can interact with Elle through voice or text-based chat within the MyLeasePlan smartphone app.

Asia Pacific

McMillan Shakespeare and Eclipx agree merger

Nov 21, 2018

McMillan Shakespeare and Eclipx have agreed a merger to create a new market leader in salary packaging and fleet management for Australia and New Zealand. As part of the deal, the MMS board will expand to include three Eclipx directors, while current MMS CEO and CFO, Mike Salisbury and Mark Blackburn, will retain their titles in the combined group. The deal requires shareholder approval, but the businesses say it brings major financial benefits, including efficiency savings. The combined businesses provide salary packaging, novated leasing, fleet leasing and fleet management services throughout Australia and New Zealand.