Asset Finance Connect Awards Nominations Go Live

Asset Finance Connect’s Summer Awards 2024 website is now open for organisations to add their nominations for award winners and to book their tables. “There are lots of excellent awards that industry players will want to compete for – and you have until 12th April to get your nominations in,” said Edward Peck, CEO of Asset Finance Connect. “Our categories provide the opportunity for employers to recognise not only the outstanding achievements of their company but also the hard work and talent of their employees from the CEO right through to rising stars who are just starting their career.”

Asset Finance Connect Awards Nominations Go Live

Feb 19, 2024

Asset Finance Connect’s Summer Awards 2024 website is now open for organisations to add their nominations for award winners and to book their tables. “There are lots of excellent awards that industry players will want to compete for – and you have until 12th April to get your nominations in,” said Edward Peck, CEO of Asset Finance Connect. “Our categories provide the opportunity for employers to recognise not only the outstanding achievements of their company but also the hard work and talent of their employees from the CEO right through to rising stars who are just starting their career.”

Metro Bank appoints Andy Veares as Managing Director for Corporate and Commercial

Metro Bank has appointed Andy Veares as its new managing director for corporate and commercial subject to regulatory approval. Veares has been at the bank since 2012 most recently as director of large trading businesses.

Metro Bank appoints Andy Veares as Managing Director for Corporate and Commercial

Feb 20, 2024

Metro Bank has appointed Andy Veares as its new managing director for corporate and commercial subject to regulatory approval. Veares has been at the bank since 2012 most recently as director of large trading businesses.

The impact of Brexit on the UK’s SME community

John Phillipou, Managing Director of Paragon Bank’s SME Lending Division shares his thoughts on how SME businesses in the UK have adapted since Brexit. What do we remember about 2020? Most of us immediately think of the country going into lockdown in March 2020 as Covid-19 hit. Beyond that, 2020 was already going to be a challenging year for UK SMEs. Amidst the panic and confusion of lockdown, Brexit, where the UK officially left the European Union on January 31st was largely forgotten during Covid, as businesses fought to stay afloat.

The impact of Brexit on the UK’s SME community

Feb 19, 2024

John Phillipou, Managing Director of Paragon Bank’s SME Lending Division shares his thoughts on how SME businesses in the UK have adapted since Brexit. What do we remember about 2020? Most of us immediately think of the country going into lockdown in March 2020 as Covid-19 hit. Beyond that, 2020 was already going to be a challenging year for UK SMEs. Amidst the panic and confusion of lockdown, Brexit, where the UK officially left the European Union on January 31st was largely forgotten during Covid, as businesses fought to stay afloat.

Thought Leaders

Driving the electrification of the auto industry

Feb 08, 2024

The transition to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) comes at a time when there are lots of moving parts in the automotive industry – agency, regulatory changes (including consumer duty), and new mobility products such as subscription and new rental products. The EV transition saw the UK government and auto industry originally focused on selling new EVs and getting a fully functioning charging infrastructure in place. But while the supply of EVs is starting to improve, demand is suffering as a result of a poor second-hand EV market.

Leasing Professionals

AFPA Trust to celebrate International Women's Day 2024

Feb 12, 2024

  To celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday 8th March, AFPA Trust will be hosting an exclusive International Women’s Day Lunch. Hosted by Aysha Ellis-Aziz, AFPA Trust Deputy Chairwoman, and Jane Bird, AFPA Trust Ambassador, the gathering will be a tribute to the inspirational women championing inclusion for girls and women.