Deloitte chief economist forecasts global growth but uncertainty and risks remain

The vast majority of economists expect global growth to recover as lockdown and vaccination programmes succeed in reducing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Deloitte’s UK chief economist Ian Stewart explains. 

Deloitte chief economist forecasts global growth but uncertainty and risks remain

Jan 21, 2021

The vast majority of economists expect global growth to recover as lockdown and vaccination programmes succeed in reducing the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Deloitte’s UK chief economist Ian Stewart explains. 

An auto-finance man to the core: Peter Landers 1961 – 2021

Asset Finance International, alongside his friends and colleagues in the auto finance industry, was much saddened to learn of the death of Peter Landers, director of strategic partnerships at MotoNovo Finance. Following the challenge of ill health going back to 2018, Peter faced a new battle with Covid-19 during December 2020 and finally succumbed in the early hours of New Year’s Day. Peter was an auto-finance man to the core, and learnt his trade up through the ranks of the industry starting with United Dominions Trust (UDT) where he worked from 1982 to 1989.

An auto-finance man to the core: Peter Landers 1961 – 2021

Jan 11, 2021

Asset Finance International, alongside his friends and colleagues in the auto finance industry, was much saddened to learn of the death of Peter Landers, director of strategic partnerships at MotoNovo Finance. Following the challenge of ill health going back to 2018, Peter faced a new battle with Covid-19 during December 2020 and finally succumbed in the early hours of New Year’s Day. Peter was an auto-finance man to the core, and learnt his trade up through the ranks of the industry starting with United Dominions Trust (UDT) where he worked from 1982 to 1989.

Ian Robertson & Paul Johnson-Ferguson argue that now more than ever the systems environment is a strategic component of any asset finance business

COVID-19 has resulted in a need to accelerate the transformation of many asset finance company systems environments. Systems providers have been extremely active innovating and bringing new functionality and new solutions to market in recent years and months. New demands continue to arise, and new solution opportunities are emerging continuously providing even more aspects for businesses to assess and evaluate.

Ian Robertson & Paul Johnson-Ferguson argue that now more than ever the systems environment is a strategic component of any asset finance business

Jan 11, 2021

COVID-19 has resulted in a need to accelerate the transformation of many asset finance company systems environments. Systems providers have been extremely active innovating and bringing new functionality and new solutions to market in recent years and months. New demands continue to arise, and new solution opportunities are emerging continuously providing even more aspects for businesses to assess and evaluate.

Thought Leaders

Tor Bowen wins Champagne prize in IAFN’s Christmas debate with intriguing Santa Claus question

Dec 30, 2020

Tor Bowen has won the “most entertaining question” challenge set by International Asset Finance Network (IAFN) in its Christmas Debate held on 17 December 2020. Bowen, senior consultant and UK lead at Invigors EMEA, was a delegate at the private online event held for asset finance professionals on the lead up to Christmas. The IAFN debate which was heralded to be “light hearted and fun” centred on the proposition that “This house believes that a transition from personal contract purchase (PCP) to personal contract hire (PCH) will create more problems than opportunities”.

Appointments

NETSOL Technologies appoints Naeem Ghauri as company president as subscription services set to expand

Dec 21, 2020

NETSOL Technologies Inc. has appointed co-founder, president of global sales and CEO of Otoz, Naeem Ghauri, to serve as president of NETSOL Technologies, Inc. (NTI). This newly created role will oversee company operations both domestically and internationally with reporting duties directly to the chairman and CEO. As president of NTI, Ghauri will be responsible for P&L for all subsidiaries as well as developing a cohesive strategy to market the company’s core business and new innovative solutions.

Leasing Professionals

IAFN Online celebrates a year of supporting the asset finance industry

Dec 31, 2020

After an unprecedented year of economy-crippling global pandemics, Australian wildfires and tense Brexit negotiations the asset finance industry quietened down for the holiday period. With the aim of guiding the industry the asset finance industry through one of the most challenging periods ever witnessed, the International Asset Finance Network (IAFN) created a series of virtual conferences under the name IAFN Online.