Feb 11, 2021: Earlier this month the UK Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) published the results of its Q1 2021 Industry outlook survey of members. The members reported that if the third UK-wide lockdown and the vaccine rollout are successful in bringing t...
 
Feb 04, 2021: In December 2020 the Office for National Statistics reported that the unemployment rate in the UK increased to 4.9% in the three months to October of 2020 (latest figures available), compared to 4.8% in the previous period – but, tellingly, below f...
 
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.  ...
 
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...
 
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...
 
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 o...
 
Dec 09, 2020: As a result of the pandemic, many people have become classed as vulnerable customers from a lending perspective. This has pushed the vulnerability guidelines and legislation set by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to the forefront of lender’s ...
 
Nov 25, 2020: John Deane (pictured above), chief executive officer, chairman and co-founder of The Alta Group, has announced he will be leaving the consultancy firm after 27 years leading the company. Deane is set to retire from daily management of the Group at...
 
Oct 28, 2020: Asset Finance International, like the entire asset finance industry, was shocked to hear of the sudden death of Gavin Wraith-Carter, managing director of Hitachi Capital Business Finance (HCBF), on 24 September. The immense quantity of condolences...
 
Sep 10, 2020: "The pandemic has posed many challenges to equipment and auto finance providers, as customer needs have drastically changed." The coronavirus pandemic has continued to pose challenges to operators in the global auto and equipment finance indus...