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Energy and excitement at the Commercial Finance Expo

Yesterday Leasing World took one of over 130 stands at what the NACFB markets as the Commercial Finance Expo 2018. Here are some brief notes about our impressions of a big day out of the office...

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See us at the Commercial Finance Expo next week

In exactly one week's time, Leasing World will be hitting the road to prepare for the NACFB's Commercial Finance Expo...

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New intake at Ignition

Ignition, a leading provider of vehicle and asset finance for UK SMEs, welcomes three new members to its growing team.

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Be In It to Win It: Leasing World Awards 2018

We’re now accepting entries for our tenth Annual Awards Ceremony, to be held at Hilton London Bankside on 30 October, and we have added several new award categories this year...
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Now just 2 weeks till Commercial Finance Expo 2018

136 exhibitors will be there to greet you at the NACFB's annual Commercial Finance Expo on June 20th. Don't miss it!

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GDPR: now the dust is settling

Jan Szmigin, Editor of Leasing World, reviews the landscape after the GDPR deadline has passed.

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Zero interest for over 3 million SMEs

More than three fifths of SMEs in Britain are not earning any interest on their business savings, and six in ten (65pct) SMEs hold a business savings account with the same provider as their personal savings

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Close Brothers Sales Academy focuses on diversity

Close Brothers' next iteration of its Sales Academy aims to attract equal numbers of male and female trainees.

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Driving the BVRLA forward

Investment into infrastructure, research and expertise is well under way at the BVRLA.

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Paragon expands sector expertise

Paragon Banking Group’s first half results show a strong increase in asset finance lending to small and medium sized UK businesses, up 54pct.

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Strong six months for PCF Group

PCF Group plc, the AIM-listed specialist bank, has just announced its results for the six months ending 31 March 2018, including a doubling in the value of new business originations.

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Is the Customer Experience good enough?

 For the past three days, Leasing World has been attending EFMA’s “Channels and Customer Experience” conference in London...

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Paragon gains momentum in Structured Lending arena

Paragon Banking Group’s Structured Lending team has got off to a strong start, developing a robust pipeline of future opportunities following its first high profile deal with SME funding provider Liberis.

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Aldermore Academy trains 500th new broker

The Aldermore Broker Academy has supported their 500th graduate since launching the unique offering in 2014 – free of charge for the brokers attending.

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Electric van market charges up

The number of electric vans on the road has hit a record high, rising to 3,880 at the end of 2017, up 30pct from 2,990 in 2016, according to new research from online business supermarket Funding Options.

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Newport finance house wins business award

Henry Howard Finance (HHF) has been awarded the title of ‘Wales Large Company Management Team of the Year’ at the BVCA Management Team Awards held on 3 May. 

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MotoNovo collects award

MotoNovo Finance has been recognised as leading bank owned independent finance provider in front of an audience of motor finance professionals from across Europe, on April 26th.

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GDPR - how consumers will act

Veritas Technologies' survey of 3000 people suggests that two in five consumers plan to take advantage of their data privacy rights within six months of GDPR coming into force on May 25th.

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Aldermore choose Independent Age for 2018

Employees at Aldermore have chosen Independent Age, which offers free information and advice for older people and their families, as their Charity of the Year for 2018.

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New CEO at HTB

The Board of Hampshire Trust Bank plc has announced the appointment of Matthew Wyles as the Bank's new Chief Executive Officer.

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Santander helps maintain haulage momentum

Oldham-based HTF Transport Ltd has expanded its fleet following a significant asset finance facility with Santander Business Banking.

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Alphabet expands into Irish market

Alphabet International has extended its offering in the fleet services domain to 21 countries, with the addition of Ireland to its list of markets across Europe, Australia and China.

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Acquisition of LandKreditt Finans AS

BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions announced on Tues 13 February the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding for the 100pct acquisition of a Norwegian leader in agricultural leasing, Landkreditt Finans AS. This operation will be finalised by the end of the first half of 2018, subject to the agreement of the various supervisory authorities. With this acquisition, BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions is laying the first milestone of its expansion in the Nordic countries, reinforcing its position as Europe’s leading leasing company.

 

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Catch up with Basel 3/4, IFRS16, aircraft, systems

International and EMEA leasing news is available on the Leasing World International APP for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices, and is free to download. For those looking to view on their PC . .

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Implementing IFRS16

Ultimate IFRS16 session . .

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Leaseurope launches SME Roundtable

Leaseurope is launching a series of roundtable meetings across Europe to discuss leasing as a key source of finance for SMEs. The aim is to explore the national SME financing landscape and improve the understanding of leasing as a valuable form of investment finance, as well as identifying any potential obstacles hindering its use by local SMEs and how these could be tackled at national and ultimately European levels . .

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New International CEO at Bibby

Independent business funder, Bibby Financial Services (“Bibby”), has announced that Steven Box has taken on the role of International Chief Executive Officer. In addition to Bibby’s European businesses, as of 1 January 2016 he is responsible for operations in Canada, USA, India, Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia . .

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dll sale rumours

It has been widely trailered in the Dutch and international press that Rabobank Group is in preliminary talks with banks, institutional investors and private-equity firms that may bid for its leasing unit, De Lage Landen International BV, in a sale that may fetch as much as €4.5 billion, according to various sources.

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Leaseurope appoints Leon Dhaene

Leaseurope, the trade association representing the European leasing and automotive rental industries in Europe, has announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously appointed Leon Dhaene as Director General effective 1 December 2015. Leon Dhaene succeeds Tanguy van de Werve who left Leaseurope to join AFME, the Association for Financial Markets in Europe, to head their Brussels Advocacy Office.

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LeasePlan world leader

LeasePlan Corporation N.V has reached a record level of 1.5 million vehicles worldwide, a landmark it considers as confirming its global market leadership . .

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A small community, a very big business

How much does it cost to get into a highly paid career in leasing, that has a touch of glamour about it? There is a way, so how might one go about it? 

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Don’t try fiddling leases in Vietnam

In Vietnam, the HCM City People's Court has handed down death penalties to two former executives, one a leasing executive, for embezzling the equivalent of approximately $5.2 million and abuse of power while running state leasing companies.

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Sword Apak’s 3rd Italian win

Agos Ducato (a subsidiary of Credit Agricole Consumer Finance) has become Sword Apak’s third Italian based client to date, selecting Sword Apak's state-of-the-art Wholesale Floorplanning System (WFS) v6 . .

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Car paranoia for legal eagles?

Supposing a firm leases a fleet of cars from a lessor, and overnight all those cars have to be recalled for the same fault. The usual lease agreement says the lessee has to keep paying whether the asset is available to use or not. 

But what if the lease is through the car manufacturer’s leasing captive?

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They should have googled it?

Did Google google their new name Alphabet before adopting the new handle? Because within a few hours of receiving the Google Alphabet announcement, our editor’s office received a terse email from Munich saying, “As being reported in the media, Google has founded a holding company called Alphabet. The website www.alphabet.com is owned by BMW Group . .

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Job Board

Risk and Compliance Manager - Financial Services - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Assistant Relationship Manager - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Internal Sales - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Credit Underwriter - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Sales Support - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Internal Sales - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Credit Underwriter - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Head of Risk Management – Asset Finance – UK South location – salary range up to £100,000 , generous car allowance , performance bonus up to 50% of salary plus long term incentive plan of up to 50% of salary plus all usual large company benefits. - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Relationship Director – Mid Market Bank Asset Finance – East Midlands . Base salary range to £75,000 bonus typically £15,000 of salary but potentially more , plus company car and all usual bank benefits including a very generous contributory pension. - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Sales Manager – Brokers & Introducers – London, South East , Southern England Salary range extends up to £85,000 with typical bonus to 50% of base salary and potential to earn up to 75%. All usual large company benefits are provided including a company - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Collections Manager – Hard Assets – Based Central London – salary range £40,000 -£50,000 + bonus to £10,000 + benefits - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Broker Managers (2 ) Midlands & North – Salary range £45,000 - £55,000 plus earning potential of up to 75% of base salary + car allowance and all large company benefits - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Corporate Sales Manager – Transport Asset Finance – Midlands to Scottish border sales area – Base salary range up to £75,000 , + monthly paid uncapped commission plus company car and all usual large company benefits. Expected year one earnings £100,000 ye - Robinson Toms Recruitment
UK & IR Country Sales Manager – Hard Assets – location flexible – base salary to £100,000 possibly more plus 25% bonus + excellent benefits generous car allowance , very competitive pension etc. - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Asset Finance - BDM - THC Recruitment
Sales Support Manager (Asset Finance & Leasing) - THC Recruitment
Asset Finance Underwriter (Soft Assets) - THC Recruitment
Head of Asset Finance - Business Development - THC Recruitment
Lease Administrator - THC Recruitment
Motor Finance - Account Manager - THC Recruitment
Motor Finance - Account Manager - THC Recruitment
J2316 - Payouts Co-ordinator - UK, Thames Valley / SE Eng - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2315 - Sales Support Co-ordinator - UK, Thames Valley / SE Eng - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2313 - Credit Manager - UK, Thames Valley / SE Eng - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2317 - Operational Risk Manager - UK, SE Eng / Thames Valley - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2253 - Sales Support Executive - UK, London - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2134 - Relationship Director - UK, London - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2318 - Customer Services Administrator - UK, London - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
Business Support Executive – Financial Services Recruitment - The Oakland Partnership
Business Support Coordinator – Asset Finance - The Oakland Partnership
Credit and Risk Manager – Asset Finance - The Oakland Partnership
INTERNAL SALES EXECUTIVE– ASSET FINANCE – GREAT OPPORTUNITY! - The Oakland Partnership
Collections Manager – Asset Finance - The Oakland Partnership
Experienced Collections Account Manager – Financial Services - The Oakland Partnership
LEASING PROFESSIONALS WANTED TO JOIN TOP ASSET FINANCE RECRUITER - The Oakland Partnership
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