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#LWAwards18 shortlists + one new category added

Today Leasing World can share with you one new awards category shortlist, for the Lessor of the Year Award, as well as giving a recap of all the shortlists published to date...

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Leasing World announces Service Excellence shortlist

Our Service Excellence Award, sponsored by Siemens Financial Services Ltd, rewards the most exceptional exhibitions of customer service in the leasing and asset finance industry, and we have whittled the shortlist down to six companies...

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White Oak UK opens doors in vendor finance

 White Oak UK and ASSA ABLOY have announced a new partnership aimed at offering finance solutions to ASSA ABLOY UK business customers. White Oak UK, who rebranded from LDF in July, has been providing flexible business finance solutions in the UK for more than 30 years...

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#LWAwards18 shortlists, full update

With less than three weeks to go until Leasing World's 10th Awards Dinner (October 30th), we're continuing to roll out the awards shortlists, and today we're adding Top Asset Finance Legal Team to the list of lists...

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PCF to acquire Azule

PCF Group plc (“PCF”) has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, PCF Bank Limited, has agreed to acquire the entire issued share capital of Azule Limited for a total consideration of up to £5.6 million. The acquisition provides for an initial consideration of c.£4.1 million, and will immediately enhance Group earnings...

 

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CPF in first vendor scheme

Less than five months since launching, Construction Plant Finance Ltd is delighted to have clinched its first Vendor scheme in partnership with another dynamic new name to enter the UK construction industry. Construction Plant Finance will be partnering JC Mac Ltd in providing them with a fully branded Vendor Sales-Aid programme...

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New Chief Operating Officer at Hitachi Capital

 Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC has appointed Jonathan Biggin as Chief Operating Officer. Jonathan brings over 20 years of experience in financial services to the role, having held senior positions at Barclays, American Express, Bank of America and Lloyds Banking Group...

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Four more shortlists for 2018 Leasing World Awards

With less than four weeks to go until the Leasing World Awards Dinner 2018 on October 30th, we continue to roll out the shortlists for this year's multiple award categories...

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British Business Bank doubles Simply Asset Finance’s facility

 Simply Asset Finance has announced the agreement of a second tranche of its asset finance facility from the British Business Bank. Together, the two rounds of financing will provide more than £120m of funding...

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Wesleyan Bank marks landmark anniversary

Wesleyan Bank is 25 years old as on 1st October 2018. The company, enjoying a year of significant growth in its lending, has more than doubled its acquisition funding year on year across its professions sectors...

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Awards shortlist: Top Bank Lessor 2018

We continue to announce the shortlists in each category for the Leasing World Awards 2018, and today it's the turn of the nominees in the category of Top Bank Lessor...

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Revealed: longlist for SME Champion of the Year Award

It's too long to be a shortlist; a popular category features a host of big names vying to pick up the trophy for the SME Champion of the Year at next month's Leasing World Awards Dinner on October 30th...

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First six Awards shortlist now available

As Leasing World continues to roll out the shortlist for our Awards Dinner on October 30th, the first six category shortlists have now been revealed...see below!

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Asset Finance Diploma celebrates 30 new graduates

30 asset finance professionals have become the first graduates of a new Diploma in Asset Finance (“DipAF”), awarded by The London Institute of Banking & Finance. DipAF provides specialists working in the asset finance sector with the in-depth knowledge they need to operate effectively and the opportunity to attain an industry-recognised qualification.

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LeasingWorld Awards shortlist: Professions Champion

Leasing World can now reveal the names on the shortlist for this year's "Professions Champion" award, to be handed out at our Awards Dinner on October 30th...

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Carrick Asset Finance launches today

Glasgow-based Carrick Asset Finance launches today, Monday 24 September, with support from the Commercial Finance team at Bank of London and The Middle East plc. Carrick will help SMEs release capital tied up in their assets or acquire business critical assets through a range of products and services including; hire purchase, lease purchase, finance lease, sale and lease back...

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Read the first 3 shortlists for the Leasing World Awards 2018

This week Leasing World has revealed the first three category shortlists for 2018, with the winners to be revealed at our Awards Dinner on October 30th. This year will be the first time the Leasing World Awards Ceremony has hosted 300 people. It is going to be a full house at the Hilton London Bankside...

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Leasing World announces Broker Champion shortlist

Leasing World can now reveal the names of the four firms who have made the shortlist for our Broker Champion of the Year 2018 award...

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Leasing World announces Business Finance Champion shortlist

Leasing World can now reveal the shortlist for 2018's Business Finance Champion award, with the winner to be revealed at our Awards Dinner on October 30th...

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Arkle Finance celebrates twin milestones

 The specialist asset finance provider Arkle Finance has marked its 21st anniversary by reaching an important milestone - £100 million in loans successfully completed. The achievement comes after a period of sustained and steady growth for the lender, which has increased its loan book by 15pct a year for each of the last three years...

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How SMEs are set to battle uncertainty

More than two thirds of small business owners (67pct) are working on plans to deliver growth in the next three months. This represents a rise from this time last year (61pct). In every English region, there is an increase in the proportion of small businesses now working on an action plan for growth, and small businesses in the East of England lead the charge on investing new new machinery and infrastructure (18pct)...

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WFW advises BNP Paribas on US$116m refinance

Watson Farley & Williams has advised BNP Paribas Hong Kong Branch as facility agent on a US$116.5m loan facility to AVIC International Leasing Co., Ltd. The facility is being used to finance five product tankers under a sale and leaseback transaction...

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CIT completes sale of European rail business

CIT Group Inc. has announced that it completed the sale of NACCO, its European rail leasing business, for net proceeds of $1.1 billion (approx £840 million). The sale was completed in two separate transactions and included approximately $1.2 billion in assets, and the operations and assets were sold to German-based VTG Aktiengesellschaft ("VTG")...

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Invigors welcomes new Netherlands Senior Consultant

The Asset Finance consulting and services firm Invigors EMEA LLP, the European arm of The Alta Group, today announced that Frans Jansen, formerly Vice President of Doosan Infracore Financial Solutions, has joined the firm as Senior Consultant in The Netherlands. Jansen brings more than 25 years of pan-European finance experience in the captive and vendor finance markets.

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DLL stimulates circular business for SMEs

The European Investment Bank ("EIB") has signed an agreement with DLL establishing more support for Dutch and Belgian SME and mid-cap companies from DLL’s Life Cycle Asset Management Program. The credit facility includes EUR 100 million and enables Dutch and Belgian companies committed to sustainable and circular business to benefit from a lower interest rate.

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Alphabet expands into Russian market

The company’s cooperation with leasing partner Major Profi gives developing Russian market access to full operational leasing products and services.

 

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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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Job Board

Healthcare Business Development Manager - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Sales Support - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Relationship Director : Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Relationship Director : Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Credit Support Executive - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Customer Services Team Leader - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Customer Services Team Leader - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Head of Dealer/Broker Finance - Motor Finance - THC Recruitment
Area Sales Manager - Motor Finance - THC Recruitment
Pre-sales Consultant - Specialist Finance Software - THC Recruitment
Asset and Technology Finance - BDM - THC Recruitment
Leasing and Contracts Administrator - THC Recruitment
Sales Advisor – Business Finance - THC Recruitment
Sales Support – SNR level - THC Recruitment
Internal Account Manager – Asset Finance - The Oakland Partnership
Business Development Manager – Clean Tech - The Oakland Partnership
Experienced Collections Account Manager – Financial Services - The Oakland Partnership
Credit Underwriter – Asset Finance - The Oakland Partnership
Credit Analyst – Asset Finance - The Oakland Partnership
Credit and Risk Manager – Asset Finance - The Oakland Partnership
SALES SUPPORT OPPORTUNITY – FINANCIAL SERVICES - The Oakland Partnership
J2374 - Customer Services Administrator - UK, Thames Valley - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2368 - Account Manager, Office Equipment - UK, S Eng / SE Eng - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2373 - Senior Broker Development Manager - UK, Midlands - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2370 - Partner Development Account Manager - Germany, Munich - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2372 - Business Development Manager, Hard Assets - UK, Flexible - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2371 - Sales Support Co-ordinator - UK, Thames Valley / SE Eng - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2366 - Finance Controller - UK, Surrey - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
Broker Manager – North West – Salary range to c£55,000 typical average monthly commissions for an on target performance is > £4000 per month and with totally uncapped earning potential. All usual large company benefits including a company car and a gener - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Lease Accountant - Asset Finance - South West London - Salary to £40,000 plus bonus plus excellent benefits ( Qualified , studying or qualified by experience ALL acceptable to apply ) - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Business Development Managers – Asset Finance – Edinburgh , Yorkshire , East Midlands , London & South East , Thames Valley . Base salary range up to £65,000 + company car allowance of £5400 plus up to 25% of all gross profit, 80% of this is quarterly pai - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Business Development Managers – Asset Finance – Midlands & North – Salary to £50,000 plus car allowance of £6,000 + commission at up to 30% of gross profit. Realistic year one earning £80,000 , year 2 substantially more and with uncapped potential. - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Assistant Relationship Manager – IT Finance – South West London – salary range up to £45,000 discretionary year end paid bonus of up to 25% of salary. - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Dealer Manager – Transport Asset Finance – UK South of Midlands– Salary up to £50,000, on target earnings at least £75,000 - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Dealer Manager – Transport Asset Finance - Midlands and North– Salary up to £50,000, on target earnings at least £75,000 - Robinson Toms Recruitment
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