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Less than four weeks till the Commercial Finance Expo

The NACFB will be hosting its annual Commercial Finance Expo on Wednesday 20th June at Birmingham’s NEC...less than four weeks away.

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Repairing the UK’s Regional Funding Gap

Brokers have a role to play in addressing the funding gap. That's why the NACFB hosts its annual Commercial Finance Expo outside of the South-East in the Midlands, in five weeks' time...

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SKM and CAS in new joint venture

Construction Plant Finance Ltd, a joint venture between SKM Asset Finance Ltd and Corporate Asset Solutions Ltd, is dedicated to the provision of finance solutions for the UK construction industry.

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Accounting for leases is changing

Accounting rules for the leasing of assets are about to change, but will this change the way businesses acquire capital equipment?

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Just 11% of business lending is fixed rate loans

The asset finance market has historically approved of the predictability of fixed interest rates, so what lies behind this shift of focus?

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Praetura puts the needs of SMEs first

Praetura Asset Finance has posted results of another record-breaking Q1, including the news that the number of completed refinance cases has grown by a third.

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UTB brokers report Brexit uncertainty

United Trust Bank says that two thirds of brokers operating in the Asset Finance sector believe that the spectre of Brexit is causing some businesses to delay investing in vehicles, plant and machinery.

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New MD brings spark to Ignition

Ignition, leading UK provider of vehicle and SME asset finance, has today announced the appointment of Paul Caunter as new managing director. Paul takes over the position from Alan Tutte who founded the company in 2004 and who will be supporting Paul in his new role through the transition period...

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Star expects to shine in 2018

The Star Asset Finance group (“SAFL”) is looking to further grow its workforce across the UK. Steve Swift, CEO of SAFL, commented, “We’re keen to attract the right personnel to our team..."

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The new face at MAF

Financial services broker Midlands Asset Finance has bolstered its presence in Lincolnshire by appointing Lincoln-based Tom Gawne to the position of relationship manager...

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Two new names planning ahead at Arkle

The asset finance specialist Arkle Finance has recently appointed Daniel Bailey as managing director as it seeks to consolidate a period of rapid growth, having lent more than £50 million in 2017. One of Mr Bailey’s first actions as MD was to appoint Brian Jerome as an Associate Director with key responsibility for sales...

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The true cost of GDPR

16pct of brokers and intermediaries, who responded to a recent UTB poll, expect their GDPR bill to exceed £5000. However, 15pct are yet to start their preparations for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on 25th May...

 

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Broker achieves lift-off with UTB

United Trust Bank (“UTB”) is pleased to announce that the winner of its 2017 ‘Taste of the high life’ broker promotion is Kay Singh from ChaseBlue Loans...

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Metro Bank boosts business development team

Across London & SE Metro Bank is winning 17pct of SME current account switchers - many of which will require asset finance.  To support these customers Metro Bankhave recruited three new Business Development Directors and three new Business Development Managers...

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Arkle breaks out GDPR toolkit

Specialist lender Arkle Finance provides practical support to small asset finance broking businesses having to prepare for General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). Arkle says it has developed the toolkit “specifically for the leasing market to overcome information overload..."

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BVRLA fights for fleet-friendly tax regime

The UK’s largest purchaser of new cars says it wants to work with Government to revive the electric vehicle market and reverse the recent increase in average new car CO2 emissions. The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association ("BVRLA"), whose members are responsible for one-in-eight cars on UK roads, has written to the Chancellor ahead of the Spring Statement to make clear how working with the fleet sector to develop a fair and well-signposted Company Car Tax regime can encourage drivers to choose greener, cleaner vehicles...

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Hitachi implements VAT innovation

Hitachi Capital Business Finance has announced a major change to the way customers can repay a loan by offering the option to fund VAT across the term of an agreement. An industry first, the scheme means customers are no longer required to pay for VAT upfront as a deposit, as is currently standard across the sector, and are able to spread the cost evenly over the period of the agreement...

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HTB handshake for new Chief Risk Officer

Hampshire Trust Bank has announced the appointment of Clive Gavin as Chief Risk Officer, following regulatory approval. Clive, who joined Hampshire Trust Bank on an interim basis in May 2017, spent 36 years at RBS in a variety of roles. More recently he spent time at Shawbrook Bank assisting them in upgrading their Risk Management and Risk Appetite Frameworks and Aldermore Bank as Interim Head of Enterprise Risk.

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NACFB names 2018 sponsor

Today (20th February) Lloyds Bank was announced as the title sponsor of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers ("NACFB") for 2018. Andy Bishop, National Director of Business Development, SME Banking at Lloyds Bank, said, “We are proud to sponsor the NACFB in 2018 to help deliver more education, innovation and value across this highly competitive market. The NACFB’s commitment to transparency, not to mention their advocacy of the many benefits to customers of using a professional intermediary, is just one of the reasons why becoming title sponsor was an easy decision for us..."

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Arval offers "mobility solutions"

Arval, the fleet management and vehicle leasing company owned by BNP Paribas,  says that it is repositioning itself as a ‘mobility solutions company’ on the back of a raft of new products and services due to be rolled out over the coming months which will see it significantly increase its UK and global customer base. The group predicts its new programme will see it grow its global fleet from 1.1 to 1.3 million units by the end of 2020...

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New BDM for UTB Asset Finance team

United Trust Bank ("UTB") has appointed Chris Leverett as a Business Development Manager for Asset Finance. Chris will be responsible for developing new broker relationships in the Central region including Wales whilst also maintaining United Trust Bank’s existing broker network in those areas, and he will report to Asset Finance Sales Manager, Keith Sangwin. Chris has more than 30 years’ experience in the Asset Finance industry. He has previously held senior business development roles at Paragon Bank, Paccar Financial and Fortis Lease ...

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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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Import costs push up price of car leasing

The cost of leasing a new car in the UK has risen by 9pct in just the last year, reveals new research by UHY Hacker Young, the national accountancy group.

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1pm boosts block discounting facilities

1pm plc has negotiated increased Block Discounting Facilities totalling £62 million. Combined with the £35 million facility with the British Business Bank this results in the Group having access in aggregate to £49.5 million of additional funding, and a total of £97 million in new and renegotiated facilities...

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Job Board

Sales Support - Asset Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Trainee Field Sales - Financial Services - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Trainee Field Sales - Financial Services - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Internal Business Development Manager - Business Finance - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Trainee Field Sales - Financial Services - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Trainee Field Sales - Financial Services - CBC Resourcing Solutions
Internal Account Manager - Consumer Finance - THC Recruitment
Business Development Manager – Technology Finance - THC Recruitment
Business Administrator – Business Finance - THC Recruitment
Assistant Relationship Manager – Asset Finance - THC Recruitment
Head of Internal Sales – Leasing/Asset Finance - THC Recruitment
Business Development Manager - Asset Finance - THC 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
Corporate Sales Manager – Transport Asset Finance – South of UK 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 year - Robinson Toms Recruitment
Regional Manager – Transport Asset Finance – Northants , South West Midlands , Gloucestershire - Robinson Toms Recruitment
J2301 - Operations Executive, Customer Relations - UK, Thames Valley - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2268 - Business Development Manager, Hard Assets - Netherlands, Amsterdam - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2263 - FP&A Manager - UK, Gtr London / SE Eng - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2255 - Head of European Vendor Development - UK / Europe - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2298b - Credit Underwriter, Flow Business - UK, SW London - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
J2298 - Credit Underwriter, Middle Ticket - UK, SW London - Asset Finance - New Leaf Search
Business Support Coordinator – Asset Finance - The Oakland Partnership
Credit and Risk Manager – Asset Finance - The Oakland Partnership
Collections and Recoveries Manager - 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
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