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To be or not to be: that is the question

To be directly authorised or not to be directly authorised that is the question many brokers, manufacturers and dealers are asking themselves at the moment.

On the 1st April 2014 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) took control of the Consumer Credit market from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and with that control came a number of changes to the […]

By |January 20th, 2015|Asset Finance Solutions' Stories, General Finance|Comments Off on To be or not to be: that is the question

Principal Status

Asset Finance Solutions are pleased to announce that we have been granted Principal status by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Unlike most, we have been operating a business that mirrors the Financial Conduct Authority’s model for over 10 years. Whilst we have had to define many of our policies, the process for us and our network […]

By |January 10th, 2015|Asset Finance Solutions' Stories|Comments Off on Principal Status

Thank You

We Would like to thank all our customers, introducers, funding partners and franchisees for helping us have another record year. We wish each and every one of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year. We look forward to working with you in 2015.

By |December 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Thank You

AFS First Annual EXPO

On Thursday 4th December Asset Finance Solutions held it’s inaugural Expo at the Radisson Blu Hotel In Birmingham,  with over 40 franchisees and 21 Funders in attendance we had 120 people in one rather warm room. Feedback from all was incredibly positive;  old and new Funders were available to discuss deals and tell us what they could […]

By |December 9th, 2014|Asset Finance Solutions' Stories|Comments Off on AFS First Annual EXPO

Leasing Life Awards

On Thursday the 27th November Leasing Life held their annual awards dinner. Asset Finance Solutions were for the 3rd consecutive year nominated for the Broker of the year award.

For the 3rd consecutive year we were also highly commended by the judges for our consistent growth and awarded second place, this year Bluestone Leasing won the award […]

By |November 30th, 2014|Asset Finance Solutions' Stories|Comments Off on Leasing Life Awards

Fraudulent South African Site

It has been brought to our attention that there is a business in South Africa proclaiming to be a Franchise of Asset Finance Solutions (UK) Limited


We can confirm that there is no link between our business and this South African business, we have formally served notice on them to remove any references to us and […]

By |November 11th, 2014|General Finance|Comments Off on Fraudulent South African Site

The FCA Warns Car Dealers

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have warned that a ‘tick box’ approach to regulation won’t work when applying for full authorisation.

Dealers need to adopt the spirit of regulation as well as the rules. Francisco Esteves one of the Authorities Managers aims to dispel some of the myths surrounding the takeover of responsibility of consumer credit by the FCA.

Esteves has underlined the differences […]

By |October 13th, 2014|General Finance|Comments Off on The FCA Warns Car Dealers

Bank Base Rate – October 2014

Bank of England maintains Bank Rate at 0.5% and the size of the Asset Purchase Programme at £375 billion The Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee at its meeting on 8 October voted to maintain Bank Rate at 0.5%.  The Committee also voted to maintain the stock of purchased assets financed by the issuance of […]

By |October 9th, 2014|General Finance|Comments Off on Bank Base Rate – October 2014

FLA Figures Point to Strong July Performance

The Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) have released figures showing July 2014 leasing and hire purchase business was up by 23% based on July 2013 figures, confirming July was the strongest performance for the year so far.

New Car finance, plant and machinery showed the highest increases at 35% and 30% respectively, compared to the same period last year.

Geraldine Kilkelly, the […]

By |September 12th, 2014|General Finance|Comments Off on FLA Figures Point to Strong July Performance

’64 plates are here

It’s that time again, the new ’64 plate is with us and if you intend buying a newly registered car or indeed any new vehicle then getting the most competitive finance package is a sure fire way to make the experience far sweeter.

At AFS we are proud to be able to offer industry leading finance […]

By |September 1st, 2014|Asset Finance Solutions' Stories|Comments Off on ’64 plates are here