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Double digit growth continues in asset finance

Double digit growth continues in asset finance Figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show growth of 10% in asset finance new business during April, compared with the same month last year.

The commercial vehicle finance and plant and machinery finance sectors reported new business increases of 25% and 27% respectively in the same […]

By |June 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Double digit growth continues in asset finance

Helping our introducers navigate regulation.

A great deal of the business we transact comes from long standing relationships with manufacturers, dealers and distributors of all manner of equipment from air conditioning to comercial vehicles and heavy plant.

These relationships have developed from Asset Finance Solutions offering those partners bespoke, professional and competitive finance packages for their customers – the quality […]

By |June 5th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Helping our introducers navigate regulation.

Passed with flying colours

We are pleased to announce that Emma Marsden; Compliance Officer has today passed her Advanced Compliance examination awarded by the International Compliance Association, endorsed by the British Bankers’ Association (bba) and recognised by regulators and education authorities globally as the benchmark for compliance competence..

This adds to Emma’s previous qualification in International Compliance gained last year.

Emma has worked […]

By |May 23rd, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Passed with flying colours

Compliance – the journey has just begun.

On the 1st April 2014 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) took control of Consumer Credit activities from the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) and with it the Consumer Credit market changed forever. The FCA has adopted the original Consumer Credit Act rules and also brought in a number of Principles and directives aimed at delivering “the best outcome […]

By |May 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Compliance – the journey has just begun.

18 months in the planning; Emma Marsden – Compliance Officer

Just over 18 months ago we informed the market that we had appointed a Compliance Officer and to be honest the response from many of our peers was shock: “why do you need a compliance officer?”. Emma Marsden our Compliance Offcier is an industry specialist who has spent much of her career providing customers with funding solutions, both working for funders and as […]

By |May 20th, 2014|Asset Finance Solutions' Stories|Comments Off on 18 months in the planning; Emma Marsden – Compliance Officer

Annual Investment Allowance Increase

The Budget backs buying.

The Chancellor in his autumn Statement gave a much needed increase to the Annual Investment Allowance (AIA) from £250,000 to £500,000 until December 2015.

The AIA is a kind of capital allowance, which offers tax relief at 100 per cent on qualifying expenditure in the year of purchase. The maximum you can deduct […]

By |March 27th, 2014|General Finance|Comments Off on Annual Investment Allowance Increase

A good year for the leasing and rental industry says the BVRLA

The BVRLA are predicting that 2014 will be a good year for Leasing businesses and the rental industry

During 2013 the transport sector saw used equipment values hit record highs and the BVRLA are predicting that this will continue especially in view of improving confidence in the industry and a lack of good used equipment.

New […]

By |January 13th, 2014|General Finance|Comments Off on A good year for the leasing and rental industry says the BVRLA

The NACFB – Helping Fund UK Business

For many years now Asset Finance Solutions has been a member of the NACFB (National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers).  Nick Simpson our Managing Director is also a board member of the association representing Asset Finance Brokers.

The NACFB was established in 1992 with the intention of providing standards and a code of practice for […]

By |December 3rd, 2013|General Finance|Comments Off on The NACFB – Helping Fund UK Business

“All your eggs in one basket”

How many times have you heard the phrase “don’t put all your eggs in one basket ?” and how often do we actually take that advice ?

Over the last few years we are finding that many of our new customers are disillusioned customers of high street banks. Customers who haven’t had the time or […]

By |December 3rd, 2013|General Finance|Comments Off on “All your eggs in one basket”

Asset Finance Solutions joins forces with Endurance wind turbines

Asset Finance Solutions (AFS) are proud to announce that they have signed an agreement with Endurance Wind Power that will see AFS provide an asset-backed financing option for farmers buying Endurance turbines.

The financing vehicle is the first of its kind for wind turbines in the UK and Endurance said it will “help the hundreds of would-be owners who […]

By |November 12th, 2013|Asset Finance Solutions' Stories, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Asset Finance Solutions joins forces with Endurance wind turbines