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- Point of sale credit continues to be popular with consumers
6 Jun 2013New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that point-of-sale finance continues to support the economy by helping consumers make essential purchases.
- Growth in used car finance deals hits two-year high
6 Jun 2013New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show the strongest growth for more than two years in the number of used cars bought by consumers on finance at dealerships. In April, new business grew 26% by value and 22% by volume compared with April 2012
- A return to growth for the asset finance sector
6 Jun 2013New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show the strongest April performance in five years for the asset finance market, with new business of ?1.84 billion. This represents growth of 11% compared with the same month in 2012.
- Finance House Base Rate (FHBR) is 1.0% for June 2013
31 May 2013The FHBR will be 1.0% for June 2013, which represents no change compared with May 2013.
- FLA comments on proposed rules for lease accounting
16 May 2013FLA comments on new proposals from the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) to change the treatment of lease accounting.
- Modest Growth in Consumer Credit
10 May 2013New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) highlight the importance of point of sale credit for consumers, including in the motor finance sector where new business has grown 19% in the first quarter of this year.
- Asset finance figures illustrate need for Funding for Lending Scheme extensio
10 May 2013New figures released today from the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show a 1% increase in new business provided through leasing and hire purchase contracts over the last year, but a fall of 5% during the first quarter of 2013.
- Strong car finance growth in Q1 2013
10 May 2013Figures published today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show another double digit increase in the number of new cars bought on finance by consumers through dealerships. In the twelve months to March 2013, the number of cars financed this way increased by 27%, and by 22% in the first quarter of this year.
- Repossessions forecast for 2013 remains low despite an increase during Q1
10 May 2013New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show an increase in repossessions by second charge mortgage providers during Q1 2013, but the forecast for 2013 remains below the levels recorded in 2010 and 2011.
- FLA comments on the extension to the Funding for Lending Scheme
24 Apr 2013FLA comments on the extension to the Funding for Lending Scheme Responding to this morning's announcement by the Bank of England of an extension to the Funding for Lending Scheme, Stephen Sklaroff, Director General of the Finance and Leasing Association, said: "The extensions to the Funding for Lending Scheme have the potential to boost the use of the scheme for business investment.