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- 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.
- Finance House Base Rate (FHBR) is 1.0% for May 2013
26 Apr 2013The FHBR will be 1.0% for May 2013, which represents no change compared with April 2013.
- 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.
- Asset finance industry's support for investment grows to five-year high
11 Apr 2013New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that 28.7% of UK fixed capital investment1 was financed by FLA members in 2012, the highest level recorded since 2008.
- Flat growth in the consumer finance market in February
11 Apr 2013New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that new consumer finance was provided by FLA members in February at a similar level to February 2012. The point of sale finance markets continued to grow ? consumer motor finance was up 22%, and store instalment credit grew by 4%. The Government?s proposed new system of credit regulation needs to support this economically important market.
- Motor finance remains buoyant
11 Apr 2013New figures from the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that the number of new cars bought by consumers using dealer finance grew by 31% in February 2013 compared with same month in the previous year. FLA members? penetration of the private new car registrations market was 71.9% in the twelve months to February 2013, up from 64.5% in the year ending in February 2012. The consumer used car finance sector also saw an increase of 7% compared with February 2012.