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Asset finance sector growth supports economic recoveryAsset finance sector growth supports economic recovery

4 Apr 2014

Figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business was up by 12% in February 2014, compared with the same month last year.
Consumer finance growth remains strongConsumer finance growth remains strong

4 Apr 2014

Figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that consumer finance new business grew by 14% in February 2014, compared with the same month last year.
February deals drive growth in motor financeFebruary deals drive growth in motor finance

4 Apr 2014

Figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show growth of 26% in consumer new car finance volumes in February 2014.
Maintaining the supply of credit is vital Maintaining the supply of credit is vital

1 Apr 2014

Commenting on the first day of the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA) new regulatory regime for consumer credit, Stephen Sklaroff, Director General of the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), said:
Finance House Base Rate (FHBR) is 1.0% for April 2014Finance House Base Rate (FHBR) is 1.0% for April 2014

28 Mar 2014

The FHBR will be 1.0% for April 2014, which represents no change compared with March 2014.
Promising start to 2014 for the asset finance sector Promising start to 2014 for the asset finance sector

6 Mar 2014

Figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association show that new business grew by 9% to almost £1.7 billion in January 2014, compared with the same month last year.
Consumer finance market reports strong growth in JanuaryConsumer finance market reports strong growth in January

6 Mar 2014

Figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that consumer finance new business grew by 18% in January to £5.6 billion, compared with the same month in 2013.
Consumer motor finance market grows by a quarter in January 2014Consumer motor finance market grows by a quarter in January 2014

6 Mar 2014

Figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show growth of 25% in the number of cars bought by consumers using dealer finance in January 2014, compared with the same month last year. Consumer new and used car finance volumes grew by similar rates – up 24% and 25% respectively.
FLA comments on FCA new consumer credit rulesFLA comments on FCA new consumer credit rules

28 Feb 2014

Commenting on the new consumer credit rules announced today by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), Fiona Hoyle, Head of Consumer Finance at the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), said:
Q4 2013 sees further fall in second charge mortgage repossessions Q4 2013 sees further fall in second charge mortgage repossessions

13 Feb 2014

Figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show second charge mortgage repossessions fell in Q4 2013 by 29.7%1 to 123, compared with the same quarter in 2012.