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- FLA comments on Budget implications for small businesses
20 Mar 2013Comment from Julian Rose, Head of Asset Finance for the Finance and Leasing Association, on the announcement in the Budget that 3 million unincorporated small businesses will have the option to offset their lease rental costs against income tax instead of having to calculate tax capital allowances.
- Asset Finance confidence survey shows optimistic outlook during 2013
19 Mar 2013Following 5% growth in core asset finance new business during January 2013, the latest asset finance confidence survey from the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA), carried out during Q1 of 2013, shows that new business is expected to increase by more than 10% in the direct finance channel during the next twelve months.
- Small increase in consumer credit lending during January 2013
8 Mar 2013New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show a small increase in consumer credit lending in January of 1% compared with the same month in 2012.
- 2013 begins with increases in business equipment and car leasing
8 Mar 2013New figures from the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that core asset finance new business1 grew by 5% in January 2013 compared with the same month in 2012. This was driven by the business equipment and car finance sectors which reported new business up by 6% and 15% respectively.
- Continued growth in motor finance
8 Mar 2013The latest figures from the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that the number of new cars bought using dealer finance grew by 28% in January 2013. Demand for motor finance remains buoyant, and is another reminder that the consumer credit market needs a regulatory regime which supports both the supply of credit and the diversity of lenders.
- FLA comments on the OFTs suspension power
22 Feb 2013Stephen Sklaroff commenting on the Office of Fair Trading?s (OFT) final guidance on new powers to suspend consumer credit licenses.
- SECOND CHARGE REPOSSESSIONS FALL IN 2012
14 Feb 2013Repossessions made by second-charge mortgage providers were down by 24.1%1 in 2012 compared with 2011, according to figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), the trade body for the second-charge mortgage market. In 2012, second-charge mortgage lenders repossessed 628 properties.
- Another year of growth in asset finance
8 Feb 2013
- Growth in consumer finance market during 2012
8 Feb 2013
- Big increase in motor finance in 2012
7 Feb 2013