Dec 28, 2017: Just over a year on from its launch, the UK's much-vaunted Bank Referral Scheme hasn’t quite delivered in the way that many were expecting. As the year races to a close, it’s worth reflecting on the scheme’s limitations as well as the things it ha...

 

Dec 20, 2017: Appropriately for the season, stuck in the details of a generally anodyne FCA consultation paper on the fees by which firms cover the regulator’s costs, is an old chestnut: What is a lease? The answer could have a surprisingly big effect on FCA reg...

 

Dec 19, 2017: We marvel at today’s breakthroughs in quantum computing, artificial intelligence and robotics that blur the lines between the physical and digital worlds. Every industry in every country feels the impact. New inventions bring changes to our lives,...

 

Dec 14, 2017: Biometric technology, meaning any technological solution used to identify a person by his or her unique physical or behavioural characteristics, is likely to have a major impact on asset finance over the next decade. From checking the background o...

 

Nov 23, 2017: It is now the norm for manufacturers and larger vendors to offer some kind of financing solution to their customers and their motivations for doing so vary from a sole focus on income generation right through to a sole focus on sales closure suppor...

 

Oct 09, 2017: When lenders request bank statements from customers as part of the application process, it can create inefficiency, re-work and poor turnaround times, leading to frustration for brokers and customers. The cost of leakage and lost business as a res...

 

Aug 14, 2017: Hitachi Capital Business Finance is focusing on education and customer service as it aims to increase its share of the SME finance market. Small businesses tend to shy away from asset finance and there are three key reasons why they don’t consider...

 

Aug 08, 2017: Across the European Union the car manufacturing market continues to go from strength to strength. Recent figures from the Association of European Carmakers demonstrate that in spite of a number of headwinds, the sector remains strong and is almost ...

 

Jul 17, 2017: For millions of people around the country, it is our contactless cards we reach for to pick up a coffee on the way to work and our mobile phones we use to check our bank balances on the go. Since the introduction of the first banking app in the UK...

 

Jun 19, 2017: Rockar has positioned itself as a revolution in car retailing and its founder Simon Dixon is looking to change the industry with his business model. Instead of operating from traditional new car dealerships, Rockar is focused around an online sale...