Nico Gabriel to lead newly-created Sixt Group mobility division

Nico Gabriel, the former managing director of DriveNow, has been appointed as the head of Sixt X, the new mobility division of Sixt Group. Sixt X will manage all new mobility projects throughout Sixt Group, with an initial focus on the digitalisation of the car rental process. This will lay the groundwork for a planned integrated mobility platform through which several Sixt services will be offered.

Nico Gabriel to lead newly-created Sixt Group mobility division

Jun 15, 2018

Nico Gabriel, the former managing director of DriveNow, has been appointed as the head of Sixt X, the new mobility division of Sixt Group. Sixt X will manage all new mobility projects throughout Sixt Group, with an initial focus on the digitalisation of the car rental process. This will lay the groundwork for a planned integrated mobility platform through which several Sixt services will be offered.

What does the future hold for equipment finance?

“We’re going to be spending the rest of our lives in the future. Given that reality, why do we spend such little time or energy trying to anticipate what it has in store for us?” These comments from futurist and author Daniel Burrus perfectly summarize the importance of considering the future as the exponential pace of change is creating a new world for equipment finance.

What does the future hold for equipment finance?

Jun 08, 2018

“We’re going to be spending the rest of our lives in the future. Given that reality, why do we spend such little time or energy trying to anticipate what it has in store for us?” These comments from futurist and author Daniel Burrus perfectly summarize the importance of considering the future as the exponential pace of change is creating a new world for equipment finance.

Secure Trust Bank announces new motor finance leadership team

Secure Trust Bank has announced a new motor finance leadership team to drive its expansion plans. Ciara Raison has joined as head of dealer sales, responsible for the direct-to-market sales team. Raison joins from Close Motor Finance, where she was responsible for the northern sales team. Howard Paley joins in the new role of product director, responsible for driving the creation of new motor finance products and managing their delivery and lifecycle. He joins from Ricoh Leasing, and before that he worked for Ford Credit for more than 10 years.

Secure Trust Bank announces new motor finance leadership team

Jun 05, 2018

Secure Trust Bank has announced a new motor finance leadership team to drive its expansion plans. Ciara Raison has joined as head of dealer sales, responsible for the direct-to-market sales team. Raison joins from Close Motor Finance, where she was responsible for the northern sales team. Howard Paley joins in the new role of product director, responsible for driving the creation of new motor finance products and managing their delivery and lifecycle. He joins from Ricoh Leasing, and before that he worked for Ford Credit for more than 10 years.

Thought Leaders

Is this the world’s largest investment opportunity since 1948?

May 30, 2018

We are all familiar with the start of equipment finance in a particular country and seen it’s gradual growth, development, market penetration and maturity. We can look at Australia in the early 1990’s when equipment finance was only starting, take it as a given that vehicle finance is where all lenders start as they feel most comfortable about residual value risk. We can look at the emerging markets of Indonesia, for equipment finance in the mining market and infrastructure and the Philippines for solar farms and green energy projects.

Appointments

Axis Auto Finance appoints Paul Stoyan as chairman to lead organic growth and acquisitions

May 31, 2018

Axis Auto Finance, the non-prime lender servicing the Canadian used vehicle market, has appointed Paul Stoyan as chairman. Stoyan is the chairman of Canadian business law firm Gardiner Roberts, and practices law with an emphasis on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and corporate governance. He also works with several companies in the technology sector and has assisted in a range of cross-border transactions, public listings and establishing corporate governance regimes.

Members' Blogs

Why successful customer engagement needs to go beyond words

Mar 21, 2017

Currently the lion’s share of communications from auto financiers, in concert with their brand partners and franchised retailer networks, is delivered by conventional methods. Very often this communication is one way and doesn't promote interaction ‘in the moment’. For example, traditional posted mail and outbound telephone calls from retailers or contact centres are very much alive and kicking. Whilst these efforts are laudable, the old conventional methods are fast running out of road and they are not in sync with the habits of the 21st century consumer.