European car registrations stable amid wide range of national results

Car registrations in the EU remained more or less stable during 2018 compared to the year before, as collapsing demand in some of the biggest economies was offset by growth elsewhere. Within the EU5 - France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK - overall sales were down nearly 100,000 units amid big declines in the UK and Italy. The German market was more or less static, while Spain achieved the strongest market growth of 7%, or 87,000 units.

European car registrations stable amid wide range of national results

Jan 17, 2019

Car registrations in the EU remained more or less stable during 2018 compared to the year before, as collapsing demand in some of the biggest economies was offset by growth elsewhere. Within the EU5 - France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK - overall sales were down nearly 100,000 units amid big declines in the UK and Italy. The German market was more or less static, while Spain achieved the strongest market growth of 7%, or 87,000 units.

Spanish auto leasing market grows 8% in 2018 to record high

The Spanish Vehicle Leasing Association (Asociación Española de Renting de Vehículos) has revealed that registrations among its member fleet grew 8% during 2018. Members registered 267,732 vehicles, a new record, and provided funding worth nearly €5 billion during the year, an increase of nearly 6% compared to 2017.Leasing accounts for around 17% of all vehicle sales in Spain.

Spanish auto leasing market grows 8% in 2018 to record high

Jan 14, 2019

The Spanish Vehicle Leasing Association (Asociación Española de Renting de Vehículos) has revealed that registrations among its member fleet grew 8% during 2018. Members registered 267,732 vehicles, a new record, and provided funding worth nearly €5 billion during the year, an increase of nearly 6% compared to 2017.Leasing accounts for around 17% of all vehicle sales in Spain.

Value of UK car finance market continues to grow, despite faltering sales

The average amount financed for new and used cars reached a new record in the UK during November last year, despite faltering sales. The average amount financed per new car was £20,770 (calculated by dividing the total amount financed by the number of new cars funded), while average used car finance reached £12,499.

Value of UK car finance market continues to grow, despite faltering sales

Jan 11, 2019

The average amount financed for new and used cars reached a new record in the UK during November last year, despite faltering sales. The average amount financed per new car was £20,770 (calculated by dividing the total amount financed by the number of new cars funded), while average used car finance reached £12,499.

UK asset finance market remains on track for record year

Growth in asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) for the UK remained stable towards the end of last year as the industry prepared to make a record year. New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) for November show that plant and machinery finance and business equipment finance sectors grew 9% and 8% respectively compared to the same period last year.

UK asset finance market remains on track for record year

Jan 11, 2019

Growth in asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) for the UK remained stable towards the end of last year as the industry prepared to make a record year. New figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) for November show that plant and machinery finance and business equipment finance sectors grew 9% and 8% respectively compared to the same period last year.

Used car market powers growth in UK auto finance

New business volumes in the point of sale (POS) consumer new car finance market remained stable in October, while demand for used car finance continued to grow strongly. The value of new business grew by 5% in October compared to the same period in 2017, despite static vehicle sales, according to the Finance and Leasing Association. The percentage of private new car sales financed by FLA members through the POS was 91% in the 12 months to October; the amount financed over the same period was up 2%, while the number of cars financed was down 4%.

Used car market powers growth in UK auto finance

Dec 18, 2018

New business volumes in the point of sale (POS) consumer new car finance market remained stable in October, while demand for used car finance continued to grow strongly. The value of new business grew by 5% in October compared to the same period in 2017, despite static vehicle sales, according to the Finance and Leasing Association. The percentage of private new car sales financed by FLA members through the POS was 91% in the 12 months to October; the amount financed over the same period was up 2%, while the number of cars financed was down 4%.

Brokers overcome uncertain economy to guide UK asset finance market towards record levels

Asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 9% in October, compared with the same month last year, pushing the market closer to an all-time record, according to new analysis. Latest figures from the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that the plant and machinery finance and business equipment finance sectors had particularly strong new business growth, rising 16% and 29% respectively, compared with October 2017.

Brokers overcome uncertain economy to guide UK asset finance market towards record levels

Dec 18, 2018

Asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 9% in October, compared with the same month last year, pushing the market closer to an all-time record, according to new analysis. Latest figures from the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that the plant and machinery finance and business equipment finance sectors had particularly strong new business growth, rising 16% and 29% respectively, compared with October 2017.

UK invoice finance and asset-based lending grows despite economic uncertainty

The UK’s invoice finance and asset-based lending industry achieved modest growth, despite business uncertainty over the economy, new figures from UK Finance show. The association’s invoice finance and asset-based lending update shows that advances stood at £22.6 billion at the end of Q3 2018, a rise of 2.4% compared to the same period last year. Invoice finance accounted for 80% of lending by value, with most clients requiring factoring or invoice discounting.

UK invoice finance and asset-based lending grows despite economic uncertainty

Dec 14, 2018

The UK’s invoice finance and asset-based lending industry achieved modest growth, despite business uncertainty over the economy, new figures from UK Finance show. The association’s invoice finance and asset-based lending update shows that advances stood at £22.6 billion at the end of Q3 2018, a rise of 2.4% compared to the same period last year. Invoice finance accounted for 80% of lending by value, with most clients requiring factoring or invoice discounting.

Mixed results for Mexican auto finance companies as vehicle sales decline

Mexican new vehicle sales fell by 4% in November, according to the Asociación Mexicana de Distribuidores de Automotores (AMDA), leaving the market 6.7% down year-to-date. The organisation reported that 113,791 units were sold in the country last month, down 5.4% on the same period in 2017. AMDA’s deputy director general, Guillermo Rosales Zárate, said sales were 4% lower than industry expectations.

Mixed results for Mexican auto finance companies as vehicle sales decline

Dec 13, 2018

Mexican new vehicle sales fell by 4% in November, according to the Asociación Mexicana de Distribuidores de Automotores (AMDA), leaving the market 6.7% down year-to-date. The organisation reported that 113,791 units were sold in the country last month, down 5.4% on the same period in 2017. AMDA’s deputy director general, Guillermo Rosales Zárate, said sales were 4% lower than industry expectations.

Latin American new car market strengthens in third quarter

Latin American new car sales increased by 4.9% in the year to September, according to data from Jato Dynamics, which saw total units sold across nine key markets reach 4.28 million. This total makes the region the fourth largest vehicle market in the world, behind China, USA and the European Union, and ahead of Japan.

Latin American new car market strengthens in third quarter

Nov 30, 2018

Latin American new car sales increased by 4.9% in the year to September, according to data from Jato Dynamics, which saw total units sold across nine key markets reach 4.28 million. This total makes the region the fourth largest vehicle market in the world, behind China, USA and the European Union, and ahead of Japan.

Spanish leasing market delivers best Q3 performance in a decade

New business volume in the Spanish leasing market leapt 27% during Q3 2018 compared to the same period last year. Volumes reached €1.7 billion in the three months to the end of September, according to figures released by the Spanish Leasing and Rental Association (Asociación Española de Leasing y Renting - AER).

Spanish leasing market delivers best Q3 performance in a decade

Nov 29, 2018

New business volume in the Spanish leasing market leapt 27% during Q3 2018 compared to the same period last year. Volumes reached €1.7 billion in the three months to the end of September, according to figures released by the Spanish Leasing and Rental Association (Asociación Española de Leasing y Renting - AER).

Strong growth for UK used car finance as new car funding drops sharply

New business volumes in the point of sale (POS) consumer new car finance market fell by 16% in September, compared with the same month in 2017, latest figures from the Finance & Leasing Association have revealed. The volume of new business was 14% lower over the same period. By contrast, the value of used car finance rose by 9% year-on-year in September, while volumes were up 3%. During Q3 2018 overall, new car finance business fell 4% by value and 6% by volume, while used cars saw growth of 12% and 6% respectively.

Strong growth for UK used car finance as new car funding drops sharply

Nov 08, 2018

New business volumes in the point of sale (POS) consumer new car finance market fell by 16% in September, compared with the same month in 2017, latest figures from the Finance & Leasing Association have revealed. The volume of new business was 14% lower over the same period. By contrast, the value of used car finance rose by 9% year-on-year in September, while volumes were up 3%. During Q3 2018 overall, new car finance business fell 4% by value and 6% by volume, while used cars saw growth of 12% and 6% respectively.

IT finance drives growth in UK asset finance market

Asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) in the UK grew by 6% during Q3 2018 compared to the same period last year, according to new figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA). For the year to the end of September, new business grew by 3%, the new research shows. The biggest growth is in IT finance, which was up 47% in the third quarter and 60% in September, compared to the same period last year.

IT finance drives growth in UK asset finance market

Nov 08, 2018

Asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) in the UK grew by 6% during Q3 2018 compared to the same period last year, according to new figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA). For the year to the end of September, new business grew by 3%, the new research shows. The biggest growth is in IT finance, which was up 47% in the third quarter and 60% in September, compared to the same period last year.

Consumer car finance market in UK up by 9% in August ahead of WLTP emissions tests

New business volumes in the point of sale (POS) consumer new car finance market grew by 9% in August, compared with the same month in 2017, according to data from the Finance and Leasing Association. The value of new business was up by 14% over the same period. The rise comes ahead of a potential dip in September, as vehicle sales were brought forward to avoid the introduction of tough new WLTP emission regulations by the EU. These were introduced in the wake of an ongoing scandal where millions of cars that passed official tests were found to be breaching emissions limits in real-world use.

Consumer car finance market in UK up by 9% in August ahead of WLTP emissions tests

Oct 05, 2018

New business volumes in the point of sale (POS) consumer new car finance market grew by 9% in August, compared with the same month in 2017, according to data from the Finance and Leasing Association. The value of new business was up by 14% over the same period. The rise comes ahead of a potential dip in September, as vehicle sales were brought forward to avoid the introduction of tough new WLTP emission regulations by the EU. These were introduced in the wake of an ongoing scandal where millions of cars that passed official tests were found to be breaching emissions limits in real-world use.

UK asset finance market reports double-digit growth in August

New figures from the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 10% in August, compared with the same month last year. The plant and machinery finance sector reported new business up in August by 10% compared with the same month in 2017, while new finance for business equipment was up by 15% over the same period.

UK asset finance market reports double-digit growth in August

Oct 05, 2018

New figures from the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 10% in August, compared with the same month last year. The plant and machinery finance sector reported new business up in August by 10% compared with the same month in 2017, while new finance for business equipment was up by 15% over the same period.

UK point of sale consumer car finance volumes up by 6% in July

Point of sale (POS) consumer car finance new business volumes grew 6% in July, compared with the same month in 2017, while the value of new business increased by 11% over the same period, according to new figures from the Finance and Leasing Association. The POS consumer new car finance market reported new business in July up 5% by volume and 10% by value, compared with the same month in 2017. The percentage of private new car sales financed by FLA members through the POS was 89.8% in the year to the end of July.

UK point of sale consumer car finance volumes up by 6% in July

Sep 07, 2018

Point of sale (POS) consumer car finance new business volumes grew 6% in July, compared with the same month in 2017, while the value of new business increased by 11% over the same period, according to new figures from the Finance and Leasing Association. The POS consumer new car finance market reported new business in July up 5% by volume and 10% by value, compared with the same month in 2017. The percentage of private new car sales financed by FLA members through the POS was 89.8% in the year to the end of July.

Asset-based lending rises in UK

Lending against assets other than invoices amounted to £4.3bn during the second quarter of 2018, a rise of 5.6% compared to the same period last year, according to new figures from UK Finance. Demand has been driven in particular by funding advanced against stock, which was up 18% year-on-year.

Asset-based lending rises in UK

Sep 04, 2018

Lending against assets other than invoices amounted to £4.3bn during the second quarter of 2018, a rise of 5.6% compared to the same period last year, according to new figures from UK Finance. Demand has been driven in particular by funding advanced against stock, which was up 18% year-on-year.

Spanish leasing market continues long road to recovery

The Spanish leasing market has posted one of its strongest quarters in a decade as the market continues its long-term recovery following the global recession. After a year-on-year dip during Q1 2018, the second quarter saw new business leap to more than €2 billion for only the third quarter since 2010, according to the Spanish Leasing and Rental Association (Asociación Española de Leasing y Renting - AER).

Spanish leasing market continues long road to recovery

Aug 20, 2018

The Spanish leasing market has posted one of its strongest quarters in a decade as the market continues its long-term recovery following the global recession. After a year-on-year dip during Q1 2018, the second quarter saw new business leap to more than €2 billion for only the third quarter since 2010, according to the Spanish Leasing and Rental Association (Asociación Española de Leasing y Renting - AER).

Strong growth for UK car finance in June

The value of advances for point-of-sale car finance grew 10% year-on-year in June compared to the same month in 2017, according to new figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA). While sales of new cars to consumers grew by 1% in June, compared to the same month in 2017, the value of new business was up by 9%. The percentage of private new car sales financed by FLA members through the POS was 89.5% in the 12 months to June. In the POS consumer used car finance market, new business was up 4% by volume and 11% by value, compared to the same month in 2017.

Strong growth for UK car finance in June

Aug 15, 2018

The value of advances for point-of-sale car finance grew 10% year-on-year in June compared to the same month in 2017, according to new figures released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA). While sales of new cars to consumers grew by 1% in June, compared to the same month in 2017, the value of new business was up by 9%. The percentage of private new car sales financed by FLA members through the POS was 89.5% in the 12 months to June. In the POS consumer used car finance market, new business was up 4% by volume and 11% by value, compared to the same month in 2017.

Fall in asset finance new business in June

New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) fell in June by 3% compared with the same month in 2017. There were falls in plant and machinery, business equipment and car finance, while IT, commercial vehicle, aircraft, ships and rolling stock showed year-on-year growth.

Fall in asset finance new business in June

Aug 15, 2018

New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) fell in June by 3% compared with the same month in 2017. There were falls in plant and machinery, business equipment and car finance, while IT, commercial vehicle, aircraft, ships and rolling stock showed year-on-year growth.

Societe Generale Equipment Finance leads Leaseurope ranking of top leasing companies

Leasing industry association Leaseurope has revealed its annual ranking of the largest European leasing companies and named Societe Generale Equipment Finance as the largest company. The ranking provides a yearly update on new leasing volumes and portfolios of the largest leasing firms in Europe. Companies are ranked according to the value of their new contracts in 2017. Societe General Equipment Finance, including ALD Automotive, reported nearly 600,000 new contracts and more than €19 billion of new business.

Societe Generale Equipment Finance leads Leaseurope ranking of top leasing companies

Jul 16, 2018

Leasing industry association Leaseurope has revealed its annual ranking of the largest European leasing companies and named Societe Generale Equipment Finance as the largest company. The ranking provides a yearly update on new leasing volumes and portfolios of the largest leasing firms in Europe. Companies are ranked according to the value of their new contracts in 2017. Societe General Equipment Finance, including ALD Automotive, reported nearly 600,000 new contracts and more than €19 billion of new business.

Spanish vehicle leasing market grows 10% in first half of 2018

The Spanish Vehicle Leasing Association (Asociación Española de Renting de Vehículos) has revealed its member fleet grew 10% in the first half of 2018, compared to the same period last year. Members added more than 155,000 vehicles, taking the total fleet to nearly 860,000 units. During June, members registered 31,604 cars and vans, a rise of nearly 16% compared to the same period last year.

Spanish vehicle leasing market grows 10% in first half of 2018

Jul 09, 2018

The Spanish Vehicle Leasing Association (Asociación Española de Renting de Vehículos) has revealed its member fleet grew 10% in the first half of 2018, compared to the same period last year. Members added more than 155,000 vehicles, taking the total fleet to nearly 860,000 units. During June, members registered 31,604 cars and vans, a rise of nearly 16% compared to the same period last year.