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Asset Finance Optimism

11 Year High for Asset Finance While the Office for National Statistics reports a 0.1% contraction in the UK economy Bearing in mind that the last two quarters showed decline, the situation part way through the third quarter has raised further concerns from some commentators that the UK is sliding into recession. The ONS has also reported a 0.5% productivity fall in services and manufacturing from April-June 2019. The fall follows two consecutive [...]

Keep Calm – Carry On Investing in your Assets

Asset Finance Remains Popular The latest figures from the FLA tell a positive story about the asset finance market’s robustness during 2018. Despite widespread market fluctuations (not helped by Brexit), with the exception of motor finance, the amount of asset finance provided to UK businesses, across all the other sectors the FLA monitors, showed month on month and year on year growth when compared to 2017.  In 2018, the overall value of new [...]

By |February 22nd, 2019|Categories: Asset Finance|0 Comments

ECO Schemes To Make A Comeback

Employee Car Ownership (ECO) Schemes Could Be About To Make A ComebackBut are they right for you?Changes to the rules affecting salary sacrifice car schemes and a seemingly endless tide of rises in Benefit-in-Kind taxes for company car drivers have prompted some industry experts to suggest that Employee Car Ownership (ECO) schemes may be about to make a resurgence.While some pundits have suggested that the latest Government interventions have made a rise in personal [...]

Maxxia Celebrates Five Years Of Dynamic UK Growth

Maxxia Group Is Five Today! We launched the business on this day five years ago – and what a fantastic five years it’s been! Our parent, Australian-listed McMillan Shakespeare Group, launched into the UK market with the intention of creating a major fleet and asset finance business and providing a wide array of business customers with enterprise-wide financing solutions. Since then, carefully targeted acquisitions have been an important part of our growth strategy. In [...]

By |February 1st, 2018|Categories: Asset Finance|0 Comments

WESC Foundation Launches Lifestyle Lease

WESC Foundation choses Maxxia’s Enhanced Lifestyle Lease Employee Benefit Car Scheme The WESC Foundation has selected Maxxia’s Lifestyle Lease car scheme to broaden the number of employee benefits available to its staff The Foundation employs more than 200 people and provides a range of services for visually impaired adults and young people, including: education, outreach services, adult day services, work experience at a range of social enterprise initiatives, and lots more. Lifestyle Lease offers [...]

Asset finance market shakes off Brexit fears

Buoyant September market in all asset finance classes The asset finance market in September shook off any fears over Brexit and the economic uncertainty surrounding the UK’s decision to leave the EU with one of the strongest performances of the year. General economic indicators have remained positive despite the Brexit uncertainty, and the Bank of England revised upwards its growth forecasts for 2016 and 2017 and maintained the bank rate at 0.25% at the [...]

By |November 14th, 2016|Categories: Asset Finance|0 Comments

A one stop shop for asset funding

Asset funding at six year high The Finance & Leasing Association has recently reported that the volumes of assets being financed in the UK is at a six year high; in addition asset finance is recognised by the British Business Bank as being a key solution for UK SME business lending. Despite the increasing popularity of asset funding, it can be a confusing topic for businesses that haven’t used it before – for example [...]

By |February 25th, 2015|Categories: Asset Finance|Comments Off on A one stop shop for asset funding

Hire purchase or outright purchase? Which is right for you?

Hire purchase or outright purchase? Which is right for you? When it comes to acquiring new assets for an organisation, one of the key questions that many businesses face is: should we purchase the asset or lease it? The answer to this question depends usually on your attitude to asset ownership, with many companies preferring to lease their assets over time – where there is an even cash-flow over the lease period – rather than [...]

By |February 21st, 2015|Categories: Asset Finance|1 Comment