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Leasing Construction Equipment

How to Lease Construction Equipment Using old construction equipment on your project can not only slow down your efficiency, it can also be downright dangerous. Construction vehicles live a gruelling life and making sure that your workers are using up-to-date machinery is important in maintaining health and safety, as well as keeping a competitive edge. Plant can be very expensive to buy so how can you keep up with the needs of your [...]

December 2nd, 2019|Categories: Asset Finance|

Sustainability in Business

Why Leasing Could Help Make You More Environmentally Responsible There are many issues to consider when running an enterprise, and one at the forefront of many minds is that of sustainability. What is sustainability? The Brundtland Report defines sustainability as “development that meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generation to meet their own needs.” – a clear understanding that is important for all business to adhere [...]

November 7th, 2019|Categories: Asset Finance, Sustainability|

Leasing and Credit

How Does Leasing Affect my Credit Score? Taking care of your credit score is an important factor in taking out any long-term financial contract – so how does leasing affect your credit rating and what can you do to maximise it in all the right ways? Does taking out a lease affect my credit rating? When a finance company is asked to put an expensive asset in your hands, with the agreement that [...]

October 21st, 2019|Categories: Contract hire, Vehicle Finance|

Personal Contract Hire

Personal Contract Hire: The Fastest Growing Way to Acquire a New Car Because it's a significant investment, second only to purchasing a home, buying a new car is a big deal for most people, especially if they want to buy it outright. But unlike a home, having paid out a substantial sum, a car reduces in value even as it's driven home! To spread the cost and make the acquisition of a new [...]

October 14th, 2019|Categories: Asset Finance, Cars, Contract hire, Vehicle Finance|

Cyber Security for Schools

Cyber-Security: A Growing Challenge The whole world is having to face up to a growing threat from cyber-criminals and those who mean to do us harm online, and that means not only being mindful of how we conduct ourselves with the internet, but also how we have to evolve to meet this constantly changing threat. But while cyber-security can be problematic for the individual, the threat increases many-fold when levelled at an organisation [...]

October 8th, 2019|Categories: Education|

Social Media Policy in Schools

When it Comes to Reviewing a School’s Social Media Policy, OFSTED May Not "Like" What They See Why schools that aren't proactive around regulating social media could put both their pupils and staff at risk In the world of social media, it can sometimes feel like school administrations are fighting a losing battle. Much like Hercules fighting the Hydra, it seems each time a head is chopped off several more grow back. While the [...]

October 4th, 2019|Categories: Education|

Modular School Buildings

Modular School Buildings Space-Creation For Schools As budgets get ever tighter in both state-funded and independent schools, the question of funding much-needed new school buildings rears its head. With the school-age population increasing, schools can often struggle to provide even basic assets but need more space year on year, so what chance do they have of expanding their capacity by traditional new building? The answer may lie in using modular school buildings. What [...]

September 9th, 2019|Categories: Education|

Asset Finance Growth Continues 

Growth Trends Show Businesses are Investing Despite Economic Uncertainty The UK economy grew by 0.5% in the first quarter of the year and only 0.2% in the second, which was below Government expectation and has prompted recessionary fears. But in contrast, the latest figures from the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show how asset finance continues its growth in 2019. Whilst the OECD’s Business Confidence Index has recorded declines in 2019, the [...]

September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Asset Finance|

Alternative Business Finance

What is Alternative Finance for Business? Google ‘alternative business finance’, and you’ll be greeted with a plethora of adverts and articles promoting a wide range of different types of alternative business funding. But what exactly is alternative finance and how might it be useful for your organisation? The alternative business finance market has developed over the last decade, since the 2008 credit crisis, as many organisations found it increasingly difficult to access funding [...]

July 25th, 2019|Categories: Asset Finance|
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