11 Best Ways to Use a Tablet in the Classroom

11 Best Ways to Use Tablets in the Classroom With tablet leasing for schools becoming more popular, combined with the rise in innovative new educational technology (EdTech), students now have a wealth of tools and apps at their fingertips. Here is a selection of ideas for using tablets in the classroom in order to maximise learning and student engagement. 360 degree videos – think of this as basic virtual reality, working with a headset, browser or mobile device. It’s interactive, fun and enables students to explore via some amazing content. The Discovery YouTube channel is a great starting place. Photography – include camera apps to make trips or experiments far more [...]

Benefits of Leasing over Purchasing School Equipment

Benefits of Leasing over Purchasing School Equipment Whether you are thinking of replacing school technology,  a school minibus or other assets, the benefits of leasing are many when compared to purchasing.   Not only the capital cost of the purchase has to be taken into account, but also maintenance, flexibility, impact upon cash flow and the cost to upgrade in the future. Benefits of leasing school equipment Let’s begin by looking at just a few of the many benefits of leasing your school technology: Great for equipment that needs to be updated regularly – particularly where ICT is involved. As a school, your ICT equipment needs to be current in order [...]

Award for Maxxia Group Chief Executive

CEO Of The Year Award for Maxxia's Roger Skinner Maxxia Group chief executive officer, Roger Skinner, has been honoured at this year’s Chief Executive’s Lending Forum and Awards event in London. Roger was presented with the award for CEO of the Year at the glittering awards ceremony, which was arranged by Leasing Life magazine, in front of an audience of financial decision-makers and asset finance providers. The award was in recognition of Roger’s efforts in leading the Maxxia business since its inception in February 2013. Then, six, highly-experienced finance industry professionals, backed by Australian stock market-listed McMillan Shakespeare Group, formed the company with the aim of building a major fleet and [...]

By |March 22nd, 2018|Categories: Asset Finance|0 Comments

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 November 2013, in our first move into the fleet market, we acquired long-established fleet management specialists, CLM. We then followed it up two years later in November 2015 with the acquisition of asset finance broker, Anglo [...]

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

HMRC Updates its Guidance for Salary Sacrifice Schemes

HMRC Updates its Guidance for Salary Sacrifice Schemes Her Majesty’s Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has updated its guidance on the government website regarding the introduction of salary sacrifice schemes, following the changes which came into effect in April this year. The government announced in last November’s Autumn Statement that it was changing the rules covering salary sacrifice schemes, which have become increasingly popular in recent years. Why were there changes to salary sacrifice schemes? Salary sacrifice schemes had led to some employees paying less tax than their colleagues, which was not fair, said the government in the Autumn Statement. As a result, those opting to take benefits through new salary [...]

Vehicle Funding Guide

Vehicle Funding - What are the Options? Introduction In the UK, the majority of business vehicles are sourced using contract hire, although other vehicle funding options are available and may be more suitable to your organisation. This vehicle funding guide has been created to help you understand the differences between funding options and think about what might suit you/your business the most. Here we review some of the options: Contract hire Finance lease Sale and leaseback Contract purchase Hire or lease purchase Outright purchase   At Maxxia, we offer a wide range of business car finance options and will work with you to find the right fit for [...]

Global cyber-attack reinforces need for IT security

Organisations need to invest in latest IT systems to stay safe and secure A cyber-attack using WannaCry ransomware, which hit organisations in 150 countries around the world including the National Health Service in the UK, reinforces the need to keep computer hardware and software as up to date as possible. Software giant, Microsoft, said the attack should be treated by governments around the world as a "wake-up call", and blamed them for storing data on software vulnerabilities which could then be accessed by hackers. It says the latest attack exploited a flaw in its Windows operating system which was first identified by, and then stolen from, US intelligence. The virus took [...]

How does sale and leaseback work?

How sale and leaseback could work for you Need help determining the right route when it comes to investing in business vehicles? If your organisation has previously purchased vehicles outright, it may be worth taking a different approach and considering alternative finance options. Buying vehicles outright could be putting unnecessary financial strain on your business, but this is not, by any means, the only method of acquisition available to you. Here’s how to make the move to contract hire, starting out with a sale and leaseback agreement.   What is sale and leaseback? Sale and leaseback is when a company sells its purchased vehicles to a third party contract hire [...]

How To Plan Your Asset Finance Procurement Process

Funding For Schools: How To Plan Your Asset Finance Procurement Process Funding school equipment with a solid leasing plan can help schools to get what is required to provide students with the tools necessary for a good education. Instead of buying outright, school leasing can significantly help school managers to organise their cash flow more efficiently, by reducing capital outlay and allowing schools to make regular payments over a longer period of time. If you do decide to put together a plan for leasing school equipment, it will pay to have a clear asset finance procurement process in place. A solid procurement strategy for your school will mean a more [...]

By |February 11th, 2017|Categories: Asset Finance, Education|2 Comments