New FCA compliance service for asset finance brokers provides meaningful content and low cost expert support 

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Asset finance brokers are increasingly being asked by lenders to complete FCA compliance review paperwork, showing that they have appropriate disclosures and regulatory policies in place.  

To help smaller firms in particular, we are pleased to offer a model set of disclosures and policies that are designed to meet the FCA rules and cope with lenders' requirements. This includes the documents most likely to be requested for review, all prepared to be relevant specifically to asset finance brokers:

  • Disclosure sheet to be given to new customers of the broking firm at the first meeting, covering FCA firm details and status, description of services, fees and commissions, privacy notice and complaints procedures

  • Privacy policy

  • Treating customers fairly policy

  • Vulnerable customers policy

  • Complaints policy

  • Financial crime policy

It's not quite as simple as putting the broker's name at the top of the documents, so this service comes with support to tailor the content. This typically includes:

  • Checking website content

  • Confirming that the firm is up to date with its FCA standing data and reporting

  • Checking the firm is paying the correct fees -  particularly important given this year's large FCA fee increases

  • Helping to address any questions or unusual requirements  that lenders may have

  • Adapting the model disclosure and policies as appropriate

The fee stated is for the model documentation and up to three hours of support. This can be tailored to individual broker's needs, taking account of what is already in place. Ongoing support is also available on an hourly basis with no monthly subscription. ​

£250 + VAT

Contact Julian Rose for more information

Survey of Top 500 equipment and vehicle lessees provides new view of UK asset finance industry

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This report aims to list the UK's top 500 lessees based on book value of their plant and equipment (including vehicle) leases (i.e. excluding property leases). It includes all trading Main Market FTSE companies that are UK Incorporated, other than airlines and those in the basic materials, energy and real estate sectors where leases are likely to be written outside of the UK. For companies reporting using IFRS 16, we include non-Property Right of Use assets as included on the balance sheet. For companies using IAS 17 or UK FRS, we include non-property finance lease assets as included on the balance sheet plus minimum operating lease payments

£950 + VAT

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Report compares asset finance firms' impairments balances

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With impairments balances from before the pandemic being less relevant, lessors may need more up to date information on how their impairments fit with peers. This new analysis from Asset Finance Policy compares impairments balances, in-year write-offs as a percentage of year-end book, and the ratio of impairments balances to in-year write-offs (as a possible indication of whether firms may be under- or over-providing for losses).

All data is taken from published annual accounts. This survey is published as a data table with charts comparing individual companies' data. It will be updated monthly as new accounting information becomes available at Companies House or other publicly available sources.

Firms identified in charts for impairments balance / year-end book (indicative - easing subsidiaries where relevant) : ALD, Aldermore, Allied Irish Banks, Arkle Finance, Arval UK, Barclays, BLME, BNP Paribas, Caterpillar, DLL, GE Capital, Grenke, Hampshire Trust, Haydock, Hitachi Capital, HSBC, IBM, Investec, JCB, LeasePlan, Lex, Lombard, Metro Bank, PACCAR, PCF Bank, PEAC, Renasissance, Ricoh Capital, Santander, Scania, Shawbrook, Siemens, Societe Generale, United Trust, VFS, White Oak, Xerox Finance.   Firms identified for write-offs charts: ALD, Arkle, Barclays, Caterpillar, DLL, Grenke, HSBC, Metro Bank, Santander, Shire, Siemens, VFS, White Oak

 

£1200 + VAT for annual subscription

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Asset Finance 500 unique directory of brokers specialising in leasing - regularly updated

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The Asset Finance 500 lists the UK's independent brokers specialising in leasing, including their websites and locations. It is regularly checked and updated. Provided in Excel.

 

£950 plus VAT for single copy, £1,500 for annual subscription (4 quarterly editions)

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Asset Finance 50:
The ranking survey of the UK leasing industry updated annually

The sixth edition of the Asset Finance 50 (AF50) rankings survey published by Asset Finance Policy and Asset Finance International (AFI).
 

Since its launch in 2016, the AF50 has established itself as the UK’s primary annual survey of business equipment and fleet lessors.
 

The survey is based on audited and publicly available accounts or other published information. The rankings are based on the lessor’s net investment in business equipment leasing, based on UK or international accounting standards definitions of leases.

 

The survey aims to include the top 50 UK business equipment and fleet lessors based on their accounts that are filed at Companies House at end of March 2021, covering between 90% and 95% of the total business leasing market.

Available for free download from AFI.

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Lessor HR costs survey

Comparative analysis of employee costs across the asset finance industry. Includes average cost per employee, revenue per employee and profit before tax per employee. All data is taken from annual accounts. This survey is published as a data table with three charts comparing individual companies' data. New updated edition available September 2020.

Firms identified in charts incllude: ALD, Alphabet, Arkle Finance, Arval UK, Asset Alliance, Barclays, BNP Paribas, Caterpillar, DLL, Grenke, Haydock, JCB, LeasePlan, Lex, Liberty Leasing, Lombard, Metro Bank, PACCAR, PEAC, Renasissance, Scania, Shire Leasing, Siemens, Societe Generale, VFS, White Oak, Xerox Finance

£400 + VAT

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A to Z of Leasing and Asset Finance

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Comprehensive guide to the terminology of this vital and significant part of the UK’s business finance market that supports new business equipment and vehicle investment of more than £30 billion per year.In this revised and expanded second edition, over 450 terms are described with insight and precision.
 
The paperback book includes a concise history of the industry, tables of the largest leasing companies, and a quiz covering key leasing terms.
Usually available for next-day delivery for direct orders.

£30 (discounts available for multiple copies)

Click here to order direct from Asset Finance Policy (free P&P)

or Click here to order from Amazon

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Asset Finance Europe 50:
The ranking survey of the European leasing industry updated annually

The forth edition of the Asset Finance Europe 50 (AFE50) rankings survey published by Asset Finance Policy and Asset Finance International (AFI).
 

Since its launch in 2018, the AFE50 has established itself as Europe's primary annual survey of business equipment and fleet lessors.
 

The survey is based on audited and publicly available accounts or other published information. The rankings are based on the lessor’s net investment in business equipment leasing, based on UK or international accounting standards definitions of leases.

2021 edition available shortly.

Available for free download from AFI.

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