New: Monthly subscription to provide latest data on 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


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New survey identifies UK's top lessees 

For the first time, Asset Finance Policy's new survey aims to identify the largest equipment and vehicle lessees in the UK. Updated September 2020 edition now available
The data comes from an extensive review of audited annual reports for most FTSE listed companies and large private companies.
For companies reporting using IFRS 16, the figures include non-Property Right of Use assets. For companies using IAS 17 or UK accounting standards, non-property finance lease assets plus minimum operating lease payments are included.
Total leases covered by the report total around £20 billion, which is just under half of the total UK leasing market.  370 firms with leases over £5 million are listed.
The Excel data comes with a presentation that describes the methodology and analyses the key lessee segments.
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Updated directory of UK asset finance brokers

This list includes around around 450 brokers specialising in leasing, including websites and locations.  This survey is published as a data table and short presentation. It includes around 350 independent leasing brokers and around 100 commercial finance brokers with particular focus on leasing. Regularly checked and updated. Provided in Excel.​ New updated directory February 2021 now available.

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Asset Finance 50

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The fifth 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 2020, 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

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A to Z of Leasing and Asset Finance

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)

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