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|Double-digit growth in asset finance in November|
|Friday, 13 January 2017|
New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 13% in November, compared with the same month in 2015.
The plant and machinery finance and business equipment finance sectors reported new business up in November by 18% and 33% respectively, while commercial vehicle finance new business increased by 11% over the same period.
Commenting on the figures, Geraldine Kilkelly, Head of Research and Chief Economist at the FLA, said: “November was a particularly strong month for the asset finance market, with double-digit growth across all of the main asset sectors.
“Recent months have seen a recovery in new finance provided for construction and agricultural equipment, with the latest FLA figures for November showing new business in these sectors up by 29% and 20% respectively.”
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