Category Archives: Equipment Leasing

Crunch time for lending to SME’s in UK?

I know that the headline sounds a bit drastic, but it is true. Lets paint the real picture,no spin, no gloss just facts. Lending to SME’s is very tight, but lets look at the whole picture. The great saviour was … Continue reading

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The 24 hour sales person!

If I offered you a sales person, who was never ill, never late, never put in expenses, never moaned about the car, never received parking tickets and always said exactly what you wanted them to say, you would snatch my … Continue reading

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No landing problems for World’s oldest air service

The world’s oldest air service will be re commence for one day only, starting on the 24th of December. This service has been in active use for at least 150 years. It has never had problems with landing slots, and … Continue reading

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Cappuccino or Espresso anybody?

Everybody is discussing the recovery, is it real, how long will it last. All of these are questions the Chancellor, and those that are very close to the chancellor at the Treasury, would really like to have the answers. Let … Continue reading

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Silver Linings

In last quarter’s figures released from the Bank of England showed yet again that lending to the SME sector and new start business is down. No matter what people say, figures do not lie. Total business lending, that is loans … Continue reading

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Flies in the ointment

G day, or Germany day approaches for Europe on the 22nd September. The German general election result will have a large effect on the whole of the Eurozone.  Most of Europe hopes that an election victory for Angela Merkel will … Continue reading

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Summer Torpor in Europe

The definition of torpor is either one of inactivity, or one of hibernation. As the summer finally hits the UK as well as much of Europe, the heat makes most people slow down. However the main cause of torpor in … Continue reading

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The European road to Tarsus

Last February, we said “With Signor Monti , installed by Brussels, and not the Italian  people, and ( the EU,s chosen autocrat) coming a poor fourth, will austerity be given the elbow” Now  we can hear the sound of tyres … Continue reading

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Koblenz reflections

I find it mildly unsettling listening to the music of Finzi  from my hotel in Koblenz, as we approach the  centenary of the First World War, where both the UK and the Germans lost a generation, that the two countries … Continue reading

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“We lost because we didn’t win.”

This quote came from a world famous footballer, but it could also  apply to the financial  ministers of the eurozone. To continue the football analogy, they scored one of the worst own goals ever seen. The own goal was  of … Continue reading

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