Welcome to our Leasing Blog

The OakLease blog is both the longest established equipment leasing blog on the web, and by far, the most read. It will cover both equipment leasing and equipment finance in the UK as well as in Europe. We do endeavour to avoid any financial jargon, and we hope that it is as if we are chatting to each other, over a drink in the bar. We are just like you, real people in the real world!

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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…

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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,…

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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…

European Leasing, Finance, In the news, Leasing
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…

European Leasing, Finance, In the news, Leasing
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…

European Leasing, Finance, In the news, Leasing
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…

European Leasing, Finance, In the news, Leasing
“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…

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Comedy of errors gangnam style
Comedy of errors gangnam style

The papers are full of the news that the UK has been downgraded by one notch to AA1 by the rating agency Moody’s. Whilst that will prove to be a…

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Undercoat or gloss, that is the question
Undercoat or gloss, that is the question

Spring is approaching, and many people are think of brightening  up their homes with a new coat of paint, what colour’s would spruce up the house best, what kind of…

European Leasing, Finance, In the news, Leasing