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Thursday, 19th October 2017 13:10

Henry Howard Finance and Wissner-Bosserhoff launch exclusive UK partnership

Leading UK business finance provider, Henry Howard Finance (HHF), has today, 19th October 2017, launched an exclusive national partnership with German medical and nursing home bed and furniture manufacturer, Wissner-Bosserhoff, part of the Linet Group. The exclusive funding partnership will allow Wissner-Bosserhoff to offer straightforward and flexible finance solutions to UK customers wishing to purchase […]

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Thursday, 5th October 2017 09:10

Henry Howard Finance cements position as a leading UK Funder with latest industry accolade

Award reflects firm’s extensive financial product range Henry Howard Finance (HHF) was crowned ‘Top Multi Line Funder’ at a prestigious asset finance awards ceremony hosted by leading trade magazine, Leasing World, last night (3rd October). The awards were held at the London Hilton Bankside and attended by more than 300 asset finance professionals, keen to […]

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Friday, 29th September 2017 13:09

Henry Howard Finance crowned Alternative Finance Provider of the Year 2017 at Wales Business Insider Dealmakers Awards

Henry Howard Finance (HHF) was recognised by judges as having the most impact on alternative finance deals in Wales between 1 July 2016 – 30 June 2017 In this period, HHF increased its lending to Welsh businesses by 111 per cent, with volumes up more than 180 per cent on the previous year. Last night, […]

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Tuesday, 26th September 2017 13:09

Henry Howard Finance matches staff fundraising efforts to raise hundreds for cancer charity

Henry Howard Finance employees, based at the firm’s Newport headquarters, recently swapped calculators for cake sales for one morning only, to raise more than £600 ahead of the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Staff at the independent finance house held a dress-down day, cake sale and raffle for the Macmillan Cancer Support event, raising £310. The […]

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Tuesday, 5th September 2017 12:09

Fintech sector faces consumer pressure to keep pace with digitisation

Henry Howard Finance (HHF) is always looking for ways to embrace new technology in order to improve the way that we process and manage different finance deals. Mark Crook, our Group Chief Executive Officer, recently spoke to Business News Wales to discuss the positive impact that technology is having on the finance sector, and how […]

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Friday, 25th August 2017 10:08

Henry Howard Finance shortlisted in Wales Business Insider Dealmaker Awards 2017

Wales Business Insider has named Henry Howard Finance (HHF) in the shortlist for the Alternative Finance Provider of the Year category of its annual Dealmakers Awards 2017. The Awards, which take place on Thursday 28 September at the Marriot Hotel in Cardiff, champions the impressive deals signed by Welsh businesses throughout the year and applauds […]

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Friday, 4th August 2017 09:08

Henry Howard Vendor Finance and Infinite Distribution launch partnership

Henry Howard Finance (HHF) has teamed up with a major UK CCTV and security distributor to offer asset finance solutions to businesses seeking affordable access to state-of-the-art CCTV, fire and security systems. The exclusive deal makes leasing agreements available to security installers who purchase their equipment from Hertfordshire-based firm Infinite Distribution. Infinite Distribution, which has […]

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Thursday, 20th July 2017 10:07

HHF employee runs the extra mile for Monmouthshire charity

Dan Morgan from our Henry Howard Vendor Finance geared up for a ‘marathon’ effort recently, as he embarked on a week of running in aid of Home-Start Monmouthshire. Dan ran to and from work on five consecutive days to raise money for the independent charity, which provides support to families in Monmouthshire with children under […]

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Friday, 14th July 2017 16:07

Henry Howard Finance comment on 2016 financial performance

Henry Howard Finance Plc has filed accounts reflecting that pre-tax profit grew to £1.18m in the year to 31 December 2016, up from £615,251 in 2015. Chief Financial Officer Mark Burn said: “Our overall performance for HHF Plc in 2016 was pleasing, with an increase in gross margin of 26 per cent and 100 per […]

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Wednesday, 12th July 2017 09:07

Henry Howard Asset Finance expands into the South West

Richard Arnold has joined Henry Howard Asset Finance to help us expand into the South West. Richard, based in Exeter, joins the division as South West Regional Director, assuming responsibility for the profile of the Asset team across Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. With a career in finance spanning more than three decades, including 10 years […]

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Wednesday, 5th July 2017 12:07

HHF’s CEO Mark Crook recognised for ambitious and forward thinking approach

Every year the Finance Monthly CEO Awards celebrate the success, innovation and strategic vision of CEOs across a wide variety of sectors and industries globally. The Finance Monthly research team spend several months carefully researching and identifying some of the most hard-working, ambitious and forward-thinking CEOs in the corporate world today. Last week, they presented […]

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Monday, 3rd July 2017 10:07

Henry Howard Cashflow Finance launch new product: Asset Cash Release

This month, Henry Howard Cashflow Finance is pleased to launch its latest product ‘Asset Cash Release’ to the market. The product will seek to package our existing invoice finance and asset finance offering in the form of bespoke finance packages for new and existing clients. ‘Asset Cash Release’ will provide funding structures to small and […]

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Tuesday, 27th June 2017 13:06

Henry Howard launches new Commercial and Property Division

Newport-based Henry Howard Finance is launching a new commercial and property finance division, led by Head of Credit Steve Taylor, which will provide specialist advice, funding and support to businesses seeking finance for a wide range of commercial requirements. The division will offer services including commercial mortgages and property finance, crowdfunding and bridging loans. Having […]

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Tuesday, 27th June 2017 12:06

Chess Partner launch Leasing Service with Henry Howard Finance

Partners of the airtime distributor can now offer their customers leasing options on hardware such as handsets Chess Partner has launched its own leasing service enabling partners to offer customers hardware on a monthly basis. Any of the Vodafone, EE and O2 airtime distributor’s 600 partners can offer leasing options on handsets, fixed line phones, […]

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Thursday, 25th May 2017 16:05

HHF Finance director triumphs at industry awards

Mark Burn, our group chief finance officer and group Board member, has been named the very first Finance Director of the Year at the prestigious IoD Wales Director of the Year Awards 2017. The annual Awards, which celebrate business achievements and inspirational leaders from across Wales, saw three new categories added this year, including Finance […]

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Tuesday, 16th May 2017 09:05

Henry Howard Finance support the South Wales Argus 125 Appeal with ‘Flip Flop Friday’

Last week, the team at Henry Howard Finance decided to get into the mood for summer and wear flip-flops to support the South Wales Argus 125 Appeal. The sun might have taken a break to make way for some rain, but that didn’t dampen the mood at the finance providers’ flip-flop Friday event. Staff wore […]

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Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 14:05

Henry Howard Finance CFO shortlisted for two major finance awards

Mark Burn, Group CFO and Henry Howard Finance Group Board member, has been shortlisted for two leading industry awards. Mark is up for Finance Director of the Year in the IoD Wales Director of the Year Awards 2017, which honour Wales’ most influential and motivational business leaders. Meanwhile, he has also been shortlisted for the […]

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Thursday, 30th March 2017 09:03

HHF announces year-long support for Children’s Hospital

Henry Howard Finance (HHF) has chosen Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital Charity to be its ‘charity of choice’ for 2017, launching the partnership with a donation of more than £1,600. Pledging support We have pledged our support to the Noah’s Ark Tiny Lives Appeal, which aims to raise £1 million to fund equipment and family facilities […]

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Wednesday, 15th March 2017 17:03

Henry Howard Finance continues growth journey with key appointment

Henry Howard Finance (HHF) has added to its ambitious management team as it seeks to build on its recent success. Anne Williams, an experienced leader with more than two decades of senior management experience at GE Capital, has been appointed as HHF’s chief operating officer and group board member. The appointment follows a successful 2016, […]

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Thursday, 9th March 2017 15:03

Mark Crook, Group CEO of Henry Howard Finance, comments on the Chancellor’s Spring Budget

“The Government’s pledge to provide an additional £435m for business rate support is encouraging for many SME’s. Access to funding remains a key issue for many small businesses, and increased rates during a time of uncertainty would potentially dampen growth plans for some business owners. “At Henry Howard Finance, we have seen an increase in […]

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Tuesday, 21st February 2017 14:02

Henry Howard Finance lends support to the South Wales Business Growth Awards 2017

Henry Howard Finance (HHF), have agreed to sponsor the Business Growth Awards South Wales, to be held on Thursday 2nd March 2017, at Holland House in Cardiff. The awards, which are now in their second year, are devoted to honouring excellence in the business community in South Wales. The event will identify and bring together entrepreneurs, decision-makers and […]

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Thursday, 2nd February 2017 14:02

Henry Howard Finance recognised by Finance Industry in Awards Success

Henry Howard Finance (HHF) has started 2017 with an industry award for its innovative and ‘game-changing’ approach to business. As one of the UK’s leading independent finance providers to the SME sector and Wales’s largest finance house, HHF has been crowned the winner of the Finance Monthly Game Changer Award 2017 :Finance Industry, which focusses […]

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Tuesday, 10th January 2017 16:01

HH Asset Finance helps Welsh vehicle recovery firm move forward

A fast-growing Welsh vehicle recovery business is funding the next stage in its expansion with a financial package from independent lender Henry Howard Finance (HHF). Caldicot Fleet has significantly expanded its operations over the last five years with the help of funding provided by HH Asset Finance, a branch of HHF that specialises in funding business […]

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Monday, 9th January 2017 09:01

Henry Howard Finance supports purchase of 3D printer for creating vital surgical implants

 A Welsh university engineering facility has acquired a market leading 3D printer with finance provided by Henry Howard Finance (HHF), which will be used to develop and research the production of medical implants. The support from Newport-based HHF allowed the academic research body to purchase the ArcamQ10, a printer which engineers products in titanium. The ArcamQ10 […]

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Thursday, 5th January 2017 15:01

Robin Goddard, Head of Sales at HH Cashflow Finance on going the extra mile

Now a part of the mainstream, alternative lenders must find new ways to stay ahead of the curve. It’s no secret that small businesses often face an uphill struggle to maintain a healthy cash flow. Many businesses fail in their first three years from a lack of working capital. Yet British SMEs have grown 33 […]

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Thursday, 5th January 2017 15:01

A Retail Review of 2016 

Sarah Freeman, Head of HH Retail Finance, comments on trends in the convenience store sector over the past 12 months Retailers across the UK invested a record £210m in store improvements between July and September 2016 alone, according to the Association of Convenience Store’s investment tracker. As experts in supporting retailers of all sizes to […]

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Friday, 16th December 2016 13:12

Henry Howard Finance shortlisted for ‘Asset Based Finance Broker of the Year’ by Business Moneyfacts

Henry Howard Finance (HHF) has been shortlisted for a leading industry award for the fifth time in just six months in recognition of its work as a leading asset finance intermediary, serving both its clients and its funders. The nomination for ‘Asset Based Finance Broker of the Year’ at the Business Moneyfacts awards, comes in […]

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Tuesday, 6th December 2016 17:12

Henry Howard Finance host strategy day

This week, a core team from Henry Howard Finance (HHF) met to discuss the various successes and challenges of the business in 2016, and to plan ahead for 2017. Mark Crook, Chief Operating Officer of the HHF Group hosted a strategy day at the Celtic Manor Resort just outside of Newport, ahead of year end […]

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Friday, 25th November 2016 12:11

Henry Howard Finance comments on the Autumn Statement

Potential boost for fast growth SMEs and online lending As the largest independent finance company in Wales, Henry Howard Finance (HHF) believe that the Governments autumn statement should hold positive news for the SME marketplace. Philip Hammond, Chancellor, confirmed that corporation tax will be reduced to 17% as planned, down from 20%. The Government is […]

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Wednesday, 23rd November 2016 11:11

Henry Howard Finance leads best practice seminar on Business Intelligence using Tableau

Gavin Dowding, Head of Data at Henry Howard Finance (HHF) has committed to sharing his expertise with leading businesses in the region, by advising them how to collect and manage their data more effectively using leading edge cloud technology Gavin, who joined HHF in July this year with the aim of optimising the use of […]

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Monday, 21st November 2016 16:11

Henry Howard Finance supports Children in Need 2016
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This November, staff at Henry Howard Finance (HHF) gave generously to raise £229 pounds for BBC Children in Need 2016. The funds were raised by contributions from ‘dress down Friday’, a cake sale and various games arranged by staff across the business. HHF also pledged to double the funds raised by employees, bringing the total […]

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Monday, 14th November 2016 11:11

Henry Howard Finance shortlisted in Leasing Life European awards

Lessor recognised as a leading European Asset Finance Intermediary  Henry Howard Finance (HHF) has been shortlisted for a European industry award recognising its work as a leading asset finance intermediary, serving both its clients and its funders. The independent finance house has been nominated for Leasing Life’s Asset Finance Intermediary award after demonstrating consistently successful […]

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Monday, 14th November 2016 09:11

HH Retail Finance shortlisted for National Federation of Retail Newsagents’ award

Henry Howard Finance, one of the largest providers of finance to SME’s in the UK, has been shortlisted for a National Federation of Retail Newsagents’ award for its work financing convenience store improvements across the UK. HH Retail Finance, the branch of Henry Howard Finance specialising in lending for convenience store owners, was named as […]

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Tuesday, 1st November 2016 09:11

Henry Howard Finance awarded ‘Best Channel Business Service 2016’

Lessor recognised as the UK telecoms expert Henry Howard Finance has been presented with a prestigious national award for helping the UK telecoms channel deliver customer solutions via successful finance options. The Newport-based company was recently named ‘Best Channel Business Service’ at the Comms National Awards in recognition of its innovative financial products, industry leading […]

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Thursday, 27th October 2016 11:10

Henry Howard Finance shortlisted for three awards in just one week

Independent lender Henry Howard Finance has been shortlisted for three prestigious industry awards in just one week. The Newport-based finance house is in the running for Vendor Specialist of the Year and Top Business Asset Broker at Leasing World’s awards on October 4, as well Best Channel Business Service at the Comms National Awards on […]

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Thursday, 27th October 2016 11:10

Henry Howard Finance win charity football tournament
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Henry Howard Finance have recently claimed victory in a five-a-side football tournament which raised more than £8,000 for charity. The Newport-based lender beat 15 other finance company teams to claim the Adam Massen Memorial Cup at St George’s Park, the Football Association’s National Football Centre, in Staffordshire earlier this autumn. The tournament, hosted by major […]

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Thursday, 27th October 2016 10:10

Henry Howard Finance qualifies for the Fast Growth 50 List 2016

Henry Howard Finance (HHF) has qualified for the 2016 Wales Fast Growth 50 list after lending to more than 2,500 SMEs in the first half of the year alone. Now in their 18th year, the 2016 Wales Fast Growth 50 awards celebrate the fastest-growing firms in Wales. HHF has been shortlisted for the fastest growing […]

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Thursday, 27th October 2016 10:10

Newport and Monmouthshire based companies amongst fastest growing firms in Wales

Newport and Monmouthshire based businesses are increasingly contributing to business growth in Wales The 2016 Growth table of Wales’ fastest growing companies highlight that many of the fastest growing companies are located in Newport and Monmouthshire. Edenstone, an Usk based house-builder has been named as the second fastest-growing business in Wales, with turnover rising by an average of […]

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Thursday, 6th October 2016 09:10

Brexit – How SMEs can continue to invest following the economic shockwaves
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Just when the banks had started lending again and SMEs appeared able to access money a little more easily, along comes the EU referendum. Following the vote to leave, the pound plunged to its lowest level since 1985 wiping millions off the value of the major banks. Lloyds and RBS lost a fifth of their […]

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Thursday, 6th October 2016 09:10

Collingbourne Group expands car and van hire business with support from HH Asset Finance
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Newport-based Collingbourne Group is expanding its new car and van hire business launched just last month with new vehicles bought with support from HH Asset Finance. Practical Car and Van Rentals Newport, part of a UK-wide Practical franchise network, was launched at the start of May with 15 vans financed by HH Asset Finance. Offering […]

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Thursday, 6th October 2016 09:10

HH Asset Finance helps Caldicot vehicle recovery firm triple in size in five years
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A Gwent vehicle recovery business has tripled in size in just five years with support from Newport-based HH Asset Finance. Caldicot Fleet Maintenance Recovery now boasts 50 heavy and light recovery vehicles, up from just six trucks in 2011. The Monmouthshire-based company, which employs about 60 staff up and down the country, was able to […]

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Wednesday, 5th October 2016 19:10

Matthew Jones – The benefits of asset finance
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Amongst many businesses there was historically a perception that asset finance was a secondary funding option, to be used only when your bank said “no”. Today however, according to the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), asset finance funds around 27% of fixed capital expenditure by UK businesses. In the 12 months to September 2015, the […]

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Wednesday, 5th October 2016 19:10

Investment In New Equipment – Can You Afford To Put It Off Any Longer?
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Matt Jones, head of Asset Finance at Henry Howard, offers advice to SMEs on investing in new equipment. As the economic recovery gathers pace, order books across the UK are growing steadily and business confidence is improving. The UK economy grew 0.7% in the second quarter of the year, according to the Office for National […]

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Wednesday, 5th October 2016 19:10

Growing number of small businesses borrowing against assets
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The number of start-ups and small businessesborrowing against assets such as inventory, machinery and property is growing rapidly, according to the Asset Based Finance Association (ABFA). A record level of £4.2bn in alternative business finance has been secured against hard assets – an increase of 9% on £3.8bn a year ago. The overall amount of […]

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Wednesday, 5th October 2016 19:10

A third of UK SMEs have grown over past two years
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This equates to 1.675 million businesses, while approximately 426,000 businesses (8 per cent) have grown by 50 per cent or more over the period, according to a study by Citrix. These research findings indicate that Britain is closing the ‘scale-up gap’, as identified in a 2014 industry report by Sherry Coutu, with more start-ups scaling into […]

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Wednesday, 5th October 2016 19:10

HH Asset Finance welcome Ian Thomas to their team
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HH Asset Finance has appointed Ian Thomas to the position of account manager in Bristol. Ian joins HH Asset Finance to develop its presence in the South West following a £25 million investment in the business last year, to grow the lending capacity. Ian is the companies’ first Bristol based-employee.   With over 30 years’ […]

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Wednesday, 5th October 2016 19:10

Increased appetite for finance among SMEs
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Appetite for finance among small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) remained high during the first quarter of the year, according to the findings of a report published today (28 May 2015), but there is still a gap between perception and reality when it comes to being approved for lending. The latest SME Finance Monitor, published by […]

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Wednesday, 5th October 2016 19:10

Small businesses in a robust mood, says FSB
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The latest FSB Small Business Index (SBI) reveals that small businesses are in a robust mood. Small business confidence has picked up markedly in the second quarter, with growth and investment intentions reaching new highs since the Index began in 2010. With few negatives in the overall picture, the latest survey readings on job creation, […]

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Wednesday, 5th October 2016 19:10

HHF leading the way in Retail Finance
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In a recent survey conducted by Henry Howard Finance Plc (HHF), one of UK’s market leaders in providing leasing services to the retail sector, results showed that suppliers of shop-fitting, security & technology to the industry were firmly backing the firm’s service and upcoming plans. 87.5% of respondents across sales, management and executive roles rated […]

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Wednesday, 5th October 2016 19:10

UK asset finance returns to pre-recession levels – but will the momentum last?

The continuing recovery in the UK economy has been reflected in the growth of asset finance, with businesses keen to use leasing and hire purchase to invest in a wide range of assets, with particularly strong growth in new finance for production plant, agricultural equipment and construction equipment. According to data from the Finance & […]

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Wednesday, 5th October 2016 19:10

HHF Offers Fit For Purpose Leasing For Schools & Academies

Leasing can help schools manage the procurement process by spreading the cost of new resources such as IT equipment, furniture, telecoms and modular buildings over a number of years. It gives schools the ability to acquire often expensive assets, ensuring students have access to cutting edge technologies today, instead of having to wait for local […]

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Wednesday, 5th October 2016 19:10

Henry Howard Finance PLC announces £25m investment
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Henry Howard Finance received a £25 million investment in June 2014 that will enable it to expand its lending and fill the growing SME funding gap. The investment will enable Henry Howard to write more business using its own capital, building on its experience and expertise in providing finance, both direct to SMEs and as […]

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