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“It is very encouraging that profitability is increasing without requiring the deployment of additional capital – this has been achieved through higher revenues, improved cost efficiency and prudent risk management. I also believe this improved profitability demonstrates that our clients are increasingly recognising the value which our products provide”.
He continued “these results show that the leasing industry is becoming smarter. While there is always potential to improve performance further, the industry is clearly well positioned to deliver attractive and sustainable returns for shareholders”.

The Leaseurope/Invigors European Business Confidence Survey is now open.

To take part, please click here. The survey will remain open until 13 July.

The results of the next issue of the survey will be published in August 2019.

Commenting on the results of the December 2018 Business Confidence Survey, Invigors EMEA Partner Richard Ryan said, “The latest Business Confidence Survey confirms while the European leasing industry should enjoy a good start to 2019, there are possibly some clouds on the horizon. Growth in new business continues to remain strong, though an increasing minority anticipate no change or a decline in volumes this year. Expectations of most of the other KPIs support an overall positive trend however, there appears to be increasing concern about growth in bad debt.”

Leaseurope/Invigors Business Confidence Survey

The Leaseurope/Invigors Business Confidence Survey aims to provide an authoritative, up-to-date perspective on the outlook for asset finance across Europe by measuring the expectations of European leasing professionals twice a year.

About the Business Confidence Survey

What is the purpose of this survey?

To provide regular, forward looking information covering a wide range of business parameters that can be used to track sentiment on the European asset finance market.

Who conducts the survey?

Invigors EMEA carries out the survey on behalf of Leaseurope.

The Leaseurope/Invigors European Business Confidence Survey is the continuation of the Invigors Business Confidence Survey that has been conducted since 2008.

What indicators are covered by the Business Confidence Survey?

Participants are surveyed on their outlook for the future performance of their business (volumes, margins, bad debt and net profit), the level of competition and M&A activity expected on their home market and various other aspects of their organisation, including the underwriting process, future expense and staff levels, distribution channels and the expected availability of capital.

Participants are asked to provide their expectations for the coming 6 months.

Who can take part in the survey?

All European leasing professionals (bank-owned organisations, independent finance companies, captives or intermediaries) are invited to take part.

How often is the Business Confidence Survey conducted?

The survey is conducted twice a year, in June and December.

When and how are the results distributed?

Results are released a few weeks after the close of each survey.

Participants directly receive an exclusive and detailed report of the survey findings.

Summary findings are made available on the Business Confidence Survey section of Leaseurope's website and are also published in Leaseurope's newsletter, Leaseurope Inside.

For more information about the Business Confidence Survey, please contact Jurgita Bucyte


Please note that the information contained in the Leaseurope/Invigors Business Confidence Survey is of a general nature. Nobody should act upon such information without first seeking appropriate professional advice and after a thorough examination of a particular situation. Neither Leaseurope nor Invigors EMEA can be held responsible or liable for any losses or damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use of the information contained in the Business Confidence Survey.