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  • May 2017
    Leaseurope part of broad coalition of automotive aftermarket operators and mobility-service providers giving powerful message to EU Institutions on the need for a robust legal framework to maintain consumer choice in the digital era
  • March 2017
    Leaseurope submits analysis on the effects of IFRS 16 on the European public good to the European Commission
  • December 2016
    Coalition for interoperable data access says ACEA/CLEPA position on access to vehicle data jeopardises competition, innovation and consumer choices
  • December 2016
    New Leaseurope Board meets today
  • October 2016
    Leaseurope and 7 other European leading financial services trade associations have issued a new paper highlighting the importance of securitisation for jobs and growth in Europe.
  • September 2016
    Leaseurope Index Q2 2016 results now available
  • August 2016
    Leaseurope Index Segment Survey: Leaseurope releases the results for 2015
  • August 2016
    Latest Leaseurope annual results show strong growth for leasing in 2015
  • June 2016
    Leaseurope Welcomes official European review of new lease accounting rules
  • June 2016
    Leasing recognised as key source of finance for SMEs in European Parliament vote
  • June 2016
    Leaseurope Index results for Q1 2016 out
  • May 2016
    2015 Ranking Survey of top European leasing companies just released
  • February 2015
    Leasing industry latest key performance indicators for Q4 2015 according to Leaseurope Index
  • February 2016
    Leasing industry anticipates a good start to 2016 according to latest Leaseurope/Invigors European Business Confidence Survey
  • January 2016
    Leaseurope’s National SME Leasing Roundtable initiative takes off
  • January 2016
    Leaseurope Reaction to Publication of New Lease Accounting Standard, IFRS 16, by International Accounting Standard Board
  • December 2015
    Board of Directors appoints Leon Dhaene as Leaseurope’s new Director General
  • December 2015
    Leaseurope Index for Q3 2015- Results of nineteenth edition of the survey now available
  • October 2015
    Leaseurope Index results for Q2 out and enriched with extended sample of participating firms
  • September 2015
    Turkish Association of Financial Institutions joins Leaseurope as full member
  • September 2015
    Leading performance & reward consulting and benchmarking firm McLagan joins Leaseurope as associate member
  • August 2015
    Leaseurope welcomes Drive Software Solutions as its latest associate member
  • August 2015
    Favourable economic winds promise a good second half year for 2015 according to latest Leaseurope & Invigors European Business Confidence Survey
  • July 2015
    Leaseurope releases special research report on 'The Use of Leasing Amongst European SMEs'
  • July 2015
    Final European leasing market figures for 2014 released
  • June 2015
    Fraikin Group CEO Pierre-Louis Colin and mLeasing CEO & President Mieczysław Woźniak recently appointed as new Members of Leaseurope’s Board of Directors
  • June 2015
    Leaseurope Index Q1 2015 - Results now available
  • June 2015
    Results of the 2014 Leaseurope Segment Survey now out
  • May 2015
    Leading automotive process solutions provider PS-Team joins Leaseurope as Associate Member
  • May 2015
    Fourteenth Ranking of Top European Leasing Companies by Leaseurope now available
  • April 2015
    Leaseurope announces the promotion of Jurgita Bucyte and Hayley McEwen to the position of Senior Adviser in Statistics and Economic Affairs
  • March 2015
    DLL’s Executive Vice President Europe, Jean-Pierre Vissers, Appointed as New Member of Leaseurope’s Board of Directors
  • March 2015
    Assisto, founder of unique accident statement smartphone application, joins Leaseurope as associate member
  • March 2015
    European leasing market on a steady growth path in 2014 according to results of Leaseurope's preliminary survey for 2014
  • March 2015
    Leaseurope Index Q4 2014 results show strengthening leasing KPIs
  • February 2015
    European leasing professionals predict a good start to 2015 according to latest Leaseurope/Invigors European Business Confidence Survey
  • February 2015
    Leaseurope’s 2014 Future Group Publication released
  • January 2015
    Portuguese and Spanish Short-Term Automotive Rental Associations Join Leaseurope as Full Members
  • January 2015
    CRIF and Grant Thornton UK LLP join Leaseurope as associate members
  • December 2014
    Leaseurope Index results for Q3 2014 out
  • November 2014
    Vehicle leasing gives strong impetus to European leasing market in first half of 2014 according to Leaseurope's Biannual European Leasing Survey
  • November 2012
    IASB Chairman misrepresents realisities of IFRS lease accounting standard during speech in London
  • October 2014
    Leaseurope issues Update Paper on IASB Leases Project
  • October 2014
    New Board appointed at Leaseurope along with Chair and two Vice-Chairs
  • September 2014
    Leaseurope welcomes leader in on-line remarketing and automotive IT solutions as its latest Associate member
  • September 2014
    Leaseurope Index latest results released for Q2 2014
  • September 2014
    Bright young talents of the Leaseurope’s Future Group class of 2014 meet in Brussels to put final touches on innovation projects for the 2014 Annual Convention of the European Leasing Industry
  • August 2014
    European leasing professionals remain bullish for the second half of 2014 according to latest Leaseurope/Invigors European Business Confidence Survey
  • June 2014
    Leaseurope Index Q1 2014 results out now
  • June 2014
    Final European leasing figures & ranking of top European leasing companies for 2013 now released
  • June 2014
    Director of Strategy at ALD International, Christophe Duprat, appointed as new Chair of the Leaseurope Automotive Steering Group
  • June 2014
    Staff news at Leaseurope
  • June 2014
    Leaseurope welcomes wave of new associate members
  • June 2014
    Just released - Third edition of Leaseurope's Index Segment Survey with results for 2013
  • May 2014
    Leaseurope’s Future Group Class of 2014 kicks-off in Brussels
  • March 2014
    Leading Audit, Tax and Advisory Firm KPMG Joins Leaseurope as Associate Member
  • March 2014
    José Coronel de Palma, Managing Director, Caterpillar Financial Corporation appointed new Leaseurope Board Member
  • February 2014
    European Parliament votes its Report on the Insurance Mediation Directive
  • February 2014
    Results of Leaseurope Index Survey for Q4 2013 just released
  • January 2014
    European leasing professionals bullish for the first half of 2014 according to the latest Leaseurope/Invigors European Business Confidence Survey
  • January 2014
    EP Report on the Insurance Mediation Directive adopted: a differentiated approach between the different distribution channels maintained
  • January 2014
    Leaseurope welcomes the Car Rental Council of Ireland as its newest member
  • December 2013
    Results of Leaseurope Index Survey for Q3 2013 released
  • November 2013
    Now available: Results of the Leaseurope 2013 Biannual Statistical Enquiry on the European Leasing Market
  • October 2013
    Updated Code of Best Practice for the car hire industry adopted by Leaseurope’s General Assembly
  • October 2013
    Jukka Salonen, CEO of Nordea Finance, appointed Chair of Leaseurope by General Assembly
  • September 2013
    Leaseurope joins industry associations in common position on eCall
  • September 2013
    Leaseurope launches “Leasing for Growth” campaign showing leasing & automotive rental enable sustainable economic growth for Europe by being a major source of investment support for European businesses and the public sector.
  • August 2013
    Tenth edition of the Leaseurope Index survey now released showing results for Q2 2013
  • August 2013
    European leasing professionals see a stable outlook for the rest of 2013 according to the latest Leaseurope/Invigors European Business Confidence Survey
  • June 2013
    Now available: final results of the Leaseurope Annual Statistical and Ranking Surveys for 2012
  • June 2013
    Jose Martín Castro Acebes, Director, Financial and Operating Lease, Santander, appointed as new Leaseurope Board member
  • June 2013
    Leaseurope Index latest results released for Q1 2013
  • May 2013
    New proposals by the IASB to change to IFRS lease accounting may hinder much-needed EU economic growth
  • April 2013
    Leaseurope Segment Survey with 2012 results now available
  • March 2013
    Preliminary results of the European leasing market by Leaseurope just released
  • March 2013
    John Lewis, Chief Executive of the British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association, appointed new Chair of Leaseurope Automotive Steering Group
  • March 2013
    Results of Leaseurope Index Survey for Q4 2012 just released
  • February 2013
    Leaseurope welcomes the Association of Lithuanian Banks as its newest member
  • January 2013
    European leasing professionals see positive start to 2013 according to latest Leaseurope/Invigors European Business Confidence Survey
  • January 2013
    Leaseurope pleased to welcome Acquis Insurance Management and Challenge Consulting as its latest associate members
  • December 2012
    Leaseurope Index Survey results for Q3 2012 now available
  • November 2012
    First edition of the 'Leaseurope Segment Survey' with 2011 results just released
  • October 2012
    European equipment leasing market shows growth in first half of 2012 according to latest Leaseurope biannual survey
  • October 2012
    New Board appointed at Leaseurope along with Chair Max Moi and Vice-Chairs Vahid Daemi & Ronald Slaats
  • October 2012
    Leaseurope welcomes world renowned consultancy Deloitte as its newest Associate Member
  • October 2012
    Worldwide leader in asset finance and asset portfolio management software Cassiopae has joined Leaseurope as associate member.
  • September 2012
    Major pan-European research project on Basel 3 kicks off thanks to Leaseurope Research Fund
  • September 2012
    European leasing professionals see positive signs in uncertain business environment for the rest of the year according to the June 2012 Leaseurope/Invigors European Business Confidence Survey
  • August 2012
    Leaseurope Index latest results released - This Q2 2012 is the sixth edition of the survey and introduces two new ratios, return on assets and return on equity.
  • July 2012
    European Commission’s proposal on periodic roadworthiness tests: mutual recognition approach much welcomed – need to ensure new testing regime remains workable
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  • July 2012
    European Commission’s proposal for a Directive on Insurance Mediation: Leaseurope calls for differentiated regime to be applied more evenly
  • July 2012
    Latest Leaseurope annual results show continued improvement in the European leasing market for 2011
  • June 2012
    Leaseurope's 11th Ranking of top European leasing companies just released.
  • June 2012
    European leasing industry comments on IASB/FASB Leases Project announcement
  • June 2012
    European Leasing Industry Comments on IASB/FASB Leases Project Announcement
  • June 2012
    "European Leasing: 2012 New Edition" just released: a joint Leaseurope/KPMG Asset Finance Tax Network Publication
  • June 2012
    George Ashworth, Managing Director, Asset Finance, Aldemore appointed new Leaseurope Board Member
  • May 2012
    Leaseurope Index Q1 2012 results now available
  • May 2012
    Leaseurope celebrates its 40th anniversary
  • March 2012
    European leasing market outperforms EU investment in 2011 according to results of Leaseurope's preliminary survey on the European leasing market for 2011
  • February 2012
    Leaseurope Index results for Q4 2011 now available
  • February 2012
    Leaseurope, UEAPME & ACCA jointly organised a lunch debate in Brussels on Basel 3 and alternative sources of funding assessing the impact of financial regulation on access to finance for SMEs, including leasing.
  • January 2012
    ERC Asset Solutions and TotalSoft join Leaseurope as associate members
  • January 2012
    European leasing professionals’ perspective for months ahead is one of caution according to the results of the Leaseurope/Invigors European Business Confidence Survey of December 2011
  • November 2011
    New report released by Leaseurope demonstrates leasing is a crucial source of finance for SMEs
  • November 2011
    Just released: Leaseurope Index results for Q3 2011 on key performance indicators of a sample of European lessors
  • August 2011
    Leaseurope Index results for Q2 2011 show improvement for the leasing industry
  • September 2011
    Leaseurope proud to welcome the Cyprus Finance and Leasing Association as its newest member
  • July 2011
    Leaseurope welcomes IASB/FASB announcement to re-expose lease standard
  • July 2011
    Optimism confirmed amongst European leasing professionals according to Leaseurope/Invigors June 2011 European Business Confidence Survey
  • June 2011
    Launch of Leaseurope Index - a new survey tracking key performance indicators of European lessors
  • June 2011
    Leaseurope 10th ranking of top European leasing companies just released
  • June 2011
    Latest Leaseurope figures confirm recovery of the European leasing market in 2010
  • June 2011
    Leaseurope welcomes the Turkish Short and Long Term Automotive Rental Association Tokkder as new member
  • June 2011
    De Lage Landen’s CEO Ronald Slaats Appointed New Leaseurope Board Member
  • April 2011
    Leaseurope welcomes IASB/FASB’s announcement that more time will be taken to complete new lease accounting standard
  • April 2011
    European leasing industry welcomes Monitoring Board’s call for IASB/FASB to use G-20 timeline for convergence projects
  • March 2011
    Leaseurope welcomes United Leasing Association of Russia ‘ULA’ as its 45th full member
  • March 2011
    Leaseurope welcomes Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers as associate member
  • March 2011
    European leasing market recovers in 2010
  • December 2010
    Quality must take precedence over speed: Leaseurope calls on IASB and FASB to reexpose their proposals for a new lease accounting standard
  • December 2010
    New Board appointed at Leaseurope at a crucial time for the leasing and automotive rental industries
  • October 2010
    European leasing market stabilised according to latest Leaseurope's figures for the first semester of 2010
  • October 2010
    New survey conducted by pwc with the support of Leaseurope shows that European businesses consider costs associated with the IASB’s new lease accounting proposals outweigh their benefits
  • October 2010
    Leaseurope and Invigors launch ground breaking report on leasing in the construction equipment sector
  • August 2010
    Leaseurope's ninth consecutive Ranking of Top European Leasing Companies just released
  • August 2010
    IASB & FASB Leases Exposure Draft Published: Proposals are complicated, contradictory and likely to be costly for businesses
  • June 2010
    Leaseurope launches E-Publication on ‘Fighting Fraud’
  • June 2010
    Official opening of the 'European House of Leasing' marks the start of a new era for Leaseurope.
  • May 2010
    Automotive leasing vital role recognised by the European Commission in new Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regime
  • May 2010
    New IFRS lease accounting standard reaches unparalleled level of complexity
  • April 2010
    European leasing market experiences sharp downturn in 2009
  • February 2010
    Changes to international lease accounting standards may impact the cost and availability of finance for Europe's small businesses
  • January 2010
    UniCredit Leasing's CEO Massimiliano Moi joins Leaseurope's Board.
  • December 2009
    Leaseurope's Board decided to welcome the Swedish Car Rental Association (Biluthyrarna Sverige) as a full member as of 1 January 2010 at its meeting of 3 December 2009.
  • October 2009
    Leaseurope and Eurofinas 2009 Annual Conventions in Prague - THE only gathering of European decision-makers organised by the industry for the industry
  • October 2009
    Leaseurope releases its updated version of 2008 Ranking of Top European Leasing Companies
  • October 2009
    Leaseurope publishes the European Car Leasing and Rental Report in cooperation with A.T. Kearney
  • July 2009
    European leasing and automotive rental industry issues comments on proposals to change lease accounting
  • May 2009
    New accounting standards under spotlight at international leasing conference
  • March 2009
    European businesses should be mindful of excessive complexity in newly published IASB proposals for lease accounting
  • February 2009
    Leaseurope welcomes the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) as a member.
  • February 2009
    Preliminary results for European leasing show that leasing remained a key source of finance for businesses’ investment needs in 2008
  • January 2009
    Changes to international accounting standards may bring about significant complexity for businesses who lease or rent
  • December 2008
    Leaseurope prepares to engage on changes to international lease accounting and appoints Mark Venus, BNP Paribas, as new Chairman for Accounting Affairs
  • December 2008
    New Board elected at Leaseurope along with Chair Rüdiger von Foelkersamb (DE) and two Vice-Chairs, Jukka Salonen (FI) and Stephane Soille (BE)
  • November 2008
    Richard Knubben appointed Adviser in Automotive Affairs at Leaseurope.
  • September 2008
    Leaseurope releases its 2007 Ranking of Top European Leasing Companies
  • August 2007
    Leaseurope releases its 2006 Ranking of Top 100 European Leasing Companies.
  • June 2008
    Leaseurope launches joint Leaseurope/KPMG publication "European leasing"
  • March 2008
    Leaseurope welcomes the Leasing Committee of the Bank Association of Slovenia among its membership.
  • December 2007
    Leaseurope welcomes ECOFIN's agreement on the VAT place of supply treatment.
  • November 2007
    Leaseurope welcomes the European Commission's written confirmation that truck rental companies are under no obligation to use the tachograph for their internal trips.
  • October 2007
    Vincent Rupied appointed, for a two-years mandate, new Chairman of Automotive Steering Group.
  • October 2007
    John Bennett appointed new Chairman of Leaseurope.
  • January 2007
    Leaseurope welcomes two new members - An expansion mirroring its renewed focus.
  • November 2006
    Launch of the Automotive Steering Group at Leaseurope.
  • March 2006
    Record-breaking growth for European leasing in 2005.

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