Leaseurope Research Fund

About Leaseurope's Research Fund

The Leaseurope Research Fund was created towards the end of 2011 to finance industry-related research. The purpose of the Fund is to support Leaseurope’s advocacy work with the robust data needed to make credible representations to European and international policymakers. Additionally, research conducted with the support of the Fund will provide our Member Associations with high quality data in order to support their national activities and meet industry requirements for topical insights into the business.

The Research Fund will benefit the entire European industry by showing:

  • policymakers that our industry is an important contributor to the European economy;
  • shareholders and funders that leasing is a high value investment proposition;
  • end-user clients that leasing and rental have unique advantages for their business; and
  • manufacturers that our products have the potential to boost their sales and profitability.

How the Fund works:

  • The Research Fund is governed by a set of Operating Principles;
  • Research topics and objectives are determined by the Leaseurope Board of Directors on the basis of extensive consultation with the Federation’s Member Associations and industry practitioners; and
  • The Leaseurope Secretariat issues a Request for Proposals and potential research partners are chosen by the Board on the basis of a thorough selection process.

If you would like to contribute suggestions or ideas for research topics Leaseurope could work on, please contact or

Leaseurope's Current Research Project

Leaseurope is undertaking a new comprehensive research project on leasing to SMEs at European level in conjunction with leading economic consultancy Oxford Economics. This research will provide the industry with updated and extended data showcasing leasing’s contribution to this sector, including drivers and motivations for SMEs to use leasing, building on our pioneering study conducted in 2011.

For more information on the content of the upcoming report, please click here or visit our dedicated SME Research page here.