SMEs Report


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The 2015 SME Leasing report is part of Leaseurope’s Research Programme, which enables the Federation to be a catalyst for leasing and automotive rental related research at European level.

The Research Programme is instrumental in ensuring that the leasing industry is provided with up-to-date and comprehensive market data, research studies and publications on the trends and developments of the leasing and automotive rental industry. This research expertise helps to reaffirm our position as a unique information hub and centre for market intelligence.

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Visit the SME Leasing section of our website to learn more about the existing European and national data on SME leasing.

The Use of Leasing Amongst European SMEs 2015 Edition

Coming Soon

In order to better quantify the importance of leasing to SMEs and understand how this key segment is evolving over time, 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. To do so, Oxford Economics has surveyed 3,000 SMEs in 8 European countries, thereby updating our original dataset on the use of leasing by SMEs with 2013/2014 figures.

For more information on the content of the upcoming report, please click here.

The report is expected to be launched at the beginning of July 2015.

Benefactor Programme

In 2011, seventeen pan-European leasing companies took part in the Benefactor Programme, acknowledging the importance of the unique research undertaken by Leaseurope on leasing to SMEs. Given its previous success, Leaseurope once again invites European leasing companies to become a Benefactor of the 2015 edition of the report The Use of Leasing Amongst European SMEs. Seventeen European leasing firms have already signed up to this year's Benefactor's Programme. They are:


If you are a European leasing company that would like to subscribe to the Benefactor’s Programme and learn more about its benefits, please contact for further information.

Find out more about the first edition of the report

The 2011 edition of the report The Use of Leasing Amongst European SMEs was the first research study on the use of leasing amongst SMEs at European level, undertaken for Leaseurope by Oxford Economics.

To consult the key findings of the report, click here.

How to get the 2011 report?

If you are a leasing company that is a full member of one of Leaseurope's Member Associations, please complete the online form to obtain your free copy of the report.

If you are not a Member and would like to receive the report, or have any queries, please contact for further assistance.

The 2015 edition of the report is the seventh in a series of reports on a specialised industry segment published by Leaseurope. See the Publications and Research Programme sections of our website for further information on other industry segment reports.

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