editor's letter

Welcome to the fourth edition of Leasing Life’s digital briefing magazine.

In this first edition of 2018, we cover some of the capital funding for the market, including central government funding schemes, with analysis and summaries.

Tech issues have been advancing for the UK regulator in the form of blockchain. The regulator has consulted with the financial services industry and more direction has been gained.

The regulator has also been busy with the prospect of widening the Financial Ombudsman’s remit to cover more small business. We cover the reasons why and what might be the outcome.

January saw the collapse of UK construction and outsourcing company Carillion, which has left thousands of SMEs out of pocket as the liquidators assess the damage. We cover the reverse factoring facility that Carillion used and the sequence of events after the crash.

In widening digitalisation across the market, the Federation of Small Business has announced a funding platform to match businesses and lenders.

And finally, a potentially important Advertising Standards Agency ruling might impact on residual values in the used car market, which we have covered in a feature this quarter.

Hope you enjoy reading it, and if you’re interested in reading about these topics with more of a deep insight, please be sure to look up our subscription magazine, available through our site.

I hope you enjoy reading it.
Brian Cantwell, editor