editor's letter

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

In this first edition of 2019, we cover the state of the Baltics and how leasing can persevere there, following coverage from our conference in Estonia at the end of 2018.

We cover the prospective tech disruptions affecting the leasing market that White Clark Group’s Brendan Gleeson talked about at the Leasing Life conference.

This issue we speak to Paragon Asset Finance’s head of credit risk to talk about credit risks in 2019 and which sectors are rising.

We also look at the response to the government’s lay payments inquiry and cover how late payments vary across Europe.

As the April deadline for the Financial Ombudsman Service oversight of small business claims gets closer, we examine interplay between regulation and small business.

We also take a look at some of the macro economic factors affecting leasing and nine challenges for the fleet industry in 2019.

If you’re interested in reading more about these topics please be sure to look up our subscription magazine, available through our site.

I hope you enjoy reading it.