News in Numbers


Nathan Mollett, chair of the Leasing Foundation, accomplished the daunting Marathon des Sables Legendary, a gruelling 250km race through the Saharan desert, raising an impressive £14,600 for charity.


BNP Paribas exceeded analyst expectations in its Q1 earnings, with net income of €3.1 billion, slightly down 2%, outperforming Bloomberg's estimated €2.48 billion.


The EBRD has greenlit a €108.35 million loan for Greece's Olympic Commercial & Tourist Enterprises SA, a major car rental firm and Avis Budget Group franchisee, solidifying its position in the Greek market.


CHG-MERIDIAN's lease originations surged to €2.45bn in 2023, up 9.9% from €2.23bn the previous year. Their profit from ordinary activities soared to €164.25m, a 20.8% increase from 2022's €135.92m.


Asset-based lender Ultimate Finance, a UK asset finance provider, has hit a new lending milestone with its asset and bridging loan books hitting £100m milestones each at the end of Q1 2024.