Entries by Iain Corbett

Reasons to be cheerful – Carrick chalks up three years

After an 18-month spell working from home, the team is gradually returning to our offices to continue pursuing our remit of working with a small, targeted group of introducers and further develop its distinctive service-led, personalised approach to business. Here, Martin Stewart, our Managing Director, outlines Carrick’s Covid journey so far.   Naturally optimistic though […]

Asset finance market grew by 80% in April 2021

New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that total asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 80% in April 2021 compared with the same month in 2020. In the first four months of 2021, new business was 15% higher than in the same period in 2020. […]

Further People Investment at Carrick

Carrick Asset Finance has today announced the appointment of Anton Scott as Senior Broker Manager. This is a new role created to help fuel the continued growth of the Glasgow-based business which, despite the difficult market conditions of last year, has achieved portfolio growth of 50% over the last 12 months Anton brings with him […]

Management Changes at Carrick Asset Finance

Carrick Asset Finance has announced the appointment of Martin Stewart as Managing Director. He takes over from Gerry Moon who is moving to the position of Non-Executive Chairman at the firm. Moon, a well-known industry figure who has previously led UK asset finance operations for Fortis Lease and Macquarie, said: ‘We’ve assembled a really strong […]

WORKING IT OUT AS WE GO ALONG

Amid one of the most challenging periods the industry and the country have ever experienced, our sales director Iain Corbett takes a quick look over the shoulder and reflects on how things have gone so far: Apart from those brief, day-dreamy moments when I wish I owned the commercial rights to use of the word […]

Asset finance new business grows by 5% in September

New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 5% in September, compared with the same month in 2018.  In Q3 2019 as a whole, new business was also 5% higher than in the same quarter in 2018. New finance […]

Asset finance market grows by 8% in July

New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) overall grew in July by 8% compared with the same month last year. New business for deals of up to £20 million increased by 7% over the same period. The plant and machinery […]

Asset finance market grows by 11% in March

New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew by 11% in March, compared with the same month last year, and also by 11% in Q1 2019 overall. New finance for plant and machinery grew in March by 11% compared with […]

Carrick Asset Finance: Up and Running

With six months trading now under their belts there’s a distinctly positive ‘end of the beginning’ feeling in the air at Carrick Asset Finance. In this short piece, Carrick’s finance director Martin Stewart takes stock of the market and explains how this start-up operation is finding its feet: We launched Carrick Asset Finance in October […]

Asset finance market grows by 7% in December

New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that asset finance new business (primarily leasing and hire purchase) grew in December by 7% compared with the same month in 2017, and by 5% in Q4 2018 as a whole. The plant and machinery finance and commercial vehicle finance sectors reported new […]