Entries by Iain Corbett

Carrick: Four Years Young

It seems incredible, but that’s four years since Carrick opened for business. Looks like time does go quickly when you’re having fun! We’re all very proud of what we’ve built up since our launch in October 2018. We’re also super-appreciative of the help we’ve had from all our brokers, customers and other business partners who’ve […]

Further Expansion of the Carrick Team

Carrick Asset Finance has today announced the appointment of Vajinder Bal as Senior Broker Manager. Vajinder will be responsible for the development of Carrick’s broker connections across the North and Midlands. This is an entirely new role, largely modelled on the successful appointment in early 2021 of Anton Scott, who represents Carrick in the South, […]

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 […]