Issue 11 | Nov 2019

editor's letter

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

In the final digital edition of 2019, Leasing Life explores the impact that the ongoing Brexit saga had had on the SME market in the UK, with a significant number of businesses reigning in investment plans.

We provide insight from a recent Leasing Foundation panel discussion, which brought together industry experts to discuss challenges faced by the asset finance industry.

Santander recently announced it would be withdrawing from the UK asset finance market, we explore the reasons why.

We also look at the detrimental effect late payments are having on not just the economy, but also the mental health of freelancers.

We draw opinion from the plant and machinery industry on the digital future of the market, exploring new smart technologies.

Finally, we speak with the chief executive of Independent Growth Finance (IGF) John Onslow, about the growth of the business and outlook for the future.

I hope you enjoy reading it, and I look forward to welcoming you back in the new year.

Chris Lemmon, Deputy Editor