Sector

Asset Finance & Leasing Companies

Our nationally reaching asset finance team uses extensive sector and legal knowledge to present a one-stop platform for services to the asset, consumer and motor finance industry both in contentious and non-contentious business.

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The speed of regulatory change, particularly with the impending review of the Consumer Credit Act 1974 and keeping up to date with modern ways of doing business, innovation in the types of financial products and the means of delivery, are all challenges faced today by asset finance and leasing companies.

At DWF, we are particularly well placed to advise you on the implications to your business on the transfer of regulation in the consumer credit industry from the OFT to the FCA.

We advise on all aspects of lending, security and litigation including consumer credit regulation, wholesale funding, aviation & marine matters, debt sale & purchase, asset, motor & consumer finance collection and recoveries, corporate recovery restructuring and insolvency, asset finance fraud and satisfactory quality dispute resolution.

We also provide our clients with advice on regulatory compliance issues affecting their business. 

We provide transactional and deal support as well as a seamless contentious and non-contentious service. We are increasingly seen as the go to firm for advice on regulatory issues relating to the Financial Conduct Authority. We are also able to advise businesses operating in other sectors, such as retail, on consumer credit issues as well as consumer terms.

Our specialist team has advised market leaders for years. We’re one of the strongest in the field, acting for over 30 major clearing banks, building societies, finance houses, leasing and motor companies, factors and invoice discounters as well as business in other sectors requiring consumer credit advice. 

We provide our clients with legal and compliance know how, training and other commercial support including in house client secondments. We also provide our clients with a compliance audit offering, carrying out legal compliance audits to their business and also auditing their suppliers to ensure they are operating within the confines of the rules and guidance set by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Quotes from our clients include:

"They offer a very personable service and they are great at keeping you involved and up to date."

"They have been great with the FCA, they are asset finance specialists and the advice is well tailored to what we want."

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How we can help

We can help you go further with a range of services and products for asset finance & leasing companies.

Some of our experts

David Wood

Partner

I advise clients in all sectors on asset and consumer finance documentation and procedures and FCA consumer and mortgage credit regulation.

John Perez

Partner

I head the Lender Services division, acting for motor finance lenders and leasing companies on volume collection/recoveries instructions and on specialist defended cases.

Julia Williams

Partner - Head of Consumer Credit and Asset Finance Sector

I am a Partner and I head up the Lender Services department. I manage the commercial division of our Legal Support Centre which is responsible for delivering process driven legal services differently.

FCA Consumer Credit Regime

It’s been two years since the start of the new regulatory regime for the consumer credit industry and most firms will have sought, and obtained, their permissions and will be getting to grips with the new regime. The legal experts at DWF remain on hand to help you navigate all the relevant requirements and frequent changes.

Visit consumercredit.dwf.law