Leasing is an increasingly source of investment finance for SMEs in Europe. That is what Leaseurope 2015 report reveals in its exclusive research.
Leasing is a more and more vital source of SME finance. To better understand how this key segment is evolving over time, Leaseurope, the European Federation of Leasing Company Association, has conducted a new comprehensive research project on leasing to SMEs at European level. This research was undertaken in conjunction with leading economic consultancy Oxford Economics.
3 000 SMEs in 8 European countries were surveyed between August and September 2014, with 2013/2014 figures, thereby updating and building on the pioneering study already conducted by Leaseurope in 2011.
This exclusive research demonstrates that leasing is a reliable source of investment finance for the SME sector and that promotion of this market would boost SME growth in the future. It should raise the awareness of leasing and reasons for promoting European and national initiatives aimed at improving SME access to finance, as well as facilitating its use.