We are committed to the highest standards at White Clarke Group and are proud to be a part of the following organizations across North America, Asia Pacific and Europe.
Founded in 1916, the American Financial Services Association is the primary trade association for the consumer credit industry, protecting access to credit and consumer choice. AFSA provides the consumer credit industry and the consumers it serves with a voice in Washington, D.C., where the association is headquartered, access to the media and investment community. It also provides research, policy advice and issues management at both the federal and state level.
White Clarke Group are proud to be an 8-star AFSA Business Partner and attend several AFSA events such as the AFSA Annual Meetings, Vehicle Finance Conferences, as well as AFSA Independent Conference & Exposition
The Australian Finance Industry Association (AFIA) is the leading industry advocate for Australia’s finance sector. Working with governments, regulators and key financial stakeholders to ensure that members can actively participate in a stable, competitive and accessible finance market.
The Verband Österreichischer Leasing-Gesellschaft (VÖL), founded in 1983, is the representative of leasing companies in Austria. The association counts 37 ordinary, 6 extraordinary and 36 associated members, which in 2017 will account for about 96 percent of total leasing new business Austria. VÖL is a member of the European umbrella association Leaseurope. Leaseurope, based in Brussels, maintains close contact with the European Commission and is the point of contact for all leasing-related issues at the European level.
The Equipment Leasing and Finance Association (ELFA) is the trade association representing financial services companies and manufacturers in the U.S. equipment finance sector.
ELFA’s mission is to provide member companies a forum for professional development and training, a platform to advocate for the industry and a resource for information about the industry.
The Finance & Leasing Association is the leading trade body for the asset, consumer and motor finance sectors in the UK, and the largest organisation of its kind in Europe.
Members include banks and their subsidiaries, the finance arms of leading retailers and manufacturing companies, and a range of independent firms helping to boost UK production, support demand for UK goods and services, and secure jobs.
One of the most important services offered is making sure that members’ views are heard by those shaping the business environment in which they operate. The FLA lobbies on industry issues, both at home and in Europe, and also as a member of Eurofinas and Leaseurope.
The Bundesverband Deutscher Leasing-Unternehmen e. V. (BDL) is the only association dedicated exclusively to representing the interests of the German leasing industry.
The Association’s primary objectives are to promote leasing in Germany, and to make sure that the interests of leasing companies and their customers are adequately protected. In particular, it keeps a close eye on commercial, fiscal and regulatory legislation, and monitors the German government’s subsidization policies and practices.
Founded in 1972, Leaseurope, the European Federation of Leasing Company Associations, is an international non-profit association. Since 2006, Leaseurope, also represents as an umbrella body of both leasing, long term and/or short term automotive rental industries in Europe, and is composed of 45 Member Associations representing more than 2,000 bank-owned, captives, independent lessors and short-term rental companies in 32 countries.
Leaseurope is governed by a Board of Directors and a General Assembly. The Board of Directors is assisted in its work by Technical Committees and Steering Groups covering various industry sectors. Members of these bodies are typically practitioners or industry representatives nominated by Leaseurope Member Associations.
Eurofinas, the European Federation of Finance House Associations, is the voice of the specialised consumer credit providers in Europe.
Its members are essentially finance houses, specialised banks, captive finance companies for cars, equipment, etc. manufacturers and universal banks.
The mission of Eurofinas is to represent and promote the interests of its members at European level as the natural voice of the specialized consumer credit providers in Europe.
The Swiss Leasing Association (SLV) was created in 1997 from the merger of two leasing associations, operating since 1971 resp.
The SLV is committed to leasing real estate as well as investment and consumer goods in Switzerland. It promotes the quality of the leasing services through ongoing training of its members.
Established in 2008, CAFBA (Commercial and Asset Finance Brokers Association of Australia) collaborates with the Australian government and regulatory bodies on legislative issues that affect member access to business finance. They work to support small and medium-sized businesses to access commercial, equipment and vehicle finance, and promote education and diversity within commercial and asset finance brokering. As part of promoting education and best practice, CAFBA runs frequent member courses and development days to highlight changes within the commercial and asset finance industry.
LIXI is a not-for-profit, member-owned Australian association that develops standards of B2B information exchange within the lending industry. They cover a range of business areas, including equipment finance, business lending, and credit decisioning, and have a major presence in standards development across the residential mortgage lending industry. A key goal of LIXI is to educate on the use of standards and related technologies, as well as promoting increased efficiency for the benefit of both members and consumers.
The National Automotive Finance (NAF) Association is the only trade association in the US to exclusively serve the non-prime auto financing industry. Founded in 1996, the NAF Association supports its members and the industry with programs and education.
SFNet is the essential resource for all organizations and professionals who deliver and enable secured finance to businesses.
Founded in 1944, the Secured Finance Network (formerly the Commercial Finance Association) is an essential resource for all organizations and professionals who deliver and enable secured finance to businesses. The hub of a vibrant community, SFNet brings together the people, data, knowledge, tools, and insights that put capital to work.
Through a range of networking opportunities —from large-scale conferences to intimate local chapter events—SFNet fosters communities of interest that generate opportunities, deal flow, and, often, meaningful, long-term relationships and collaborations.