WHITE CLARKE GROUP

Associations

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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.

ASFA

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

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AFIA

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.

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VOL

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.

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BVRLA

Established in 1967, the British Vehicle Rental & Leasing Association (BVRLA) is the UK trade body for companies engaged in vehicle rental and leasing.

BVRLA membership provides customers with the reassurance that the company they are dealing with adheres to the highest standards of professionalism and fairness.

The association achieves this by maintaining industry standards and regulatory compliance via its mandatory codes of conduct, inspection programme and conciliation service. To support this work, the BVRLA shares information and promotes best practice through its extensive range of training and events.

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ELFA

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.

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FLA

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.

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BDL

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.

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LEASEUROPE

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.

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EUROFINAS

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.

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NAF

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.

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FLEETNET

FleetNet is the organisation under which the vehicle fleet rental and leasing industry has developed its standards for electronic trading and commerce.

FleetNet has members from all sectors of the Fleet, Leasing, and Motoring industry as well as the key system suppliers.

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CFA

The Commercial Finance Association (CFA), is the international trade association dedicated to the asset-based lending and factoring industries.

Founded in 1944, CFA members include a diverse collection of lending institutions that range from international banks to independent entrepreneurial finance companies.

The objectives of the association are to provide a forum for the consideration of inter- and intra-industry ideas and opportunities. Provide current information on legislation and court decisions relating to asset-based financial services. As well as to improve legal and operational procedures employed by the industry and to encourage the Associations Members and their personnel in the performance of their social and community responsibilities.

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