Award Recognition for Carlyle Finance

For its success in providing car finance in the UK, Carlyle Finance have been shortlisted for Asset Finance Company of the Year

Online PR News – 13-May-2010 – – Llanishen, Cardiff ( Onlineprnews ) May 13, 2010 - Following on from a very successful year in 2009, Carlyle Finance (, one of the UK’s foremost independent car finance organisations were today delighted to learn that they were short-listed for the prestigious and coveted award of Asset Finance Company of the Year. They are now awaiting the final decision which will be announced later this month.

2009 was looking like being a year of challenge for most companies within the industry and although Carlyle Finance were predicting losses in car finance in the UK market, they acted positively and early and their sales actually increased by over 60 percent. Carlyle also managed the maintenance of its bad debt levels at standards that are leading the industry and as a result of these combined factors delivered a very impressive set of results. But, no matter how coveted the award and while awaiting the final result Carlyle will not be resting on its laurels. Its achievement thus far has been a real effort by the whole team and this year it will be providing its Dealer customers with even more innovation in the market, additional technology and a continued commitment to seeing strong two figure sale expansion.

With a strong belief in Carlyle Finance’s foundation in the success of the business, in terms of both real results and recognition for providing car finance in the UK, Mark CEO of the company insists that this success stems from the vision and core values that for many years have been held by the business. Mark says “We have made no secret of the fact that our vision is to be the leading Independent provider of Car Finance in the UK. We progress towards this goal upon the core pillars of best products, best services and best people that all combine to deliver the best results. We are delighted to see that we are achieving the recognition our team deserves as well as delivering great results for our parent’

Editorial Notes

Carlyle Finance Background

Carlyle Finance (, which has been operating for over 30 years is part of WesBank, South Africa’s largest financer of cars, itself part of FirstRand Bank Limited.

Carlyle Finance provides a full portfolio of finance products and services including car stocking facilities, relying exclusively upon motor retailers for its sales.

WesBank’s main objective is to dominate in whichever market it enters and therefore require people who have the potential, skills, and ability to achieve the organisation’s goal. WesBank’s mission statement and shared values gives a good insight to its culture.

Mission Statement

WesBank is to be the acknowledged leaders in instalment credit in terms of Customer Service, Profitability and Size.

Shared Values

Underlying the success of WesBank are four shared values that have service standards to each value.

Carlyle Finance, Ground Floor, Lambourne House, Lambourne Crescent, Cardiff Business Park, Llanishen, Cardiff, CF14 5GL. Carlyle Finance ( is a division of FirstRand Bank Limited (London Branch), a branch of FirstRand Bank Limited.