‘Although the strategic positioning of Deutsche Leasing as the asset-finance partner of small and medium-sized businesses in Germany is a particular interest of mine, it has to be carried out in perfect coordination with all the business units. So I and my colleagues on the Board act in close accord. Because ultimately we want to increase the satisfaction of our clients and expand our client base. Above all else, this requires the dedication of all our staff.
I see the key growth areas for Deutsche Leasing in our alliance with the savings banks, in the increasing internationalisation of Deutsche Leasing and in expanding our portfolio of standardised solutions. Our conservative risk policy forms the foundation for our business and will be maintained rigorously as we exploit future market opportunities.’
‘Our risk strategy supports Deutsche Leasing’s vision of being the leading provider of asset finance in terms of customer orientation, market positioning and profitability. One of our principles is that we aim for an appropriate balance of costs, risks and returns in every business relationship and ensure that we diversify our risks accordingly. We only get involved in investments that we understand and where our expertise enables us to assess the risks.
This also makes us a company with a broader view for our shareholders, business partners and lenders.’
‘Germany is a strong export nation. SMEs in Germany are also becoming more and more international and are making use of exports and direct investments abroad to achieve further growth. Deutsche Leasing is an active promoter of this trend and provides its vendor partners and clients with dependable support for export financing and international investments. International support is a popular service for savings bank clients too, which is available to them because Deutsche Leasing is an alliance partner of the savings banks.
Our international network comprises our own branch offices in over 20 countries. This enables us to provide optimal support to our clients and partners in Germany and abroad, and means that they can enjoy the same high quality standards in the international branches that they are familiar with in Germany.’
‘The collaboration between the savings banks and Deutsche Leasing focuses on making optimal use of our respective core competences. Deutsche Leasing is the centre of excellence for leasing within the Sparkassen-Finanzgruppe and makes its complete range of services available to the savings banks.
There is additional business potential for the savings banks in Deutsche Leasing’s specialist areas: financing, leasing and factoring, cooperation models and services – in Germany and around the world. The investments in S-Kreditpartner, Universal Factoring and Bad Homburger Inkasso also enhance the performance of the Deutsche Leasing Group.’