Figures released by the FLA show that in July 2015, asset finance new business rose by 2% and consumer finance new business rose by 8% with a 13% increase in the number of cars bought by consumer finance. The figures show that the industry has financed 28.2% of all UK investment in machinery, equipment and purchased software in the twelve months to June 2015, resulting in a new five year high. A further breakdown of the figures is available for asset financeconsumer financeand car finance.