Praetura Asset Finance’s managing director, Mike Hartley, has been named in Leasing Life’s Power 50; an annual list of the greatest influencers and pioneers in the asset finance industry.

According to Leasing Life magazine, more than 3,400 votes were cast for nearly 150 candidates, by over 700 members of the European leasing community. The 50 who attracted the most votes made the list.


“I am honoured and humbled to share this platform with the others on the Power 50 list” Hartley said.

“I am flattered that people took the time to vote for me, but also proud of the incredible team that we’ve assembled at Praetura, who share this success with me”.

Blackburn-based Praetura Asset Finance is a relative newcomer to the industry, having begun trading less than four (full) years ago. However, the company has been built on secure foundations, boasting a wealth of experience and expertise in all departments of the business. This includes the man at the top, Mike Hartley, who has worked in financial services for over three decades, spending the last 29 years within the asset finance industry.

“I would hope that this recognition is testament to what we’re trying to achieve at Praetura and the reasons the company was formed; to bring the personal touch back to asset finance” Hartley added.

“I believe our client-focused and personalised approach to lending is the driving force to the success we’ve seen within our first four years. We want to make a difference to SMEs and to help their businesses grow, by providing funding that’s tailored to their specific wants, needs and ambitions”.


To find out more about the solutions that asset finance can offer to businesses, please speak to the experts at Praetura Asset Finance by calling 0333 323 7805 or emailing