Furniture rental startups: A financial perspective

Estimates peg the global furniture rental market at anything between $5-8 billion. Leasing/renting of home durables has seen steep growth. The idea of ownership has been superseded by the desire to gain better experiences by renting or sharing resources. Whatever the absolute numbers, the growth in mobility and intra-country migration suggests that there is a large and ever growing clientele of urban professionals with transferrable jobs and disposable income. Increasing numbers of furniture and appliance rental startups have sprung up to cater to this clientele. This article takes a quick look at the market and its potential in time to come. Read more

FAQs on Ind AS 116: The New Lease Accounting Standard

By Vijaylakshmi Agarwal (finserv@vinodkothari.com)

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Comparative Analysis of changes in Standards on Leasing over time

By Ankit Bhalotia,  (finserv@vinodkothari.com)

 

  1. Introduction

Accounting  for  lease  has  been  a  concern  for  the  leasing  industry  from  very  beginning  of  the industry. Over  the  years,  the  leasing  industry  has  grown  under  the  shadow  of  the  accounting  standards. There has been a revolutionary change taking place in the leasing standards which forms a basis for their records in the books of the parties. Read more

Lease accounting: Operating & Financial Lease distinction set to go from financial year 2019-20

The Accounting standards Board of ICAI, in line with the adopting IFRS for Indian accounting framework, has taken one more step ahead in this direction with the release of the exposure draft[1] on IND AS 116 – Leases. What the said exposure draft has to offer for the leasing industry has been discussed as under: Read more

Rates for goods and services notified: Impact on leasing business

By Abhirup Ghosh, (gst@vinodkothari.com)

On the headway to GST, which is going to be introduced from 1st July, 2017, the Government of India is doing substantial amount of law making each day. In the past few days the Government has not only finalised the rules but has also notified the final rates for goods and services. Read more