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FCA eye BoE chief economist Haldane as Wheatley’s successor
01 September, 2015 Bank of England (BoE) chief economist Andy Haldane was tipped to replace outgoing Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) Martin Wheatley by press reports over the weekend.
  • New GAP product from BMW as FCA deadline looms
    28 August, 2015 BMW group has launched a new guaranteed asset protection (GAP) product in the UK with Allianz Global Assistance for BMW, Mini, BMW Motorrad and Alphera dealers and dealer partners.
  • BVRLA: Leasing broker sector sees 10% growth in H1
    27 August, 2015 Broker volumes for car and van leasing grew to 179,935 units in the first six month of 2015, up 10% from the end of 2014, according to a poll of funders by the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA).
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Latest Features

Finance trend spotting Stateside
26 August, 2015 Bridget McCrea looks at some of the most important developments that are emerging right now in the US auto financing market
  • Consolidation among the collectors
    26 August, 2015 With the regulatory burden caused by the FCA biting hard, and with lenders increasingly looking to keep customers in their cars for longer, the recoveries industry is not without its challenges. But, as Jonathan Minter has found out, these...
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Blogs

Register with all finance history checking companies to stamp out vehicle fraud
27 August, 2015 Following the news that a third of My Car Check finance checks highlight active finance agreements, parent company CDL looks at some of the pitfalls finance companies can fall into, and why you need to ensure you’re covered with all the major...
  • How far is the data from the sales reality?
    27 August, 2015 We now have registration data for the first six months of 2015 and, at first glance, it’s good news with volumes a whisker away from being 7% up over 2014. The concern, however, echoed by many inside and advising the downstream sector, is...
  • Low-emission cars could yet have their day
    27 August, 2015 The NACFB annual survey shows a big rise in the value of vehicle finance deals over the last 12 months. Our brokers report an increase in vehicle finance funding from £835m to £1.24bn, an increase of about 50% on 2014’s figures.
  • PCP is tempting consumers to alter the clock
    27 August, 2015 The issue of vehicle clocking keeps appearing in the news recently and is one that has troubled the automotive sector for many years now, but it has developed some new dimensions with the increase in mileage penalties with vehicle finance options...
  • Editors Letter: Change at the top of the FCA
    30 July, 2015 It wasn’t so long ago that Martin Wheatley famously stated he intended to “shoot first and ask questions later”, as he took up the reins at the then new regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Thankfully for motor finance, his sights...
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