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Nissan completes acquisition of 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors
20 October, 2016 Nissan has completed its acquisition of a 34% stake in Mitsubishi Motors, becoming the largest stakeholder in process.
  • Auto Trader adds new car to order function
    20 October, 2016 Auto Trader has created a new function for its website, allowing customers to browse what it calls ‘virtual stock,’ or cars which may not physically exist at the dealership at the time of search.
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Cybersecurity in the motor finance industry: Sponsored by Intelligent Environments
23 September, 2016 The rise of digital has provided benefits to consumers and businesses, such as faster, more efficient processes and systems, however it has also created new threats. Jonathan Minter looks at how companies are looking to combat these threats.
  • DSG’s new lending business takes shape
    23 September, 2016 With new money flooding into the motor finance market, the potential for partnerships, and even integration, between investment companies and industry operators is growing. Jonathan Minter speaks to DSG’s Richard Hoggart about Unity, the broker’s...
  • Toyota takes first steps towards customer connectivity
    15 September, 2016 In July Toyota Financial Services soft-launched a new online finance tool, allowing consumers to manage their agreement entirely online. Jonathan Minter spoke with Doug Gillies, managing director and Fiona Mackay, general manager, marketing and...
  • Online car finance for subprime applicants
    24 August, 2016 Saad Ahmed speaks to Roman Danaev, founder and chief executive officer of new online subprime broker Financible.com, to find out more about the business and what he hopes to achieve.
  • End of the road for the company car?
    24 August, 2016 The car sharing market, although still relatively small, has grown by 30% annually worldwide, and manufacturers and rental companies have been encouraged to invest significantly in the new industry. Saad Ahmed and Sotiris Kanaris investigate the...
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What’s next for the online finance industry?
22 September, 2016 With a reported 4.18 million vehicles sold in the first half of the year, it is the first time that any half-year sales have risen above the four million mark, which makes for encouraging reading for the motor industry as a whole.
  • Scrutinising the annual survey results for Vehicle Finance
    15 September, 2016 I’ve written before, and I certainly wasn’t the first to point out, that you can make statistics add up to show whatever you want to show. Arthur James Balfour beat me to the “lies, damned lies and statistics” comment by more than one hundred and...
  • Used dealers face missing out on PCP sales
    22 August, 2016 James Broadhead, CEO of Close Brothers Motor Finance, discusses the need for used car dealers to take advantage of the growing PCP market, in a similar vein to their new car dealer counterparts
  • The E-Customer?
    11 August, 2016 So we have all seen the statistics and are aware of the growing trends in the automotive space...
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