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Different opinions emerge on GAP changes
06 October, 2015 Divisions have emerged over the possible impact of the regulatory changes to the sales of GAP insurance, which came into force at the beginning of September.
  • SMMT: September registrations highest on record
    06 October, 2015 September new car registrations grew by 8.6% year-on-year to a record 462,517 cars, with strong fleet sales driving most of the growth, according to The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
  • Divisions emerge over VW values
    05 October, 2015 My Car Check Trade, the trade valuations arm of CDL Vehicle Information Services has suggested that Volkswagen values may not see long term damage as a result of the current emissions scandal.
  • FCA eyes PPI claims deadline
    02 October, 2015 The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has decided to consult - by the end of the year - on the introduction of a deadline by which consumers would need to make their PPI complaints or else lose their right to have them assessed by firms or by the...
  • Hyundai Motor UK appoints marketing head
    02 October, 2015 Hyundai Motor UK has appointed David Pugh as its new marketing director, responsible for the continued development of Hyundai’s marketing activities in the UK.
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New contracts for old cars
01 October, 2015 As the amount of PCP finance being sold in the used car market continues to increase, Jonathan Minter investigates how suited it is to used cars, and what its limits might be
  • Introducing a new dealer relationship
    01 October, 2015 Jonathan Minter speaks to MotoNovo’s Karl Werner about how the lender’s new self-service product both complies with the FCA and changes the customer journey
  • Finance offers must be available on phones
    30 September, 2015 Few companies have permeated our lives as much as Google. Through its search engine, the company has access to vast amounts of data relating to what and how people search, and a high up placement on the correct search can literally be the...
  • LeasePlan grows as sale completion pends
    30 September, 2015 Nick Salkeld, chief commercial officer at LeasePlan, speaks to Sotiris Kanaris about the company’s half-year results, as well as its potential sale and future strategy
  • Meet the new consultant in town
    30 September, 2015 John Lindsay opened a new consultancy in 2015 following a spell at Investec. He speaks to Jonathan Minter about why now was the right time for such a move, and how the first year has gone
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Factors behind shorter replacement cycles
30 September, 2015 One of the most interesting insights from Paragon Car Finance’s recent survey of the UK’s largest motor finance brokers is that drivers are replacing their cars more frequently.
  • The wrong sort of Vorsprung durch Technik
    29 September, 2015 When the US government revealed it had found Volkswagen – among the largest car manufacturers in the world – had been using what’s known as a defeat device to manipulate emission tests in order to pass them for a number of years, the automotive...
  • 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.
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