All articles by Grant Collinson

Grant Collinson

Special offers don’t wash with online consumers

Consumers looking to buy a car are less persuaded by special offers than by original price and safety records in online advertising, according to a study by digital advertising firm Rocket Fuel.

Vauxhall MD moves to GM role in US

General Motors (GM) has appointed Duncan Aldred, currently managing director of Vauxhall Motors and chief executive of Opel Ireland, as US vice-president of sales for Buick-GMC based at the firm’s Detroit headquarters.

Fleet Friday: From Bosphorus to box vans

A weekly round up of European and UK fleet news, this week including Russia and Turkey’s growing dealer finance markets, German registrations, the Lex-MoD deal and Burnt Tree’s green gong.

HCBF hires head of sales

Hitachi Capital Business Finance (HCBF) has appointed Chris Gleasure as head of sales.

Manheim and NextGear to offer UK stock funding

Group announces 2014 floor planning project among multiple investments at Soho launch day, report Grant Collinson and Richard Brown.

CHP launches new version of ALFA Systems

CHP Consulting has released the second update to its flagship asset and automotive finance software suite ALFA Systems.

‘Innovation must be 360 degrees’ – Ferrari chief tells lessors

The drive towards innovation must run through every part of a leasing business for it succeed – that was the message from and to the industry at the Leaseurope Annual Convention 2013 in Rome.

Fleet Friday: Damacs, tracks and profit slacks

A weekly round up of the latest fleet news including half-year results for VW Leasing and Lex Autolease, job appointments at Škoda, Burnt Tree and Isuzu, SsangYong’s offer, SHB’s agreement, and deals for Iveco and Renault.

LeasePlan profits up 39% in H1 2013

Independent fleet lessor LeasePlan reported a 39% year-on-year leap in profits for the first half of 2013 to €171m (£146m).

Fellows heads up CAP Consulting

Andrew Fellows has been appointed head of by CAP Consulting, the advisory service of CAP Automotive.