All articles by James Wood

James Wood

On the move, August 2013

Personnel changes in the industry, August 2013

H1 results 2013

A round up of the half-year results for brands, lenders and dealers

MotoNovo: Online resources aids used car sales

Digital media now accounts for half of the direct ways in which consumers research used car purchases, with customers are spending more time researching purchasing and finance options online, according to a survey commissioned by MotoNovo Finance.

US auto loan delinquency rate remains flat

The US auto loan delinquency rate, the percentage of accounts 60 or more days past due, remained relatively constant year-on-year moving from 0.79% in Q2 2012 to 0.80% in Q2 2013, according to US credit reporting agency TransUnion.

Mazda offers 0% APR finance deals

Mazda dealers are offering zero deposit and 0% APR representative finance deals on all Mazda2, Mazda3, Mazda5 and Mazda MX-5 models on Mazda PCP.

Car buyers’ planned finance use doubles

The number of car buyers planning to use dealer finance – hire purchase and PCP – has doubled since November 2012 according to a survey by online car retailer

CDA launches redesigned website

CD Auction Group, the online auction and vehicle remarketing company, has launched a redesigned version of its website.

Economic recovery boosts industry staffing

Signs of an economic recovery in motor industry recruitment are being seen in demand for workshop staff, according to online motor industry recruiter Jobco-op Automotive.

Yamaha launches 0% APR offers

Motorcycle manufacturer Yamaha has launched a range of 0% finance deals, available through Black Horse, with £99 deposit on selected models.

Škoda offers 25% discount on Fabia models

Škoda, the Czech car manufacturer, has announced a 25% price reduction on Fabia hatch and Fabia estate models until 31 December 2013.