All articles by Peter Johnstone

Peter Johnstone

Independent dealers confident over used sales

Independent used car dealers are confident following strong late summer sales performance, according to research from CAP Automotive.

CAP: September used values ‘unusually robust’

Used car values have remained healthy in September despite worries over the effect of new car retail incentives on nearly-new values, according to CAP Automotive’s Black Book Live.

Volvo UK and Allianz to collaborate

Volvo Car UK and Germany-based insurer Allianz Global Assistance have launched a website to provide a service plan to Volvo owners.

Fleet Friday: Latest licences, lattes, liveries

A weekly round of the latest fleet news, including GE’s tech announcement, Lex’s deal with Caffè Nero, Alphabet’s deal with epyx, Fleet Alliance’s deal with Pets at Home, Norbert Dentressangle’s deal with BRS, why ACFO wants your opinions, and emissions standards from Mazda and EA.

Manheim: August part-ex and de-fleet ‘healthy’

Values for part-exchange and de-fleeted vehicles remained “healthy” in August, according to remarketing firm Manheim.

Alphera: Used car finance ‘culture change’

Alphera Financial Services has said while the latest FLA figures reveal opportunities for used car dealers they do not mean the sector is “bulletproof”.

D’Ammassa appointed MD of Aldermore Asset Finance

Aldermore has appointed Carl D’Ammassa as managing director of its asset finance division.

D’Ammassa to step down as Hitachi MD

Hitachi Capital Business Finance (HCBF) has announced that Carl D’Ammassa will be stepping down as managing director on 30 September, after a year in the post.

Konsbruck replaces Sander as Audi UK head

Audi UK has appointed André Konsbruck as director, replacing Martin Sander from 1 October.

European July new car sales up, down YTD

Overall European new car registrations were up year-on-year for July 2013, with two thirds of national markets reporting growth compared to July 2012, but remained down year-to-date.