Statement from MotoNovo:

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of motor finance and industry stalwart Peter Landers. After a three week battle with Covid-19, Peter succumbed to this dreadful virus in the early hours of New Year’s Day.

Having worked at a senior level within The Associates, Capital Bank, Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Banking Group and Grant Thornton, Peter joined MotoNovo Finance in 2016, initially as Head of Strategy and most recently as Director of Strategic Partnerships.

A consummate professional Peter was well-known and respected across the banking, asset finance and motor finance industries and Advisory circles. His calm demeanour, in-depth industry insight, diligence and sense of humour earned him a broad circle of trusted friends and colleagues.

Mark Standish, chief executive of MotoNovo, reflects: “Peter was a gentleman and unflappable role model. As well as being a fantastic colleague during our time together at Bank of Scotland and MotoNovo, he was also a great friend over the last twenty-five years. Like I’m sure many, I will miss his wise counsel, unwavering support and expertise but above all else, his humility, caring nature and razor-sharp wit.

“Having battled back from serious ill-health in 2018/19, Peter was back to his best and looking forward to the future. It makes his passing so much harder to accept, but for those who knew and worked with him, his legacy will be the influence his wise words and example have had on us all.”

Peter is survived by his two sons to whom he was incredibly close. Our thoughts, prayers and deep condolences are with them, his wider family, close friends and the many colleagues who worked closely with him.

Motor Finance sends its deepest condolences to Peter’s family and everyone at MotoNovo.