27 Jul 2020

To repossess or not to repossess, that is the question!

These are unprecedented and extremely difficult times for the motor finance industry. Lenders are grappling with constantly changing Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) guidance, communications to customers, high call levels from…

27 Jul 2020 By Verdict Staff

Time to be open about dealer finance expertise

The FCA’s proposed new directory of financial services professionals would further reinforce a culture of best practice and openness, and is an approach that simply makes good business sense, writes…

12 Dec 2018 By Verdict Staff

UK car production: bumps in the road lie ahead

The SMMT’s announcement that UK car production has declined for a third month in a row came as no surprise, with a perfect storm of political and technological factors affecting…

02 Nov 2018 By Verdict Staff

New market gains not reflected in used market

The August SMMT new car registration data confirms that the new car market has experienced an exceptional level of activity over the past few weeks, with figures up by 23.1%…

13 Oct 2018 By Verdict Staff

Ex-PCP vehicles to push down prices?

Director of valuations at Cazana, Rupert Pontin, takes a closer look at June’s car retail sales performance, and offers his analysis of the significant changes and trends that have emerged…

28 Aug 2018 By Verdict Staff

How to treat vulnerable customers fairly

The FCA has recently re-emphasised the need to treat customers with mental capacity limitations fairly. Not only does the Consumer Credit Sourcebook (CONC) have a section dedicated to this issue,…

02 Dec 2014 By Verdict Staff