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Leasing.com partners with Car Magazine

By |2021-06-02T14:12:31+01:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Leasing & Finance News|Tags: , , |

The deal between Leasing.com and Bauer Media will see the businesses collaborate across technology, editorial content and marketing. CAR has also launched a dedicated EV leasing hub to provide readers with a more comprehensive selection of EV leasing offers as consumers shift towards electric vehicles.

Octopus Electric Vehicles selects Leaselink to source new EVs 

By |2021-05-28T12:43:54+01:00June 1st, 2021|Categories: Leasing & Finance News|Tags: , , , |

Octopus Electric Vehicles, part of the Octopus Energy Group, was launched in 2018 to offer a dedicated EV leasing service to grow the market share of electric vehicles and accelerate the UK’s transition to zero emission mobility. 

FCA moves to stop insurance ‘price walking’

By |2021-05-28T13:53:05+01:00May 28th, 2021|Categories: Leasing & Finance News|

Measures address the issues identified in the FCA’s September 2020 market study, which found that millions of home and motor insurance customers lose out if they renew repeatedly with their current providers. In 2018, 6m loyal policy holders would have saved £1.2 billion had they paid the average price for their actual risk.  

EVs – on the rise, but still on the slow track

By |2021-05-26T11:05:14+01:00May 26th, 2021|Categories: Leasing & Finance News|

The car industry faces strong resistance from much of the British public according to a national survey finds from digital pollsters Find Out Now which asked nearly 5,500 people: Would you consider an electric car for your next purchase/lease? Less than 2% said they owned one already, while more than 38% offered a flat “no”.

Will Covid accelerate the rise of car subscriptions?

By |2021-05-26T09:40:10+01:00May 26th, 2021|Categories: Leasing & Finance News|Tags: , , , |

The potential rise of subscription models, with Care by Volvo and Porsche Passport just some of the examples from major manufacturers. Like with Netflix and Spotify, a single monthly payment covers everything involved in running a car, aside from fuel, and motorists are able to hand their vehicle back at short notice.

Transcendent – Ford Transit Custom Limited 2.0L MHEV

By |2021-05-24T09:07:32+01:00May 24th, 2021|Categories: Leasing & Finance News|

The latest update has added a sparkle at the front and a nose more akin to Ford's passenger cars to give the van a more upmarket look. A big boost for the cabin as well, more comfortable seats, plenty of storage cubbys while top spec versions get a lot of bells and whistles such as Ford’s latest multimedia and Sync 3 voice control.

McDowell takes MD role at Marshall Leasing

By |2021-05-21T09:44:17+01:00May 20th, 2021|Categories: Leasing & Finance News, On the move|Tags: , , |

McDowell has extensive experience in the financial services and leasing industries and is a qualified accountant.  Most recently Head of Strategy at Northridge Finance and Marshall Leasing, he led the integration of Marshall Leasing with Bank of Ireland UK, following its successful acquisition by the Bank in 2017. 

When is a border not a border? When it’s a protocol border

By |2021-05-21T09:38:28+01:00May 19th, 2021|Categories: Leasing & Finance News|Tags: , , , |

A Protocol Border down the middle of the Irish Sea which means all goods arriving in Northern Ireland are inspected under EU import legislation. Vehicles supplied and transported to an end user with an address in Northern Ireland come under this ruling.

£305m securitisation deal allows 247 Money to provide more car financing

By |2021-05-17T11:01:38+01:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Leasing & Finance News|Tags: , , , , |

Facility will help support a strong pipeline of auto finance originations enabling more consumers to access finance. The arrangement provides 247 Money with total available commitments over the life of the securitisation of up to £305m with senior funding from NatWest and mezzanine funding from East Lodge Capital.

SmartSearch launches digital solution to protect from fraud

By |2021-05-18T10:08:00+01:00May 18th, 2021|Categories: Leasing & Finance News|Tags: , , , , |

Regulated sectors such as legal, property and financial services have typically been the targets for fraudsters. But according to John Dobson, Chief Executive at SmartSearch, criminal activity is also on the rise in non-regulated sectors where there is less monitoring required such as leasing and rental.

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