Lookers appoints Bishop to new people-focused leadership role

November 29th, 2021|Leasing & Finance News, On the move|

An accomplished leader in learning, development and internal transformation, Bishop will lead the company’s focus on people development and learning and in the creation of a new professional development academy to further promote and nurture talent, skills and capability at all levels.

AER increase for EVs is a win

November 26th, 2021|Leasing & Finance News|

AFP and the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association had been lobbying HMRC for an increase for some weeks and it has now been increased to five pence per mile, up from 4ppm. The AER for electric vehicles had not changed since 2018, this uplift is seen as a positive move towards providing a supportive environment for the push to zero emission motoring.”

Government announces plans for EV charge points on new builds

November 23rd, 2021|Leasing & Finance News|

Government plans will see up to 145,000 charging points installed across the country each year with new-build supermarkets, workplaces and buildings undergoing major renovations also coming under the new law. The announcement has been largely welcomed although there are concerns that the plans do not go far enough.

Government tightens the rules on mobile phone use at the wheel

November 22nd, 2021|Leasing & Finance News|

Drivers will still be able to continue using a device ‘hands-free’ while driving, such as a sat-nav, if it’s secured in a cradle. They must, however, always take responsibility for their driving and can be charged with an offence if the police find them not to be in proper control of their vehicle.

Survey highlights how brokers have adapted and moved forward

November 17th, 2021|Leasing & Finance News, Leasing Broker Awards|

Leasing Broker Federation AGM and Awards highlighted how Federation members have adapted and are moving forward in ever more innovative ways. Many members responded to the LBF survey sent out ahead of the AGM and the highlights show that everyone is predicting an increase or no change in their fleet size, with 78% predicting an increase. This portrays a very positive outlook.

MotorLease sees rapid post-pandemic growth for its broker platform

November 16th, 2021|Leasing & Finance News|

The company's powerful CMS allows unlimited customisation of content layout with industry-leading SEO built-in - optimising content and ensuring its visibility to more search engines. Its CRM tool generates quotes in seconds, automated finance proposals and digital orders for customers and dealerships. The design of the next-generation all-in-one broker platform makes it easy to set up and present offers, manage opportunities and close deals

On test – Peugeot 3008 Allure Premium 1.2L PureTech 130

November 16th, 2021|Leasing & Finance News|

Back on March we looked at the 1.5-litre, 4-cylinder Plug-in-Hybrid 3008. This time round we've been in the sparky , 3-cyclinder 1.2 version. This 1.2-litre engine might sound small for a family SUV, yet it’s more than up to the task. Performance is respectable and it’s economical as well - we achieved an average of just over 40mpg over almost 500 miles.

EV company car schemes proving a recruitment factor

November 10th, 2021|Leasing & Finance News|

Fleet management software company FleetCheck said that with more than one million job vacancies in the economy, providing the right company car offering is becoming an especially attractive benefit. Higher levels of taxation in recent years have seen petrol and diesel company cars become perceived as less of an advantage within an overall employment package but EVs have changed that perception completely in a very short space of time.

 Time Finance bolsters business development team with new appointment

November 9th, 2021|Leasing & Finance News, On the move|

Jonathan Johnson joins with over 11 years’ industry experience, having started his career in debt management at NatWest before moving into a client management and sales role at Hitachi and Ultimate Finance respectively. With a proven track record behind him, he steps up to the new position within Time Finance and takes on responsibility for building and maintaining strong intermediary relations whilst expanding their Invoice Finance offering in the West Midlands and Shropshire regions.

UK’s first e-bike lease scheme revealed

November 9th, 2021|Leasing & Finance News|

Initially offered through a group of 20 employers with which Arval already has employee car leasing schemes in place, the sustainable mobility provider has adapted its personal contract hire scheme to enable e-Bikes to be leased too. It’s also available for Arval’s own employees, so that they can get first hand experience to share with customers. .

AX launches end-to-end incident management service

November 8th, 2021|Leasing & Finance News|

Building on more than two decades of experience managing non-fault accidents on behalf of fleet and leasing companies and franchised dealer groups, AX Motor Assist will offer a 360 suite of incident support services to its partners from windscreen repairs to efficient vehicle repair solutions and handling write-offs. 

Godfrey joins Leasys’ Broker team

November 8th, 2021|Leasing & Finance News, On the move|

Godfrey's skills and experience will enable the business to provide a greater level of service to the 'Leasys approved' broker partners and also help build on the current platform in this very important sector of the market. He was most recently with Arval on its Hyundai white label programme, training retailers and working on maximising contract hire business via the retailer network.

Why leasing is the perfect solution to the ‘want it now’ culture

November 8th, 2021|Leasing & Finance News|

As the desire for quick change and fast purchasing grows, consumers are looking for more ways to get what they want, when they want it. However, the leasing process and wait time can be a lot quicker and smoother than that of buying a new car, something that’s particularly of benefit to emergency services, NHS, and social care workers.

JBR Capital extends partnership with SCD as vehicle finance partner

November 8th, 2021|Leasing & Finance News|

As the UK’s sole independent finance lender that specifically serves the high-end vehicle market, JBR Capital is ideally placed to cater to growing demand among Supercar Driver’s thriving community of discerning owners, enabling them to further fund their passion for supercars and luxury vehicles.

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