Author page: Ralph Morton

Branding becomes critical for van fleets

van branding for a carpet fitter

LEASING brokers offering vans should take note of this growing opportunity: home shopping and home supply services during the pandemic have highlighted a noticeable shift in fleet attitudes to commercial vehicle branding. According to Mediafleet, an Oxfordshire-based graphics and wrapping specialist, businesses are realising that their vans are now potentially one of the most visible and effective marketing tools of the customer…

Rebrand for Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions

Novuna Vehicle Solutions

LEASING brokers funded by Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions will need to update their websites in spring next year: the leaseco is rebranding to Novuna Vehicle Solutions. Why the change? The change in trading style follows the merger earlier in the year of Hitachi Capital Corporation with Mitsubishi UFJ Lease and Finance Company Limited, forming Mitsubishi HC Capital Inc. The new name is…

Re-think needed on Super Deduction

Only purchased vans currently qualify for the super deduction

THE Chancellor’s Super Deduction allowance, offering a 130% first year allowance for main pool expenditure incurred up to April 2023, needs to be rethought to include leasing. That’s the view of the the BVRLA and six other leading trade associations who have collectively written to the Chancellor, urging him to modernise the way Government uses tax incentives to drive business investment in…

Packed agenda promised at BVRLA Leasing Broker Conference

Royal Institute of British Architects - venue for the BVRLA Leasing Broker Conference 2021

IF you haven’t yet signed up to a place at the BVRLA Leasing Broker Conference, then you had better get a move on. The BVRA is promising a packed agenda with interactive formats to allow you to get involved. Taking place at the Royal Institute of British Architects, the event will be held on Thursday 21 October 2021. Here’s what’s on the…

New Toyota hybrid van makes global debut at CV Show

Toyota Corolla Commercial Van

WELL, here’s something that’s been kept neatly under wraps by Toyota – the world debut of its Toyota Corolla van at the CV Show (31 August-02 September 2021). Based on the Corolla Touring Sports 1.8 Hybrid model but with the rear seats removed and replaced with an accessible load area and with the rear windows darkened.  The new Toyota Corolla Commercial Van…

Intelligent Car Leasing provides greener support for Celtic FC

Kyogo Furuhasi with one of the Nissan Leaf vehicles from Intelligent Car Leasing

INTELLIGENT Car Leasing is renewing its partnership with Celtic FC for a further two years it’s been announced today (25 August 2021). But this time the broker’s support comes with a greener hue to add extra depth to the famous green and white hoops of the club’s colours. The Glasgow-based vehicle leasing broker will help the Celtic Park stadium significantly reduce its…

Broker News Newsletter 24 August 2021

CV Show 2021 preview with Leasing Options

Congratulations to Vanarama… …for taking the marketing initiative of the year. When Hollywood style lettering, spelling out Wrexham, appeared on a slag heap in the town, everyone wondered who had done it. And why? Step forward the van leasing broker, with a brilliant way to promote their involvement as sponsor of the National League. Select sponsors Electric Motor Show Select Car Leasing have…

Broker News Newsletter 17 August 2021

BVRLA Broker conference

Don’t forget to disclose the commission I’M sure you need little reminding that brokers offering regulated funding need to disclose the commission they are making. The reason for saying this is that a mortgage broker failed to do so in the Wood vs Commercial First Business case. It allowed for the rescission (cancellation) of the credit agreements.  If you are in any doubt…