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Broker News Newsletter 31 March 2021

The Frontier Vehicle Leasing team

Innovative ideas force change Hats off to Paul Fagan for choosing an intriguing way to raise finance for the EV-only brokerage WeVee. Good luck to him and the team on Seedrs. Taking a new approach is sometimes the best way to make change happen, which is exactly what John Hazlett and Frontier Vehicle Leasing have done by teaming up with Select Car…

Moneyshake says consumers want shorter leases, lower mileage

Moneyshake CEO Eben Lovatt

THE leasing broker marketing portal, Moneyshake, reports a change in consumer preferences for leasing deals. The lease aggregator says that the shift in behaviour – for reduced length of car lease and for fewer miles – is most likely a reaction to the pandemic. The key statistics reported by Moneyshake are: Enquiries on the shortest lease contract (24 months) have doubled in…

Polestar links up with Leaselink from Ebbon-Dacs for fleet e-procurement

Leaselink will be used to order the Polestar 2

SWEDISH EV car maker Polestar has signed a three-year deal to use the Leaselink e-procurement facility from Ebbon-Dacs in both the UK and the Netherlands. It follows a trial with an unnamed major international leasing company – most likely ALD Automotive or LeasePlan, the two leasecos most closely associated with the brand – and a similar pilot running in the Netherlands.  Ebbon-Dacs…

Silverstone switches to Automotus for new website, increases trade through LinkedIn

New Silverstone Fleet Management website

SILVERSTONE Fleet Management has moved website providers and is now operating on an Automotus platform. The new website offers an improved user experience (UX) and increased automation for improved efficiency. Silverstone says it hopes the change will improve its customer satisfaction rating further and help the broker in the SME Northamptonshire Business Awards for Best Customer Service. Our new website benefits from…

Carparison snaps up stock of 100 Long Range Tesla Model 3s

100 Tesla Model 3s arrive at Carparison

EXETER broker Carparison has snaffled a stock of Long Range Tesla Model 3s. Some stock: 100 Tesla Model 3s to be precise. The cars, which can travel up to 360 miles on a charge, were delivered to the fast-expanding brokerage last week. Carparison says that as a result, it will be able to offer some of the most competitive monthly lease rentals…

Gensen updates online tax software for 21/22 tax year

Gensen update for 2122 tax year

THE Gensen suite of online tax consultancy tools, inceasingly used by brokers and leasing companies for customer consultancy, has been updated to reflect the start of the new tax year and changes introduced in the recent Budget. BCF Wessex, the software developers behind the Gensen tax calculators, said the latest version accounted for the BIK tax rates that apply until April 2025.…

Simon West-Oliver appointed sales & business development director at AssetWorks International

Simon West-Oliver

WELL-RESPECTED industry executive Simon West-Oliver has left broker fleet management supplier ODO after 18 years to join AssetWorks. Based in Manchester, AssetWorks is a leading provider of fleet and asset management software and West-Oliver has been appointed sales and business development director. He is tasked with helping the AssetWorks team to build on its growing success as a global fleet management software…