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Green Bison’s Caasta to offer business subscriptions and fleet management

Caasta launches subscribe and drive fleet solution

CAASTA, the newly formed car subscription service owned by leasing broker Green Bison, is now extending its personal subscription service to businesses. Caasta says the benefit of its ‘subscribe and drive’ programme is that fleets can manage cars with an all-inclusive monthly payment. The minimum term is 12 months. In addition, Caasta is offering fleets sale and leaseback with fleet management, or…

Vanarama offers free home chargers with new EV leases

ev charger

HEMEL Hempstead broker Vanarama is hoping to spur the public adoption of electric vehicles with the provision of a free home charger. The offer, in conjunction with home charger provider ChargedEV, runs for a limited period from 09 July 2020 to 04 August 2020. Andy Alderson, CEO and founder of Vanarama commented: We know that one of the key reasons consumers hesitate…

Fifty2One plans significant CRM upgrade

Fifty2One logo

BROKER website provider Fifty2One is updating its CRM for the 30 brokers currently using the website platform. New users will automatically receive the improved CRM. The upgrade will be implemented before the end of the year. The development follows feedback from Fifty2One users. While the client management back-end process follows a step by step process for each customer, from enquiry to delivery,…

Expanded role for Arval’s Todd Williams

Todd Williams of Arval

TODD Williams has been appointed head of indirect sales (broker and dealer partners), effective 01 July 2020. Williams (pictured above), previously head of broker, has been given an expanded portfolio in a newly focused executive team under Paul Hyne, appointed chief commercial officer this January. Hyne said the changes had been implemented to meet a new range of fleet and mobility offerings…

Rivervale becomes Maxus dealer

Maxus e Deliver 3 - now available from Rivervale

BRIGHTON car retailer and leasing broker Rivervale has become a Maxus dealer. Maxus is the new name for the LDV brand, and is focused on bringing electric vans to the market, alongside its current diesel range. The medium sized e Deliver 3 panel van comes in various power outputs and battery sizes (35kWh and 52.3kWh), along with short wheelbase and long wheelbase…

Brokers should prepare for FCA’s move from Gabriel data collection platform

fca building - brokers need to prepare for FCA move from Gabriel

THE BVRLA has warned that leasing brokers should start preparing for the FCA’s move to its new data collection platform. The new data collection platform will be known as RegData and replaces the current Garbiel system. The FCA said: We’ll email firms’ principal user and associated users three weeks before their moving date, with reminders five days and one day to go.…

JLR’s Carpe subscription brand renamed Pivotal to offer more flexible terms

JLR Pivotal subscription

JLR’s subscription service, Carpe, has been rebranded Pivotal as the OEM attempts to provide a more flexible Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) offering. Whereas Carpe offered subscribers a 12-month unlimited mileage single-payment subscription to a Jaguar or Land Rover model with no deposit, Pivotal now offers greater convenience with a 90 day minimum term, flexibility of payments and vehicle on a month-by-month basis. However, Pivotal…

Alphabet partners with NewMotion for home and work chargepoints

Alphabet partners with NewMotion

BROKER funder Alphabet has teamed up with smart charging solution provider NewMotion. The Shell Group company will provide charge points for Alphabet drivers and customers both at home and in the workplace. The NewMotion service includes consultation, installation, operation of the charge points, back-office management and 24/7 support. There is a limited time introductory price to both new and existing customers (both…