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Brokers will require a Broker Communication Licence from end 2020 to use cap data

Amanda Morgan cap hpi

LEASING brokers handling cap hpi data must have a valid Broker Communication Licence from 31 December 2020. Funders and dealers using cap hpi data, along with marketing lease aggregation portals, must also have a valid Broker Communication Licence. Brokers currently holding licences were sent the official communication last Thursday (15 October 2020) signed by both cap hpi’s James Pass, head of fleet…

Brokers face potential vehicle supply disruptions due to local lockdowns

Shelbourne Renault car retailer

LEASING brokers could be facing vehicle supply disruptions to new customers thanks to local lockdowns. The warning comes from Auto Retail Agenda, which said it had been told of several retailers closing due to COVID-19 outbreaks. This included several major retail groups among those affected. Editor Tristan Young said the magazine had picked up stories from Wakefield, which had seen the Evans…

Fire5 Digital is first CRM partner for broker platform Fleet Procure

fire5digital logo

DIGITAL agency Fire5 Digital will be the first CRM partner with Fleet Procure, the broker/dealer procurement platform. Due to be launched Q1 2021, the integration will streamline and automate broker workflow. The CRM will use Fire5 Digital’s Automotus web platform – a Calas-type competitor – within Fleet Procure. The benefits are said to include time-saving on administration and a more seamless customer…

CBVC Masters Golf Day beats the lockdown

CBVC Golf Masters Day 2020

CBVC Vehicle Management recently held its CBVC Masters Golf Day at the prestigious JCB Golf and Country Club in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. The rescheduled event took place on 10 September. Limited to 40 golfers, the competition was won by Dean Wetteland (Norse Commercial Services), who is pictured below receiving the CBVC Masters Steel & Alloy Trophy from CBVC financial director, Jennie Chisholm. With…

Motor Finance session from BVRLA Fleets In Charge conference focuses on SM&CR update; trends in broker auditing; and TCF

Fleets in Charge motor finance session

THE Fleets in Charge virtual conference, organised by the BVRLA on 06 October, included a break out session on Motor Finance. Hosted by Amanda Brandon, BVRLA’s director of fleet services, the presenters were Joanne Davis, a co-founder and partner in Auxillias; Naveed Asif, consumer credit consultant at the Consumer Credit Advisory Services; and Adrian Dally, who is head of motor finance at…

TMC launches TMC-e business analysis tool for going electric

TMC e helps fleets decided on when to go EV

TMC has launched a new product called TMC-e. TMC-e can provide businesses with the ability to make data led decisions on EV suitablity for their fleets and the ongoing fleet management. The new tool from the award-winning fuel audit company considers four areas: The feasibility of using EVs and where they would work well Ongoing EV decision analysis Domestic charging reimbursement Public…

Ex-leasing executive starts Mycardirect subscription service

Duncan Chumley ceo mycardirect

FORMER leasing executive, Duncan Chumley, has started a new car subscription service. Called Mycardirect, it offers customers a fully online service geared to flexbility. Subscriptions start from one month through to 24 months. Launch offers start from £329 a month based on a 12-month Peugeot 208 Active PureTech subscription. Chumley, who was formerly managing director of Free2Lease and then chief commercial officer…

BIK changes drive salary sacrifice boom at Octopus EV

Salary Sacrifice Polestar2 EV charging

THE EV specialist broker, Octopus EV, says it has seen a boom in salary sacrifice since the April changes to benefit in kind. The leasing broker says it has seen the number of drivers opting to lease an electric vehicle almost double since the tax change compared with the six months prior to April. The impact has been staggering. The tax changes…