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Broker News Newsletter 28 September 2021

New levy to fund NHS Imagev2

Tax and lack of fuel focuses UK plc on EVs  CHANGES to National Insurance in the form of a 1.25% levy to fund the NHS, along with lack of fuel at filling stations, is focusing everyone’s minds on going EV. Although van drivers remain unconvinced. But for how long? BVRLA Broker Conference Only Three Weeks Away There’s less than three weeks to…

Broker News Newsletter 21 September 2021

Novuna Vehicle Solutions

Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions: now backed by the fourth biggest bank in the world  JUST let that sink in for a minute. And then let me add some: the three banks ahead of it are Chinese. Want some more? BNP Paribas, owner of Arval, is in ninth; and Lloyds Banking Group, which owns the UK’s largest leasing company, Lex Autolease, is a…

Vavoom appoints Stuart Adam as sales director

Stuart Adam sales director Vavoom

STUART Adam is the new sales director at the climate positive leasing broker Vavoom. Adam joins the Cheadle-based business with significant funder experience gained over the last 16 years. Most recently at LeasePlan, Adam also includes Lex Autolease, Lombard Vehicle Management and Volkswagen Financial Services on his CV. The leasing broker said that Adam’s specialist knowledge in fleet efficiency and fleet operational…

Broker News Newsletter 15 September 2021

Range Rover Sport featured in most popular August leasing enquiries

Understanding Digital Transformation  I WAS talking to Paul Parkinson yesterday about the forthcoming BVRLA Leasing Broker Conference and some of the topics that will be discussed on the day. Among the issues that Paul – boss of Synergy and soon to be chair of the BVRLA Leasing Broker Committee – is keen to tackle is the speed of digital change.  “The pandemic has…

Broker News Newsletter 08 September 2021

IAA Munich - the Chinese cars you'll be leasing in the future

Congratulations To Chris Swallow  BRILLIANT news from Chris Swallow – national sales manager for indirect sales at Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions – is the birth of Ruby Julie Swallow, 6lb 10z, to his partner Sal. Warm congratulations from all of us at Broker News. Leasing Broker Conference – register now Don’t forget to take advantage of the opportunity to network with expert speakers from…

Broker News Newsletter 31 August 2021

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

Super Deduction Allowance – Time To Modernise Tax Incentives GOVERNMENT must modernise its approach to tax incentives. The brilliant 130% Super Deduction Allowance introduced to stimulate post-pandemic recovery – while useful for commercial vehicle and equipment acquisition – is at odds with the way most businesses acquire new vehicles: and that’s by leasing and short-term hire. So the BVRLA has written to…

Clive Messenger joins SsangYong as sales director

Clive Messenger joins SsangYong

CLIVE Messenger, the former general manager of fleet at Mitsubishi, has joined SsangYong Motors as sales director, effective 04 October 2021. SsangYong says the appointment will offer the company greater support and a more cohesive approach to both retail and fleet sales channels. Commenting on his appointment, Messenger said: “It’s a very exciting time for SsangYong, with a variety of new vehicles,…

Chairman elect outlines Broker Conference Agenda

Paul Parkinson chairman elect

Chairman elect of the BVRLA Leasing Broker Committee, Paul Parkinson, will be hosting the BVRLA Broker Conference on 21 October. Here he outlines what you can expect on the day. THIS is an excellent opportunity to discuss the issues facing our sector and network with colleagues. With a drinks reception at the end of the day – supported by Fleet Procure – …