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BVRLA Leasing Broker Conference is on

Broker Conference

THE BVRLA has confirmed that its Leasing Broker Conference will be going ahead on 21 October, 2021. Taking place at the Royal Institute of British Architects in London, it will be a welcome chance not only for brokers to meet up again, but to discuss important issues affecting the sector. According to the BVRLA, key topics to be discussed will include digital…

Alphabet GB announces its support for Broker News

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ALPHABET GB will be supporting Broker News throughout 2022. Richard Chadwick, head of Alphabet Partner, said it was appropriate that the funder added its weight behind the broker information channel as the country started to transition out of lockdown. The broker market has shown fantastic resilience during the pandemic and now looks set for further growth as we start to see the…

VLS DNA breaks into broker website software market

athena website by vls dna

VLS DNA, the Lancashire based software company providing leasing broker websites and back office software, has started to make in-roads into the leasing broker market, following its market launch in early 2020. “Our offer is based on great functionality backed up by exceptionally good value pricing,” said managing director, Tom Ashton, “along with a fully functional CRM allowing users to track the…

Stringer boosts LCV Finance & Leasing team

Tim Stringer LCV Finance and Leasing

FORMER Kew Vehicle Leasing account manager, Tim Stringer (pictured), has joined LCV Finance & Leasing. The commercial vehicle specialists, which became a Bridle franchise at the start of the year, has also opened up a new office in Basingstoke where Stringer will be based. Run by director Stuart Gazeley, the van broker says it’s experienced a strong start to the year.   We’ve…

Plug-in Car Grant cut with immediate effect

Changes made to plug-in car grant

THE government’s Plug-in Car Grant is changing effective today (18 March 2021). The changes are: Amount of grant is reduced from 35% of purchase price up to £3000 to 35% of purchase price up to £2500.  Eligibility criteria of cars is changing from less than £50,000 to cars costing less than £35,000. The government says the changes will mean the funding can…

Broker News Newsletter 16 March 2021

Industry Outlook webinar featuring broker Spencer Blake from Wessex Fleet

Strong year outlook THE prospects for leasing brokers in 2021 look strong. Speaking at a BVRLA organised Industry Outlook webinar, Wessex Fleet’s Spencer Blake outlined why conditions were so promising, and also explained that the company’s order take in January was the BEST EVER in 15 years of trading! In April this year, energy tariffs are changing. If your customers are not…

Retail booming and fleet coming back says Wessex Fleet’s Spencer Blake on BVRLA Industry Outlook webinar

Industry Outlook webinar featuring broker Spencer Blake from Wessex Fleet

THE retail leasing sector is booming, and there are signs that the fleet sector is coming back to life, explained Spencer Blake, sales director of Wessex Fleet Solutions, on the BVRLA’s latest Industry Outlook seminar today (16 March 2021). Entitled Industry Outlook – a spotlight on the challenges of the pandemic and hosted by the BVRLA’s head of policy and public affairs…

Free SM&CR help as March deadline looms

Asset Finance Policy cover of FCA conduct rules

LEASING brokers still needing to get to grips with the FCA’s Senior Managers Regime (SM&CR) can get help with a free resource for leasing brokers. Although mainly aimed at asset finance brokers, the author Julian Rose, director of Asset Finance Policy and a former head of asset finance at the FLA for six years, says the FCA Conduct Rules remains equally useful…