Author page: Ralph Morton

Low Cost Vans helps support Neath RFC

Neath RFC captain Aaron Bramwell sitting in the Low Cost Vans supported van

VAN broker specialist, Low Cost Vans, has stepped into support local Neath Rugby Football Club with a Mercedes van. Pictured above is Neath RFC captain Aaron Bramwell sitting in the Low Cost Vans supplied Mercedes which also features the club’s well-known chant “Neath! Neath! Neath!” (below). Low Costs Vans managing director, Rod Lloyd, has been a Neath RFC fan since childhood. He…

Financial Ombudsman Service publishes updated guidance on affordability

Financial Ombudsman Logo

THE Financial Ombudsman Service has updated its guidance on affordability. For leasing brokers this can be a key issue when talking to potential customers about a lease deal. In particular, those personal leasing customers who may be at the limits of their affordability boundaries with no latitude for upkeep of the vehicle – such as servicing or new tyres should they be…

Matthew Weston appointed new head of business sales, Peugeot

Matthew Weston Peugeot

MATTHEW Weston is the new head of business sales at Peugeot, effective September 02, 2019. Matthew is the former LCV product manager for Peugeot and Citroen. He replaces Louise Neilson who has moved to PSA Group’s Free2Move leasing division as national sales manager. In his new role, Matthew will be closely involved with Peugeot’s dealer network, assisting in the brand’s continued growth…

Brokers – get ready for Christmas. Now!

Broker as santa

SANTA, mince pies and yo! ho! ho! might seem a long way off. But brokers need to make sure they can enjoy Christmas by acting early to meet the new FCA Senior Managers & Certification Regime (SM&CR). From December 09, 2019, the SM&CR will replace the current Approved Persons Regime for SM&CR firms. Complying with FCA SM&CR does not require a change…

Kew Vehicle Leasing refreshes brand image

kew 2019

LONDON-based Kew Vehicle Leasing has updated the look and feel of its logo with a refresh of the brand. “The new look coincides with the imminent change for our website which will also have a fresher appearance,” explained managing director, Lee Jones. “We also wanted to reflect our locality better as we’re based in Richmond, close to Kew Gardens where we took…

Marc Samuel joins Pendragon as director of B2B

Marc Samuel

THE former head of fleet sales at Honda, Marc Samuel, has joined leasing company Pendragon Vehicle Management, effective August 01, 2019. In his new role at Pendragon, Marc will be director of B2B. He will be responsible for the direct sales activities of new business, product development and existing customers. Marc commented: “I’m excited to join the team at Pendragon Vehicle Management…

Range Rover Evoque is the leasing number one

Leasing.com League Table July 2019

IT probably comes as no surprise to brokers that the Range Rover Evoque was number one in Leasing.com’s charts in July. There have been some spectacular deals on the premium SUV for around £200 a month. According to Leasing.com, the Range Rover Evoque is the third most popular lease car of 2019 in its charts – behind the Golf and the A-Class.…

Recruitment company targets leasing broker sector

Chris Codd Performance Resourcing

FINDING good staff remains a continuous problem in the leasing broker sector. Where do you look? How do you recruit? Now an automotive recruitment company is specialising in the leasing broker sector to deliver the right people with the right skills to the market. Former broker insurance specialist, Chris Codd, has set up a Performance Resourcing franchise with a specialism in the…