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Richard Chadwick appointed head of Alphabet Partner

Richard Chadwick Head of Alphabet Partner

ALPHABET has confirmed today the appointment of Richard Chadwick as the new head of Alphabet Partner (October 15, 2019). Chadwick joined the broker division of Alphabet during its formation in 2014. Since then, Richard has gone on to to work in a number of roles, including national development manager – responsible for development of the Partner proposition into light commercial vehicles –…

Neil Wilson appointed new Ford fleet director

neil wilson new ford fleet director

NEIL Wilson is the new Ford fleet director. He replaces Owen Gregory who has moved to a new role as director, Commercial Vehicles, Ford Customer Service Division (FCSD) at Ford of Europe. Neil arrives in the Ford fleet director role from his previous appointment as manager of Ford’s UK dealer and consumer marketing. Andy Barratt, managing director, of Ford of Britain, said:…

FCA to ban excessive commissions on car finance brokers

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THE Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says it will ban the way some car finance brokers and car retailers sell motor finance. It is concentrating on the way brokers can set the finance rate and the resultant commission. The FCA says this is not in the best interests of consumers and will save car buyers of PCP products £165m a year. The move…

cap hpi launches Broker Complete

Broker Complete soap

DATA specialists cap hpi and online fleet management firm ODO have combined forces to launch Broker Complete. Broker Complete provides leasing brokers with a cloud-based fully branded customer-facing website, along with a back end that requires no technical or HTML knowledge to manage, says cap hpi. Features include a content management system, and the ability to manage multiple rate books and upload…

Breakout sessions doubled for BVRLA Industry Outlook Conference

Steve Cocks from Lex Autolease at the BVRLA Industry Outlook conference breakout session

THE BVRLA is doubling the number of breakout sessions for this year’s Industry Outlook Conference. The conference – themed Driving your business into 2020 – will feature sessions on: compliance, residual values and remarketing, plus company car alternatives. The breakout sessions will be run twice, so delegates have the opportunity to attend two of the three available. Pictured above is Steve Cocks…

Inchcape Fleet Solutions sold to Toyota

Inchcape Fleet Solutions

THE multi-marque leasing division of Inchcape – Inchcape Fleet Solutions – has been sold to Toyota Fleet Mobility GmbH. Toyota has paid £100m for the Inchcape Fleet Solutions business, which leases fleet vehicles and provides fleet management services to B2B customers. These include Toyota. Inchcape said that there was little synergy between its automotive retail activity and its leasing business, saying it…

Geraint Isaac appointed national fleet sales manager at MG Motors

Geraint Isaac MG Motors

FORMER Hyundai executive Geraint Isaac has been appointed national fleet sales manager at MG Motors. The role is new to MG, and reflects the brand’s mid-term ambitions to grow its presence in the fleet and local business sales market. Geraint will also be responsible for major fleet operators as well as the MG Motors remarketing programme and residual value analysis. “As the…