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Greater rewards for high maintenance partners

Car maintenance in a service centre

SINCE the Financial Conduct Authority took over regulation of the leasing sector, we have seen many benefits, writes Richard Chadwick (left), head of Alphabet Partner, Alphabet (GB). From process management to customer satisfaction, brokers have been provided with a better understanding of what is expected of them and clear guidelines on how to remain compliant. In particular, the FCA’s ethos of ‘Treating…

Volvo undecided on broker strategy for personal EV leasing

Mark Cox Volvo

SWEDISH car maker Volvo announced last week that it would only make its EVs available online in the future. It was, said the company, the next step in its automotive progress to becoming a fully electric car maker by 2030. Volvo also positioned its subscription service, Care by Volvo, as the default buying option as a “complete convenient customer offering”, according to…

Budget boosts van purchase at expense of leasing

Ford Transit Custom better to purchase and claim super deduction

Super Deductions favour van purchase over van leasing Salary Sacrifice looks set to become more popular No change in company car tax with generous incentives for zero emission cars Budget report presented in association with BCF Wessex, tax consultants and creators of Gensen car calculator tools THOUGHT there was nothing of note in Wednesday’s Budget (03 March 2021) for leasing brokers? Then…

David Woodhouse: from BMW retailer to Fleet Alliance AR

David Woodhouse Fleet Alliance AR

PROMOTED FEATURE After 15 years working for a premium car retailer, David Woodhouse has decided to swap horses and work for a premium fleet management and leasing provider instead. David, who lives in Weldon, Northamptonshire, is the latest Fleet Alliance Appointed Representative (AR), having joined the company in October 2020. The change in career comes after 15 years working for a prestige…

Select Car Leasing is number one for organic keyword search

Search visibility whole of leasing market

Select Car Leasing is best for keyword search Carwow leads the lease deal aggregator sites Vanarama best for keyword search in light commercials Audi has most search visibility from the OEMS Ford dominates commercial vehicle search Electric and ULEV the rising search terms A REPORT on keyword search in the leasing sector has revealed that Reading broker, Select Car Leasing, currently dominates…

2020 review of the leasing broker sector

2020 Review Leasing Broker Sector

AS we prepare to park 2020 behind its COVID-19 face mask, it’s worth reflecting on some of the major trends in the leasing broker sector. Many of the changes were accelerated by the impact of coronavirus – in similar fashion to the way coronavirus accelerated trends already evident in society as a whole – such as the focus on improved digitisation, and…

Hybrids v Plug-in Hybrids – which is best for business?

hybrid vs plug-in hybrid

HYBRIDS have had something of a reprieve lately: hybrids were originally believed to be part of the on-sale cull of petrol and diesel vehicles brought forward to 2030. However, the recent government 10 Point Plan to decarbonise the UK still bans petrol and diesel cars from that date, but hybrid vehicles will be allowed to continue until 2035. Admittedly there is still…