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Fleet Alliance is recruiting SME-focused Appointed Representatives

Laura Muir looking for Fleet Alliance Appointed Representatives

Laura Muir (pictured above) heads the Fleet Alliance AR partner programme PROMOTED FEATURE FLEET Alliance is actively recruiting new Appointed Representatives (ARs) to join its award-winning company. You’ll be in good hands. Fleet Alliance has been voted A Great Place To Work for nine successive years, with that ethos extending to the company’s ARs, which are treated as part of an extended…

Do you really know your customer?

Identifying fraudulent finance applicationss

OVER the last 18 months there has been a significant increase in the instances of impersonation fraud against financial institutions including those within the motor finance industry, writes Paul Sperring, fraud manager at Lloyds Banking Group.  As a business, Lex Autolease has been proactively engaged to protect the business against fraudsters, including organised crime groups committing identity fraud. Since the beginning of…

What’s the impact of the National Insurance rise?

New levy to fund NHS Imagev2

YOU’RE no doubt aware that the government has introduced a levy that will effectively increase National Insurance by 1.25%. It’s to fund £12 billion a year to be spent on the NHS and social care. So far so good. But what’s the impact on companies that take company cars? Essentially there will be more Class 1A NIC to pay for employees that…

One in four cars a plug-in as OEMs balance high-end ICE with EVs

Mercedes Benz EQC plug in at Ionity charger

WESTERN Europe delivered a plug-in car every four vehicles during August. This is the latest data from the European Electric Car Report, which found that pure battery electric and plug-in hybrid volumes reached 152,000 units in August, equivalent to 24.2% of the total new passenger car market. It was only the second occasion this year that battery electric vehicles (BEV) outnumbered plug-in…

Names to watch: the Chinese cars you’ll be leasing in the next few years

Unveil of Wey Coffee 01 at IAA Munich 2021

The Chinese automotive market is huge, and it’s heading to Europe. For many, the manufacturers so dominant in the Chinese market are far from household names over here, but that’s likely to change over the next few years. Take a look at our market intelligence guide to make sure you’re ahead of the curve. IAA Munich is the first major car show to take place in Europe since the coronavirus pandemic…