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OZEV: making a managed exit from Plug-in Car Grant

Nissan Leaf electric vehicle qualifies for plug in car grant

THE Plug-in Car Grant, given a value shave and price cap on 18 March 2021, will gradually be remaindered. Current funding is planned to last until 2022-23. The information was relayed to a meeting organised by the National Franchised Dealers Association (13 May, 2021), when representatives from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles – OZEV, previously known as OLEV – provided clarification…

The growing influence of the broker market: 2020 analysis

Broker sector continues to grow

THE pandemic should have derailed leasing brokers and scuppered consumer demand. To be fair, for many brokers the prospects at the end of Q1 and start Q2 2020 looked extremely unpromising: staff put on furlough, huge drops in demand; WLTP delivery mess to sort out – yet through it all the enormous adaptability of brokers, their entrepreneurial spirit and fast-moving digital capabilities,…

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…