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Bridle Group buys Kew Vehicle Leasing

Bridle Group purchases Kew Vehicle Leasing

THE Bridle Group is keeping up the pressure on its broker expansion programme with the purchase of Kew Vehicle Leasing. The acquisition of the Richmond in Surrey broker was completed at the end of September for an undisclosed sum.  Bridle said it would rebrand Kew to Bridle Leasing Richmond by the middle of October, which would include switching it over to the…

EV first as Kia e-Niro becomes most ordered car on Fleet Procure

Kia e Niro races ahead in Fleet Procure order league table

THE fully electric Kia e-Niro has pulled out a remarkable first by becoming the most ordered vehicle on Fleet Procure during September. It is the first time the broker/dealer procurement platform has seen an EV at the top of its table, edging the VW Polo and the Mercedes A-Class. However, not only was the e-Niro topping the table remarkable in itself, but…

Fleet Alliance licenses consultancy enhancing Gensen software

Fleet Alliance licences Gensen

GLASGOW-headquartered leasing broker and fleet management company, Fleet Alliance, has bought a licence to use the Gensen suite of tax and financial calculators. Developed by specialist tax consultancy and automotive software developer, BCF Wessex, Gensen facilitates customer consultation in real time across a range of financial tools, including both employer and employee positions depending on the choice of financial product. Fleet Alliance…

Low Cost Vans launches Drive Assure fleet management

Rod Lloyd managing director Low Cost Vans launches Drive Assure van fleet management

LOW Cost Vans is aiming to look after its commercial vehicle customers throughout their van lease or finance lifecycle period. The Neath broker has just unveiled two fleet service products: a maintenance programme and a fleet management offer, called Drive Assure, that’s free to customers. It includes a driver smart phone app. The new vehicle maintenance programme covers all service parts and…

Latest FCA guidance on PCH offers further payment freeze

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THE Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has provided an update regarding consumers struggling with Coronavirus repayment difficulties (30 September 2020). It announced that consumers could apply for a further three-month freeze up until 31 october 2020, if they continued to be in financial difficulty because of the coronavirus outbreak. The FCA told consumers: “Firms should not alter aspects of your Personal Contract Purchase…

Express Vehicle Contracts hits the talkSPORT airwaves

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IF YOU tune in to the world’s biggest sports radio station, talkSPORT, listen out for the new advertisement from Express Vehicle Contracts. The Birmingham based broker has produced its first ever advert that targets the personal leasing market with the catchline ‘Pay Less With Express!’.  The campaign is running across talkSPORT throughout September and October. Lee Harrison, who led the company’s in-house…

Motor finance session in BVRLA Fleets in Charge Conference

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THE BVRLA’s Fleets in Charge conference will include a break out session on motor finance. Taking place virtually on 06 October 2020, the conference – with its theme of decarbonisation – will be chaired by the global motor industry correspondent from the Financial Times, Peter Campbell. Key speaker will be Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, while Natasha Robinson, the joint…