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Leasing.com launches ‘Apptober’ £15 credit scheme

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LEASING aggregator website, Leasing.com, is offering brokers who advertise a £15 credit. The offer, called ‘Apptober’, is claimable for every enquiry received in October that leads to a completed online finance application form. Leasing.com says ‘Apptober’ has the potential to save brokers substantially on their marketing spend as the motor industry continues to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The…

Anthony K Associates becomes a Fleet Alliance Appointed Representative

Rod Hallworth Anthony K Associates

RESPECTED leasing broker Anthony K Associates has joined the Fleet Alliance Appointed Representative programme. Based in Middleton, Manchester, Anthony K Associates has over 25 years of business car leasing expertise that will now see it receiving full back office support from the award-winning Fleet Alliance team. While Anthony K will continue to operate as a limited company led by Rod Hallworth (pictured…

ODO webinar to demonstrate Broker Complete benefits

Simon West-Oliver hosts ODO Broker Complete webinar

ODO Drive is holding a webinar to demonstrate the benefits of Broker Complete. Taking place on Tuesday, 29 September at 1100, the webinar will demonstrate the effectiveness of Broker Complete as a broker website, CRM and fleet management tool. Broker Complete is a joint venture between cap hpi and ODO Drive. Simon West-Oliver, strategic partnership director at ODO Drive, said: “The webinar…

Chantal Gorman appointed Alphabet chief risk officer

Chantal Gorman Alphabet

BROKER funder Alphabet has announced the appointment of Chantal Gorman as its new chief risk officer. Previously Goran was the company’s head of controlling, a position she has held for the last six years. Gorman, who was part of ING before the integration of the leasing company into Alphabet, has extensive experience, with more than 25 years of expertise in the vehicle…

Broker committee’s Paul Parkinson features on latest BVRLA Industry Outlook Webinar

Paul Parkinson Synergy Car Leasing

BVRLA Leasing Broker Committee member, Paul Parkinson, took part on a panel of guest speakers for the latest BVRLA Industry Outlook Webinar (17 September 2020). Hosted by the BVRLA’s director of corporate affairs, Toby Poston, other panel participants included Miguel Cabaca (Arval UK),  Ed Hummel (Autotrader) and Margaret Speirs (Arnold Clark Car & Van Rental). Parkinson, the CEO and founder of Synergy…

BVRLA issues guidance note on Combi vans

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FOLLOWING the HMRC v Coca-Cola case over the definition of Combi or Double Cab vans for benefit-in-kind purposes, which the HMRC won, the BVRLA has released a guidance note to assist members. Written in conjunction with HMRC, the guidance reflects the current position on Combi van, but the BVRLA warns may be subject to change if there are appeals in ongoing cases…

VAT treatment of early termination fees

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THE BVRLA is advising members to consult an HMRC paper on the VAT treatment of early termination fees. Following a recent judgement in the Court of Justice of the European Union, VAT is now liable. “Most early termination and cancellation fees are therefore liable for VAT. This is the case even if they are described as compensation or damages,” says the HMRC.…

Low Cost Vans renews Swansea City partnership

Low Cost Vans sponsors Swansea City dugout seats

NEATH broker Low Cost Vans will continue its partnership with Swansea City football club for a ninth season. The van leasing specialist will be the Swans’ Commercial Vehicle Club Partner for the forthcoming 2020-21 Championship campaign. As well as this, Low Cost Vans retains its prime position sponsorship of the club’s dugout seats. Rod Lloyd, managing director of Low Cost Vans, said…