2019 in review with Karl Werner
2019 has been an increasingly challenging year for many in motor retailing. Deputy CEO, Karl Werner, reviews 2019 and starts to look toward 2020.
Will London's ULEZ trigger electric sales?
The Ultra Low Emission Zone came into force in central London in April 2019. Its introduction served as high profile confirmation of the UK Government’s aim to transition to zero emission road transport by 2040. So what does this mean for car buyers?
Battling financial crime in the dealership
Identity fraud is on the rise across the UK with CIFA, the national fraud prevention service, reporting a record number of cases in 2018. For Fraud Awareness Week, we wanted to share some top tips to help you avoid scammers and fraudsters.
Are used car values stabilising?
Values in the used car market have been on a roller coaster ride since last year, but what caused the volatility? Our industry expert, Curtis Hutchinson explains...
5 tips to improve social media in your dealership
Social media represents a vital marketing platform for most businesses and its appeal for small and medium sized dealers, often operating on a local geographic basis can be particularly beneficial. Here are some top tips from an industry expert!
Taking a look at affordability and lender oversight
Back in March this year, the FCA Final Findings report that followed their motor finance review made an important observation; they expected lenders to have better oversight of the dealers offering their finance with lenders taking reasonable steps to ensure any persons acting on their behalf comply with CONC. Another area of the FCA’s report focused on the need for lenders to look at customer affordability when considering a finance application, rather than just creditworthiness.