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Autorola launches Direct Debit payment scheme for trade buyers

autorola mitchellAutorola UK is launching a Direct Debit-only policy for trade buyers, which is set to reduce the time taken between a used vehicle being bought online and delivered to its new owner.

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75% of drivers unaware of EV grant scheme

spaJust 25% of drivers are aware of the £5,000 grant scheme available for electric and hybrid cars.

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IGA assists in MOT test fees review

IGA historic motThe Independent Garage Association (IGA) is playing a leading role in a Government project to reassess MOT test fees.

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Credit hire firm secures £750k finance package

securetrustbankCredit hire provider Access Hire and Finance has secured a £750,000 invoice finance facility from Secure Trust Bank Commercial Finance.

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Government pledges £32m for EV charging infrastructure

chargerThe Government has pledged £32 million of infrastructure support to create a new network of electric vehicle chargepoints.

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Service plans key for female customers

Workshop MTNIt is widely recognised that many of the motor trade's female customers can be uncomfortable with the process and costs of servicing their cars and a recent IMI survey has highlighted this point.

The IMI found that 17% of all women it interviewed felt that at some time they had been over-charged for servicing costs at some time and 36% were totally reliant upon their dealer for guidance.

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Senior engineering appointment at GKN

gkn moelggGKN Automotive has appointed Peter Moelgg (pictured) to the position of president of engineering, covering the firm's Driveline and Powder Metallurgy divisions.

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CD Auction Group launches fleet division

cdfleet servicesCD Auction Group is to create a new trading division to better serve its fleet, leasing and contract hire customers.

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Mitchell Group profits up 53.5% in 2014

Mitchells svcMitchell Group, have reported on a fruitful 2014 which saw their Operating Profit up by 53.5%.

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