Thursday, January 17, 2019

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New platform puts finance agreement online

Via new app, BMW customers can amend contact details, select a different monthly payment date, make partial early repayments, request a settlement figure and find out what happens at the end of their contract.

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    European buyers look for Brexit bargains

    Although visitor numbers from UK buyers are themselves up 29% year-on-year, and still account for 92% of visitors to Motors.co.uk, data shows a notable rise in searches from bargain hunting European buyers.

    Windsor wins with e-commerce platform

    Digital is re-shaping the future of car sales and dealerships and Windsor Motor Group reports that thousands of motorists are visiting its GForces-powered website each day, and it has just sold its 100th used car online.

    LEASING & FINANCE

    Motor Ombudsman

    New finance package for used cars

    The shift to online finance does not meet the needs of every car buyer; especially those who may need an extra level of assistance and not every dealer is comfortable talking about finance.

    New platform puts finance agreement online

    Via new app, BMW customers can amend contact details, select a different monthly payment date, make partial early repayments, request a settlement figure and find out what happens at the end of their contract.

    AFTERMARKET & WORKSHOP

    Review VHC process or put customers and revenue at risk

    Many franchised dealers undertaking VHCs fail to convert urgently required red work by not providing customers with estimates.

    Machine learning warranties for used cars

    Fixed subscription plan will cover maintenance and repair costs for retail customers without being tied into a contract.

    DEALER INSIGHTS

    On-going expansion boosts Fleet Assist business

    Continuous expansion has enabled Fleet Assist to build up a wealth of SMR data to the extent that today a diverse range of organisations utilise the company’s consultancy service to obtain in-depth information on fleet car and van in-life expenditure

    Review VHC process or put customers and revenue at risk

    Many franchised dealers undertaking VHCs fail to convert urgently required red work by not providing customers with estimates.

    Ignore data at your peril

    JOBS

    Premia pushes on with new appointments

      Two new Business Development managers have joined following a successful 2018 during which Premia expanded its client base across multiple volume and prestige dealer franchises. 

    Wass takes over as Peugeot marketing chief

    New Marketing Director has worked for 20 years in the automotive sector, with many of those spent in PSA. His experience includes a variety of head office, field based and dealership roles.
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