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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has opened a consultation in a bid to ban car retailers’ discretionary finance commission model – saving UK car buyers an estimated £165 million a year.

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Farnell Land Rover begin £2.4m Bradford showroom redevelopment

Vertu Motors’ Farnell Land Rover dealership in Bradford has begun a £2.4 million transformation as part of the Jaguar Land Rover’s (JLR) Arch Concept corporate identity programme.

SsangYong Motors UK creates ‘new type of retail offering’ inside M25

​SsangYong Motors UK has said that it is “creating a new type of retail offering” to take its products to potential customers inside the M25, where it is currently under-represented by franchisees.

Renault and Citroen plan network shake-ups

Renault insists it will keep dealer numbers in ‘hub and spoke’ restructure as Citroën predicts market slump of up to 25% will lead to multi-franchise sites

Marshall opens new Volkswagen Van Centre in Lincoln

Marshall Motor Holdings has opened a new Volkswagen Van Centre commercial vehicles dealership in Lincoln to complete a market territory which includes facilities in Grimsby and Scunthorpe.

Keith Brock leaves Wessex Garages, Chris Wiseman is new MD

Keith Brock announced today that he is leaving Wessex Garages after 24 years with the franchised dealer group. Its new managing director is Chris Wiseman.

Dealers will disclose commission under new FCA motor finance plan

The Financial Conduct Authority has considered whether to force car dealers to tell their customers about the way they earn commission from selling motor finance and the amounts they earn.

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Average dealership profits rose in July to £147, says ASE

July’s trading was just above break-even for the average franchised dealership, according to data from ASE.

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Marshall gains more Honda sites from Jardine Motors

Marshall Motor Holdings has increased its number of Honda dealerships to eight, becoming the brand's second largest franchisee in the UK.

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Profits have increased at Cambria Automobiles

Cambria Automobiles reports that its profit per unit in new and used car sales has strengthened during the first 11 months of its financial year.

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Car dealers, manufacturers, suppliers - shouldn't you enter the 2020 AM Awards now?

Entries are now being received for the 2020 AM Awards for the UK motor retail industry, and there are three exciting new categories.