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FCA confirmed to provide clarity on finance at AM Hit For Six Conference

AM’s highly successful Hit For Six Conference – when six key areas facing automotive retailers are covered off in one conference in one day – returns in November.

Taking place at Cedar Court, Wakefield on November 19, the conference focuses on new cars; used cars; aftersales; finance; insurance; and digital.

AM can announce it has confirmed the Financial Conduct Authority will be speaking about its new role as the UK’s consumer finance regulators at the conference.

The FCA takes responsibility for regulating consumer credit activities on April 1, 2014 and the industry currently awaits its regulation document, due this autumn.

The FCA’s Sam Stoakes will provide additional insight and guidance for motor industry personnel who need to take action over the coming months to ensure their businesses comply in advance of the takeover.

Aimed at time-poor senior managers and directors who benefit from a quick and accessible but highly informative understanding of the current market, the conference also provides an excellent way for managers and directors to gleam an overview of issues facing individual departments in the business.

It is also particularly helpful for sales, business and aftersales managers who are preparing to take on a dealer principal or general manager’s role as well as employees who provide support to the dealership as a whole such as accountancy staff, HR and marketing managers.

The Hit for Six formula proved so successful last year, AM is expecting demand for places to be high once again.

For more information and details on how to book contact Nicola Baxter on 01733 468289 or email her at or visit

More detail on the conference

Each topic area will be covered by up to two people to deliver as much insight as possible and provide information and practical tips which can be implemented immediately on return to the business.

As the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) raises its forecast for new car registrations for this year to 2.216 million units, 8.4% ahead of 2012, Hit for Six asks how long the industry can expect to benefit from this recovery and what do dealers need to put in place to continue to grow its new car business?

With the fortunes of used cars inextricably linked to that of new, the conference looks how one can benefit the other and ways in which dealers can overcome stocking issues.

The franchised sector continues to battle with migration to the independent sector including fast-fit household names, Hit for Six addresses ways for dealers to entice customers back to the network.

Finance and insurance continues to accelerate in terms of its appeal to customers and as vital revenue streams for the business, so much so, AM’s conference approaches them as individual topics in their own right. Finally, Hit for Six also explores the latest in the digital arena to provide dealers with the means to keep up with this ever-changing landscape.

For senior personnel who want to make a difference but struggle to find the time to attend AM’s single-themed conferences, this is an absolute must.

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