The 10 largest dealer groups in the UK are now Specialist Automotive Finance (SAF) approved, according to the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA).
SAF was introduced by the FLA in 2007 to raise the professional standards of individual staff involved in selling motor finance in dealerships.
Approved status was introduced two years later to recognise the commitment of dealerships where all employees involved in the sale of finance have passed the SAF competence test and have agreed to be retested once a year to keep their technical knowledge up to date.
There are now over 2,500 showrooms across the UK which are SAF approved. Customers can find an approved dealer at www.financingyourcar.org.uk.