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More customer flexibility as Santander offers dealers eSign Plus

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Santander Consumer Finance has launched an extension to its eSign system which helps dealer partners give customers choice of where they sign the finance contract.

The electronic documentation fulfilment solution now lets a buyer complete their finance agreement remotely when and where is ost convenient for them, whether away prior to the delivery of their vehicle, or on site at the dealership.

Stewart Grant, Santander Consumer Finance commercial director, said: “It is important for Santander Consumer Finance to continually evolve its offering to keep pace with the ever-changing, consumer driven market-place within which we operate.

"The eSign Plus solution has been specifically created to support our OEM and dealer communities, allowing them to fully transact with their customers remotely and, crucially, at their convenience.

“The speed with which this particular development has been delivered, is a fantastic example of how SCF works in a collaborative and effective manner with its OEM and dealer partners.

"It also demonstrates our commitment to being a leading force within the automotive financial services sector, both now and in the future.”

Last year, as Barclays Partner Finance withdrew from motor retail finance, SCF launched integrated loan applications tool for dealer partners' websites.

The upgrade comes as SCF marks its 15th anniversary of providing motor finance in the UK.

Since launching in August 2005, SCF has become established as one of the UK’s significant automotive finance providers, with two joint ventures: Hyundai Capital and Banque PSA UK, 14 manufacturer partners including supercar brand McLaren,  Volvo and MG Motor UK,  and a network of over 4,000 dealer partners.

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