Market Insight 27 Feb
Zero-emissions van market ‘volatile’ as LCV demand grows
Limited supplies of zero-emission electric vans is creating “volatility” in a light commercial vehicle (LCV) sector experiencing a ramp-up in demand, BCA has said.
Market Insight 2 Nov
'Encouraging signs' from September's used LCV market
BCA has reported "encouraging signs" from a used van market which experienced a 1.8% (£177) decline in average wholesale values during September.
Market Insight 31 Aug
BCA reports that used car and LCV costs rose again in July
The average cost of a used van or LCV sold in BCA's auctions during July was £10,220, a 4.2% rise month on month, as used car costs rose by 2.9% to £9,464.
Supplier News 7 Mar
BCA charged £1.1m after Porsche crushed auction car buyer
Used car remarketing giant BCA has been fined £1.1 million and ordered to pay £97,000 after a car buyer was crushed by a Porsche at its Paddock Wood auction site in Kent.
Market Insight 3 Mar
Retailers' 'safety net' of high used car values could be starting to shift
BCA has suggested that high used car valuations could prove a “safety net” for car retailers as Russia’s invasion of the Ukraine compound cost of living concerns to impact consumer confidence.
Manufacturer 7 Feb
Volvo begins direct-to-consumer used car sales through new online portal
Volvo Car UK has launched a new used car sales platform that will sell its “newest” vehicle stock direct to online car buyers.
Car Dealer News 31 Jan
Constellation Automotive acquires 19.9% stake in Lookers PLC
Cinch, BCA and Webuyanycar owner Constellation Group has followed up its move to acquire Marshall Motor Holdings with the purchase of a 19.9% stake in Lookers.
Supplier News 18 Jan
BCA’s festive sales programme boosted December used car sales by 25%
Used car values were up 13.2% year-on-year in December as BCA’s programme of festive auctions delivered a near-25% sales boost during the last week of 2021.
Acquisitions and deals 6 Jan
Constellation Automotive owner TDR Capital agrees £4.1bn LeasePlan sale
Constellation Automotive’s private equity fund owner TDR Capital is set to dispose of its LeasePlan vehicle leasing business after securing a €4.9 billion (£4.1bn) sale.
Acquisitions and deals 6 Dec
Marshall board highlights Constellation's 'ownership responsibilities' in recommending takeover
Marshall Motor Group’s board has highlighted the “responsibilities of ownership of MMH” in a statement recommending the acceptance of Constellation Automotive’ s £201.6 million takeover offer.
Market Insight 30 Nov
Stable van prices indicate ‘what’s to come’ for used cars, says BCA
A stabilising of values in the used van market in recent months may highlight “what’s to come” for the used car sector, according to remarketing giant BCA.
Used Cars 15 Nov
Used car values show signs of ‘easing back’ at BCA auctions
Used car values remained at their second highest level ever in a “frenzied” 2021 market at BCA’s auction in October, despite showing signs of “easing back” in the month’s latter stages.
Used Cars 23 Sep
Used car prices to reach levels that 'once didn't seem possible', says BCA
Used car values are likely to rise to “another new level that once didn’t seem possible” according to BCA chief operating officer Stuart Pearson.
Digital Marketing 17 Sep
We Buy Any Car fined £200,000 by ICO for 'nuisance texts'
We Buy Any Car has been fined £200,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office after sending 191 million emails and 3.6 million “nuisance texts”.
Digital Marketing 7 Sep
cinch secures new partnership with the National Football League
BCA's cinch online car retail platform has announced a new sponsorship deal with American Football's National Football League (NFL).
Used Cars 25 Aug
Average LCV values pass £10,000 in July
Used van values continue to climb, with average prices passing the £10,000 mark for the first time in July, according to the latest data from BCA.
Technology 22 Jun
BCA using robot technologies to automate processes
British Car Auctions (BCA) is utilising robotic process automation (RPA) to help improve process handling and customer service.
Car Dealer News 14 Jun
Constellation accelerates growth of cinch with £80m Rockingham Motor Speedway acquisition
Constellation Automotive Group will expand the used car stocking and preparation capacity for BCA and cinch following the £80 million acquisition of Rockingham Motor Speedway.
Supplier News 21 May
BCA ‘confident’ of legality of commercial relationship with drivers
BCA has said that it is “confident” of the legality of its operating model and commercial relationship with its self-employed contractors – suggesting the model delivers mutually beneficial flexibility.
Latest News 21 May
Cinch attracts £1bn boost from investors eager to back online car retail
Cinch has attracted £1 billion in new investment to continue its push to online car retail growth alongside the likes of start-up rivals Cazoo and Carzam.