The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) recently announced forthcoming changes to what has been a controversial area of consumer credit lending.
The Bank of England has announced a rise in interest rates from 0.5% to 0.75% following a unanimous decision by its Monetary Policy Committee.
Car dealers have started rethinking their lending panels as economic pressures start to spark a reduction in the number of customers meeting “prime lender criteria”.
Inflation rose to a six-year high of 3.1% in November as retailers struggled against a squeeze on shoppers finances in the run-up to Christmas.
Stoneacre Financial Services (SFS) is preparing to buck the interest rate trend to make car finance more attainable for non-prime customers.
Automotive finance companies may be hit harder than car dealers by rising inflation & interest rates and falling consumer confidence
The NFDA has welcomed the Bank of England’s decision to leave interest rates at 0.25%, stating that it “protects the interests of our industry”.
UK interest rates have been cut from 0.5% to 0.25% to the lowest level recorded.
NatWest has written to businesses to warn it may have to charge to accept deposits if interest rates are cut below 0%.
Automotive Management Live: Where franchised and independent dealers will find everything they need to know about operating a modern showroom and service and repair facility fit for the digital age.
When: November 7 2019
Where: Birmingham NEC
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