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Paul, Parkinson, SynergyQuality and service from Synergy Automotive

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 21 October 2014

LEASING companies with a strong online presence and high level of visitors usually ensure that prices are kept keen – this is because if the prices are too high when the visitor first reaches the site, they will probably navigate away just as quickly. Many leasing companies who gain a lot of their business through… Read more…

Vehicle Savers, new office, HuntingdonVehicle Savers expand operation with new premises and website

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 29 September 2014

POST-RECESSION, many small businesses and SME companies have been turning to leasing to fix their motoring costs. Contract hire, a form of financing company cars by leasing them over a set period and mileage, is more popular than ever. One small fleet leasing company that has not only weathered the storm but expanded their operation… Read more…

Mike, Waters, ArvalBuying popular for small fleet operators

Story: Paul Myles | Posted 17 September 2014

UK SME fleet operators are atill buying instead of leasing their company vehicles and could be making a huge mistake. That’s the conclusion drawn after new research by the Corporate Vehicle Observatory (CVO) Barometer by contract hire and fuel card provider Arval which claims small businesses are exposing themselves to unnecessary risk and extra costs by… Read more…

SEAT_Leon_Ecomotive_reviewTax and fuel efficient cars still top with fleet decision makers

Story: Edward Stephens | Posted 7 August 2014

Tax and fuel efficient cars are still the number one choice among fleet decision makers, according to new research just published. GE Capital’s latest quarterly Company Car Trends shows that CO2 ratings again tops the criteria list of businesses. Along with “fitness for purpose” and “maximum monthly rental”, whether a car is tax and fuel… Read more…

Salary_sacrificeHow salary sacrifice schemes can work for SMEs

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 2 April 2014

SALARY sacrifice. This is a term that many SMEs know but that’s as far as it goes. However, salary sacrifice could save both you  as an employer and your staff that take up the scheme a chunk of money each year. If you want to offer a valuable perk to your employees and encourage a… Read more…

folowsWhy do some businesses mistrust contract hire?

Story: Peter Hollinshead, director Fleetsave | Posted 19 March 2014

  MANY years working in leading roles in the leasing and vehicle management industry created our commitment to contract hire and our belief that this product was the panacea for company cars, a straightforward and cost effective solution, writes Peter Hollinshead, director of FleetSAVE. After working independently with private and public sector customers, we have… Read more…

Mercedes-Benz A-ClassHow personal leasing could save you a packet

Story: Debbie Mountfield | Posted 28 February 2014

LEASING has traditionally been associated with business users; for many years, contract hire and lease options have been a popular way for SMEs and larger corporations to fund their vehicles. However, although the company car is still going strong, rising numbers of small businesses, self-employed people and business owners are turning towards personal leasing as… Read more…

captionHow to secure a great personal or business contract hire deal – a Vehicle Contracts profile

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 30 December 2013

EVEN though there are some very competitive business and personal contract hire offers to be found, it can be a difficult choice when it comes to deciding who to deal with. Not as many companies specialise in contract hire alone as you may think. More often than not, small fleet leasing companies offer a myriad… Read more…

Optimising_cash_allowanceWhat’s the best way to optimise a cash for car allowance?

Story: Debbie Mountford | Posted 29 October 2013

MANY business owners and their staffers may know all about taking a car allowance instead of a company car. What a lot of employers don’t know is that there is a simple way to save money by optimising the cash allowance for increased tax efficiency. Let’s start with the basics…   What is a car… Read more…

Audi A3 SportbackSmall businesses don’t look at the whole life costs of their company cars

Story: Edward Stephens | Posted 29 October 2013

SMALL businesses are swayed by the up-front price of a vehicle rather than the whole life costs – and they’re paying dearly for it. That’s according to leasing company Arval’s research into the SME company car market, in its Corporate Vehicle Observatory report. The Total Cost of Ownership is always a much better measure than… Read more…