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Point-of-sale consumer new car finance on the increase, says FLA

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FIGURES just released by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show 22 per cent growth in point-of-sale consumer new car finance volumes in December, and 10 per cent growth in 2015 as a whole.

The percentage of private new car sales financed by FLA members through dealerships reached 81.4 per cent in 2015, up from 75.9 per cent in 2014.

The point-of-sale consumer used car finance market also saw strong growth in December, with new business volumes up by eight per cent. In 2015 as a whole, new business volumes increased by nine per cent.

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Geraldine Kilkelly, head of research and chief economist at the FLA, said: ‘It was another record year for the point-of-sale consumer car finance market as new business volumes reached more than 2.1 million.

‘But while growth in 2015 remained robust, it was slower than in 2014, and in line with expectations.

‘The strength of the market in December reflects strong consumer confidence buoyed by low inflation, interest rates and unemployment. The FLA’s latest retail motor finance confidence survey suggests that we will see new business growth in 2016 of up to 10 per cent.’

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Dave, production editor on Car Dealer Magazine, is a journalist with more than 30 years' experience in the worlds of newspapers, magazines and public relations.

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