Santander provides wholesale finance for dealers at Aston Barclay

Santander Consumer Finance (SCF) is launching a wholesale finance facility for selected dealers at auction group Aston Barclay.

The facility enables dealers to purchase stock at Aston Barclay’s six auction centres in person or online and then charge the cost to their wholesale facility with Santander.

Santander agreed a long-term remarketing contract with Aston Barclay last year to sell its used stock, which includes voluntary terminations and ex-PCP and PCH cars, at its Prees Heath, Shropshire auction

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City Auction Group completes Rockingham development

City Auction Group is launching an all-new dual lane, together with redeveloped inspection, valeting and presentation bays at its Rockingham facility, following a six-figure investment in the auction site over the last three months.

The complete operational aspects of the business are now situated within the City Auction Group Arena, inside the race circuit to further enhance the inspection, tactical refurbishment and presentation standards, prior to corporate sellers’ preferred remarketing route to market. This will deliver significant time and cost savings, as the auction firm moves up a gear, it said.

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Sytner's car supermarkets extend Manheim remarketing partnership

The Sytner Group's Car Supermarket Division has extended its long-standing remarketing partnership with Manheim for a further two years, including the launch of a new sales programme in Leeds.

Manheim Leeds will offer up to 100 vehicles each week from the Sytner Car Supermarket Division, which includes both the CarShop and The Car People brands.

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BCA launches new buyer app for dealers

BCA has launched a new app for dealers allowing them to track multiple vehicles in real time

The app also notifies dealers in advance before bidding begins so they do not miss any sales.

It is free to download in Google Play and Apple App Store. It offers a quick search for vehicles by make, model, auction centre, sale date and vendor.

Users can view all the vehicles they want to bid on in one screen with a simple vehicle tracking feature and benefit from real-time running orders and vehicle notifications.

Buyers can also access detailed vehicle information, including BCA Assured reports, vehicle grades and guide pricing.

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Aston Barclay opens new auction ‘super centre’ in Wakefield

Aston Barclay is to launch its new 78,000 square feet auction super centre in Wakefield on 28 January.

The site is set to host 15 dealer and fleet auctions per month with the capacity to sell 50,000 used vehicles annually.

The centre, situated on an 18-acre site, features two glass-fronted auction halls with interactive screens and offers air conditioned storage for 200 cars and external parking for 2,500 cars.

It also includes an inspection building with imaging bay and turntable to capture each car’s condition when it arrives on site.

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