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Seven sentenced for £125k car finance fraud

Seven sentenced for £125k car finance fraud

Two men have been jailed and five handed suspended sentences at Stoke-On-Trent Crown Court on Friday for their involvement in a car finance fraud scheme worth £125,000.

FSA hammers motor finance provider

FSA hammers motor finance provider

Three directors of failed subprime lender Cattles and its subsidiary Welcome Financial Services have been banned from the industry by the Financial Services Authority and fined a total of £700,000 for misleading information regarding the company’s loan book.

FLA campaigns on car crime

FLA campaigns on car crime

The Finance & LeasingAssociation has launched Car Crime Awareness Week in the UK with campaigns to encourage vehicle history checks and guard against conversion fraud.

Fraud prevention and data protection

Fraud prevention and data protection

Gateley asset finance partner James Baird considers the latest EU fraud regulation proposals and highlights the key issues that need fine-tuning to ensure an effective pan-European fraud prevention legislative framework.

Fit for a king

Fit for a king

Roger Potgieter of Cobbetts comments on a recent court case where a repossessed Mercedes-Benz "which a head of state might order" was sold, with the two sides arguing about whether the best price was achieved.

Casebook: When is an innocent third party purchaser not an innocent purchaser?

Casebook: When is an innocent third party purchaser not an innocent purchaser?

Motor finance companies are often faced with claims from individuals claiming to be innocent private purchasers under section 27 of the Hire Purchase Act 1964.

Fuel duty dominates UK fleet Budget response

Fuel duty dominates UK fleet Budget response

Leading figures from the fleet sector have given a mixed response to the UK coalition government’s 2012 budget on Wednesday, although displeasure at the coming rise in fuel duty was unambiguous.

Lowest ever hits-to-enquiries for Crushwatch

Lowest ever hits-to-enquiries for Crushwatch

The Vehicle Recovery Scheme run by the Finance & Leasing Association and Association of Chief Police Officers recorded its lowest ever percentage of hits to enquiries in February.

Sutton to step down as FLA chairman

Sutton to step down as FLA chairman

Chris Sutton of Black Horse has announced he will step down as the chairman of the Finance & Leasing Association in May, to be replaced by Philip Ross of Honda Finance Europe.

Embracing regulation

Embracing regulation

With new regulator the Financial Conduct Authority threatening to flex its muscles, Paul Guy of FSA Automotive and Automotive Compliance asks if more consumer focus is a bad thing for car finance.


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