As a credit broker, not a lender, we work alongside a select number of finance companies and nearly every automotive manufacturer in the UK. For the customer, whether business or personal, this provides a tremendous amount of flexibility on the funding-side in that we can offer bespoke solutions for your term, mileage, funding type and company type.
In some cases, we can look at director or cross-company guarantees for small limited companies (or newly incorporated ones) where required.
As we are not attached to any specific manufacturer, we are able to offer our customer any number of vehicles in an impartial and independent manner. If you want to procure a luxury/high-end vehicle, then our team can offer you any number of options from Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Maserati, Porsche or Jaguar.
It is not our ethos to “push” a customer into a specific vehicle; we are very much about offering the facts and circumstances so that a customer can reach an informed decision.
When you walk into a car dealership for a specific brand, do you really receive the same approach?
Delivery of a lease vehicle is something which is often raised during our sales conversations. When you order a new vehicle, our administration and logistics team will organise all of the finance documentation with you and arrange the delivery of the new vehicle to your home or business address.
When a vehicle arrives in stock, it will often take between 5 – 10 days to organise the delivery from the dealership to the end-user.
Some finance companies state that if it is a personal contract hire agreement the vehicle MUST be delivered to a home address and it must be received by the actual end-user i.e. no one can sign for the vehicle on your behalf. In cases of business contract hire, the vehicle may have to be delivered to the premises/head-offices, although anyone will be able to sign for the vehicle.
In terms of how the vehicle is delivered to you, in most cases the vehicle will be physically driven. The vehicle will incur delivery mileage and this is not included within your contract. When the vehicle arrives, if you thoroughly check the outside/inside of the vehicle, the alloys and ensure the handbook/both sets of keys are present, this should allow you to sign for the car. Should you have any concerns, speak to the credit broker or delivery agent before signing for the vehicle – do not sign for the vehicle if there is a serious error. If required, let the team know and we will arrange a transported delivery. This means a vehicle will be loaded onto a truck and transported across to you; you will be the first person to drive the car except the PDI centre.
A transported delivery is often an additional cost in the region of £250 to £400 plus Vat based on the vehicle and location.
In terms of the car shown here, the MERCEDES-BENZ SL Class Roadster 400 AMG Line 2Dr 9G-Tronic Auto (petrol), this is based on the following configuration:
· Designo Diamond White Metallic
· Leather perforated black
· Light aluminium trim with longitudinal grain
· 19″ AMG alloy wheels (4) – multi spoke design, painted titanium grey
· KEYLESS-GO Comfort Package
· Analogue clock
· Electric wind deflector
· AMG spoiler lip
As standard the car includes leather upholstery, 19” alloy wheels, cruise control, wind deflector, panoramic glass sunroof, green tinted glass, magic vision control, rain sensing wipers, adaptive brake system, hill hold control, AMG floor mats, Bluetooth, active park assist, attention assist, COMAND navigation with 7” screen, electric folding mirrors, intelligent light system, memory package, pedestrian safety system, alarm system, neck-pro headrests and gearshift paddles. In terms of additional factory options, consider – reversing camera, harmon/kardon surround system, night pack and the keyless go comfort pack for the ultimate machine.
On the technical-side, company car and business drivers can note the eye-watering P11d at £75,685.92 and the CO2 at 175g/km. The 2996CC 9 speed auto engine delivers 36.7 combined MPG, 367ps and 0-62 times of 4.9 seconds. Service intervals are set at every 12 months or 15,5500 miles whichever lands sooner. Do weigh up the driver-maintained vs funder-maintained arrangement.
Let us know your thoughts on your choice of top end, luxury lease vehicles!!