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The F&I Conference & Awards Dinner is an ideal opportunity to showcase your brand amongst key industry figures. 2018's exhibiting sponsors are...

Headline Sponsor - Barclays Partner Finance

Barclays Partner Finance is one of the UK’s largest providers of point-of-sale finance, each year offering thousands of business partners a way to maximise their sales and help their customers afford new purchases. With strong connections to a number of business sectors including retail, motor and leisure, in addition to their personal customers, Barclays Partner Finance are the perfect fit for the F&I Conference 2018.

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Co-Sponsor - Vauxhall Finance

Sponsors of the Business Manager of the Year Award.

Vauxhall Finance is the automotive finance captive organisation of Vauxhall. Its team is committed to meet the mobility needs of its customers in the UK, while sustaining and developing the Vauxhall brand through competitive and attractive automotive finance solutions. Vauxhall Finance provides access to reliable vehicles that affordably enhance the lives of its customers. Its portfolio includes a wide range of auto financing products, including consumer loans, leasing, insurance and service contracts as well as dealer financing. Vauxhall Finance’s extensive history dates back to 1920 when it opened its first office in London, helping people in the UK to finance their vehicles.

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Co-Sponsor - Billing Finance

F&I Awards Drinks Reception Sponsor.

Billing Finance is a family-run company based in Northamptonshire, offering near-prime finance for cars, motorbikes, caravans and vans.

We’re a close-knit team that really understands the financial process from a customer’s point of view.

So we treat every case individually, every application for finance as an opportunity to help someone get where they want to be. We pride ourselves on offering a bespoke level of service to our dealers. By working closely with them, we can convert an otherwise declined deal into a paid out one.

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Co-Sponsor - Marsh Finance

Sponsors of the Independent Used Car Dealer of the Year Award (Up to 3 Sites), Marsh Finance Ltd was established in 1973 and has grown to become a leading lender within the UK car finance market.

Marsh provides a range of products & services for:

  • Dealers
  • Brokers
  • Manufacturers
  • Car Supermarkets
  • Private Investors
  • Consumers

Marsh is a lender, we are not a broker, Marsh makes the credit decisions and we lend both our own money and for the portfolios that we manage.

We deal directly with the largest motor dealer groups and motor supermarkets in the UK and pride ourselves on providing exceptional service to all our customers.  We also offer a range of products & services for UK car finance dealers & brokers delivering competitive solutions and a range of software tools that make life easier.

Marsh has successfully financed cars for people who have had a problem in the past and have been refused credit because of that problem.  As an independent, privately owned and well-capitalised finance company, Marsh Finance has a long-established track record of offering borrowing facilities to non-Prime consumers and has all the necessary expertise to continue to meet those needs.

Marsh Custom specialise in underwriting, originating and collecting motor finance portfolios on behalf of third parties.  Marsh outsourcing solutions support any individual or organisation that desires a motor finance portfolio (or the fantastic returns we can generate!), has the capital, but not the infrastructure or expertise.  By leveraging our specialist knowledge and our IT software development skills, we provide bespoke solutions for any motor finance application.
Marsh Custom managed portfolios or outsourced solutions span the credit spectrum, from high net worth, prime through to the sub-prime sector. We have a proven track record in providing bespoke underwriting solutions to manage risk effectively.  Marsh outsourcing clients include banks, car manufacturers, car retailers, motor finance brokers and asset finance companies. We currently manage assets in excess of £150m on their behalf.

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Co-Sponsor - BNP Paribas

We’re committed to creating helpful, responsible finance solutions that customers trust and helping our partners grow. As part of BNP Paribas, a European bank with global reach, we bring expertise, innovative thinking and valuable customer insight to fuel growth for our partners. We’ve significant motor experience working with a book of over 20 Billion Euro’s, present in 12 countries and have forged 16 manufacturer partnerships making us a leading motor finance provider globally. In addition, BNP Paribas is delighted to support the Vauxhall and Opel finance business across Europe bringing further auto expertise to the group. Now with ambitious growth plans we will launch our new motor finance solution in the UK to help our partners attract customers, drive sales and increase customer loyalty. We’re delighted to sponsor the Independent Used Car Dealer of the Year Award (Any Size Including Supermarkets) and wish all the finalists and winners the best of luck.

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Co-Sponsor - Ingeni

The Ingeni group of businesses have the most complete F&I suite of services and products in this market. With full permissions for insurance mediation and consumer credit broking, and with a track record of success in partnering with other providers, dealer F&I processes are connected and streamlined as a result.

Services stretch from AR status for consumer credit and insurance, to supporting directly authorised firms, FCA applications and a complaint handling bureau for those PPI complaints that are still dripping through or the new wave of PCP complaints that are more regularly appearing.

We also run our own insurance programme which means the ability of subsidising FCA cost by use of GAP, Warranty, Tyre, Alloy or Minor Damage Insurance sourced by Ingeni or any other insurance provider.

Services include:

  • FCA training (on-line and face-to-face)
  • AR status
  • Direct Authorisation support
  • Finance Survey
  • Demands and Needs
  • F&I Profit Logs
  • Audit and file check
  • CRM and finance platform integration
  • Insurance and warranty product provision
  • Third Party Insurance provider integration

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Co-Sponsor - Moneybarn

We were founded in 1992 after recognising the need to help good people get vehicle finance, even if they don’t have a perfect credit history. Our success in the industry has enabled us to grow each year, and we’re now the UK’s largest specialist vehicle finance provider. In 2014, we joined the Provident Financial Group (PFG), a FTSE 100 company operating in the UK and Ireland serving 2.5 million customers. Established in 1880, PFG is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of personal credit products to the non-standard lending market.

 We’ve always had a firm focus on our customers’ needs, and ensuring our finance products are the best they can be. We take a fair and responsible approach to lending, and our commitment to doing the right thing for customers plus continuing to grow and develop our offering has seen us win multiple industry awards over the last few years. 

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Co-Sponsor - Oodle Car Finance

Oodle Car Finance is on a mission to change the way people buy cars. Over the past two years, Oodle has established themselves as a major player in the used-car sector, a market now worth over £50 billion. Oodle caters to all corners of the industry, using cutting-edge digital technology to facilitate the most seamless experience for both our car buying customers and best in class Dealer partners. Since launching at the end of 2015, Oodle have received over £2.7 billion worth of finance applications, and financed more than £134 million. By constantly striving for better, Oodle’s ultimate aim is to create a 100% automated lending approval process, to ensure the used-car market catches up and surpasses the digital revolution.  

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Co-Sponsor - Smart Insurance

Smart Insurance are the UK's principal provider of minor damage insurance / cosmetic warranty products in the UK and have the largest manufacturer supported Smart program in the UK in their Toyota and Lexus Smart Cover products, supported by over 75% of the UK's Toyota / Lexus retailers. 

The Smart program has grown exponentially since it's adoption by Toyota in 2012 and continues to gain momentum year on year through support from Smart and investment in what has always been central to Smart's culture; the customer experience and TCF. 

Beyond manufacturer programs Smart also work directly with the UK's franchised dealer market and have developed Smart programs for retailers of Bugatti, McLaren and Rolls-Royce through to Kia, Hyundai and Fiat.

Combining the manufacturer programs and volume from franchised dealer growth Smart now have well in excess of 150,000 active policy holders, a number that has been growing consistently for 36 consecutive months.

Being a product with high utilization it is incumbent on any Smart provider to ensure that the customer's experience is always foremost in their vision. Smart achieves this by channelling repairs through their sister company Shine! who have aligned values, common ownership and allow absolute transparency of the customer journey. 


What makes Shine! unique is that all technicians are fully employed and each customer can be assured that their repair is carried out to a consistent, uniform standard to British Standard BS10125, the kitemark for vehicle damage repair. 

Our research tells us that Smart Insurance's claim acceptance figures (87% - to 31/08/2016) and complaints volumes (0.025%) continue to be above industry average thanks to a clearly defined claims process and an appointed Head of Customer Experience to constantly analyse and adapt the customer journey. 

From a service perspective, Smart are proud of the relationships they have with their partners and are able to optimise the sales performance of Smart through their knowledge of the product from its inception into the UK in 2008 and the insight they have into every aspect of the product's performance.

Smart's specialist team work hard to integrate into existing systems and processes with a flexible POS system and add value by offering process enhancements, methodology for optimizing performance, providing training and specialist insight


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Co-Sponsor - Equifax


Equifax is a global information solutions company that uses unique data, innovative analytics, technology and industry expertise to power organizations and individuals around the world by transforming knowledge into insights that help make more informed business and personal decisions. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., Equifax operates or has investments in 24 countries in North America, Central and South America, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. It is a member of Standard & Poor's (S&P) 500® Index, and its common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol EFX. Equifax employs 10,800 employees worldwide.p>

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Location: Royal Armouries, Leeds

Date: Thursday 18th October 2018

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