MAZDA’S moving to Santander Consumer Finance (SCF) for its contract hire business following the full roll-out of the bank’s contract hire offering.
Within the new arrangement, effective from December, Mazda Contract Hire will be offering branded business and personal contract hire products under the current Mazda Financial Services brand.
The move will allow SCF and Mazda UK to work at a strategic and tactical level across all segments of the market – both retail and fleet. The SCF field force will provide nationwide coverage to support this business venture and will bring a heightened level of focus to contract hire for Mazda, as well as to its dealer network
Stewart Grant, SCF’s commercial director, said: “We are delighted to have secured this tender – it’s one that will see our newly founded contract hire business stream continue to grow as we move into 2017.
“The winning of this tender vindicates our move into the fleet sector. Given Santander Consumer Finance is a relatively new entrant in the contract hire market, we are grateful to Mazda UK for giving us this opportunity.
“Our outstanding track record in delivering results for Mazda UK in the retail arena clearly had a big part to play in the decision and we will repay the faith shown by helping to drive their contract hire business forward.”