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The Car Expert examines the latest news regarding car finance, as well as dissecting advertised car finance offers to make sure you have all the facts when talking to a car dealer.

Survey shows car buyers are dissatisfied with car finance experience

Three out of four motorists buying a new car on finance are not convinced they are getting the best car finance deal, according to new survey data.

Record £34 billion of car finance debt taken in 2017

Despite falling new car sales, British car buyers were happy to plunge themselves ever further into debt during 2017, racking up a record £34 billion for the year.

RAC looks to win used car buyers away from PCP finance

The RAC has launched a new personal loan offer aimed at winning used car buyers away from the ever-increasing popularity of PCP car finance.

Interest rate rise fails to slow car finance borrowing

November's rise in interest rates by the Bank of England appears to have done nothing to slow the increase in car finance debt, according to the latest results published by the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA).

Car finance debt still on track for record despite sales slide

Car finance records for the first ten months of 2017 show that the sector is still on track for record lending this year despite falling new car sales.

Individual car finance borrowing hits new records

Despite the fall in new car sales results, the amount of car finance being dished out remains unaffected according to latest industry figures.

PSA Groupe takes control of Vauxhall finance division

The next step in Vauxhall's absorption into the PSA Groupe (Peugeot, Citroën, DS) has been finalised, with PSA  taking control of Vauxhall Finance.

Media warnings not slowing down car finance lending

The latest car finance results show that the media attention regarding car finance is not reducing the level of borrowing on either new or used cars.

Volvo ‘Care by Volvo’ scheme takes on leasing

Volvo is launching a premium leasing programme called 'Care by Volvo', as an answer to the increasing trend to leasing instead of buying.

Car buyer debt increases further despite warnings

The latest car finance figures show that buyers are borrowing more money to finance both new and used cars, despite all the media attention of late.

Car finance debt still at record levels in latest results

The latest figures show that car finance debt remained at record levels in June, with a fall in new car volumes balanced by an increase in used cars. 

FCA car finance probe puts a priority on customer welfare

The Financial Conduct Authority has published an update on its investigation into the car finance sector and identified the key questions it wants answered.

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