Santander Consumer Finance expands Aston Barclay partnership with wholesale finance facility


Santander Consumer Finance (SCF) is launching a wholesale finance facility for selected dealers at leading national independent vehicle auction group Aston Barclay. 

The new finance proposition enables dealers to purchase stock at Aston Barclay’s six auction centres in person or online and then charge the cost to their wholesale facility with Santander.

Dealers benefit from faster turnaround on vehicles purchased through Aston Barclay as well as enhanced cashflow management through the new launch which is designed to be quick and convenient.

Santander is building on the success of a long-term remarketing contract with Aston Barclay agreed last year to sell its used stock, which includes voluntary terminations and ex-PCP and PCH cars, at its Prees Heath, Shropshire auction

Andy Green, Santander Consumer Finance marketing director said: “We are always looking for new ways to further strengthen the support we provide to our dealer partners and the facility for Aston Barclay is an important development. It helps dealers with cashflow as well as streamlining the process of buying stock.

“We have also been very impressed with the service and interest in our used stock under the existing remarketing contract with Aston Barclay.”

Martin Potter, group managing director at Aston Barclay, said: “Dealers are putting more energy and investment into their used car businesses in the light of falling new car sales and the Santander product will help them to buy more efficiently at auctions.”

Santander Consumer Finance, headquartered in Redhill, Surrey, employs 600 staff and is the UK’s leading independent finance company with over 500,000 live customer agreements in place.