POS market inches upwards

New figures released by the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA) show that the point-of-sale (POS) consumer new car finance market grew one per cent by both value and volume in July, compared with the same month last year.

The percentage of private new car sales financed by FLA members through the POS reached 85.3% in the 12 months to July, up from 84.9% in the 12 months to June.

The POS consumer used car finance market also reported new business growth in July, of two per cent by value and one per cent by volume.

Geraldine Kilkelly, head of research and chief economist at the FLA, said, ‘The performance of the POS consumer new and used car finance markets remains in line with our expectations for 2016 as a whole. The FLA’s Q3 2016 retail motor finance confidence survey suggests that new business levels will remain broadly stable over the next twelve months.’