Category: VRA News

Speaker programme announced for VRA’s “2020 Vision” seminar as event reaches capacity

The speaker programme for the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s “2020 Vision” seminar has been announced as the event reaches capacity with the final delegate spaces booked. More than 150 industry professionals are expected to attend The Slate at Warwick University on Wednesday 27th November to hear a programme designed to help equip them to meet the

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VRA Seminar sponsors’ blog

Exceeding your targets with retail data Accredited to Rupert Pontin Times are changing and not just in the automotive industry but within the UK economy and across Europe. Conditions in the motor trade are more challenging than ever before with vehicle prices volatile, WLTP causing issues and good stock hard to find. In order to

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VRA Seminar sponsors’ blog

Power of using retail dynamic pricing in a wholesale market Accredited to Rupert Pontin, Director of Insights, Cazana What do we mean by retail dynamic pricing? Data-driven pricing is changing the way we sell, buy and value vehicles. Cazana’s award-winning realtime retail data and valuations look at the whole market to provide the most accurate

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Key issues facing the remarketing sector in 2020 is subject of major, free seminar from VRA

The challenges facing the remarketing sector in 2020 is the subject of a major, free seminar that has been announced by the Vehicle Remarketing Association, which represents organisations involved in buying, selling and preparing 1.5 million used vehicles every year. “2020 Vision” will take a wide-ranging look at issues likely to affect the used car

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Developments in end of life vehicle inspections is core subject at VRA’s September meeting

The latest developments in end of life vehicle inspections is the core theme of the Vehicle Remarketing Association’s next meeting, taking place on September 18 at the Derby offices of motor retail legal experts Geldards. Key presentations will include Vipul Dave, sales manager at Thatcham Research, examining how the arrival of ADAS devices and other

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Retail motor industry “must do more” to educate customers on new fuel choices

The retail motor industry must do more to educate customers on the wide range of fuel choices they now face, members of the Vehicle Remarketing Association were told at the organisation’s July member meeting. Both David Bailey, professor of business economics at the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham, and Rupert Pontin, insight director at Cazana,

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Pre-registrations are back, VRA told at July member meeting

Pre-registrations are returning to the new car market in a noticeable manner, members of the Vehicle Remarketing Association were told at the organisation’s July member meeting. Speakers Mike Jones, chair of ASE Global and Rupert Pontin, insight director at Cazana, both indicated in their presentations that late-month registration activity was increasing. Mike said: “There is

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Outstanding recalls could be next used-car issue of interest for Trading Standards

Outstanding manufacturer recalls could be the next issue of interest for Trading Standards in the used-car sector, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The organisation, which represents businesses that handle, sell, inspect, transport or manage more than 1.5 million used vehicles every year, says that it has received reports of dealers being asked about this issue

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Three new businesses joining the Vehicle Remarketing Association this month

Three new businesses are joining the Vehicle Remarketing Association this month as the organisation continues to expand. Leading car portal AA Cars, automotive software provider Click Dealer and Croydon-based, highly rated RAC approved Buysure used car retailer McCarthy Cars are all becoming members during June. The VRA represents businesses that handle, sell, inspect, transport or

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Vehicle service history central resource urgently needed by remarketing sector

A central resource that provides access to the service histories of all the cars and vans that form the UK car parc is urgently needed by the remarketing sector, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The organisation, which represents businesses that handle, sell, inspect, transport or manage more than 1.5 million used vehicles every year, says

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Major speakers on Brexit and current state of car market announced for VRA AGM

Two major speakers have been announced for the Annual General Meeting of the Vehicle Remarketing Agency, taking place at BCA Birmingham on 10th July. David Bailey is professor of business economics at the Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham and a ‘UK in a Changing Europe’ senior fellow. He is also the author of the

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Increasing shortage of good quality stock means vehicle preparation growing in importance

An increasing shortage of good quality stock in the used car sector means that there is a growing emphasis being placed on vehicle preparation for sale, says the Vehicle Remarketing Association. The organisation, which represents businesses that between them handle, sell, inspect, transport or manage more than 1.5 million used vehicles every year, believes this

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