Year in Review - A look back at 2019

In the final digital edition of 2019, Motor Finance looks back at some of the major stories to have impacted the motor finance market over the last 12 months.

We provide insight on the latest ruling from the Financial Conduct Authority, which has proposed a ban on discretionary commission models in the finance space.

We explore the continuing impact of Brexit uncertainty on the automotive industry, as Tesla shuns the UK in favour of a German gigafactory.

We also look at the next step for autonomous vehicles, as startup firm Wayve secures a deal to trial its driverless cars on the streets of London.

We turn our attention to the electric vehicle space, where EVs for the first time have secured the top two spots in Auto Trader’s fastest selling used car index.

We also look at the highlights from Startline’s Future of Used Car Finance report, which outlines the continued importance of the physical motor dealership.

Finally, we speak to industry experts in the electric vehicle space, who outline changing consumer of the electric market industry, and the challenges it is currently facing.

I hope you enjoy reading it, and I look forward to welcoming you back in the New Year.

Chris Lemmon, Editor