Creditplus Managing Director Shaun Armstrong voted 12th Most Influential Motor Finance Professional

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Shaun Armstrong, Managing Director of Creditplus Car Finance, has been voted as the 12th most influential motor finance professional in the 2013 survey conducted by Motor Finance, a leading trade publication. The survey is sent out to motoring professionals to understand who they feel has the most influence on the car finance market as it stands today; the top 50 list was then compiled by journalists Mike Cobb and Grant Collinson.

Shaun Armstrong and Creditplus were the highest ranked online car finance specialist in the annual top 50 list of the most powerful and influential people in motor finance.

The list covered many different areas of the industry including finance specialists, lenders, individuals and members of parliament. Shaun Armstrong was listed in the top 15 category which included – Richard Hoggart (Managing Director, DSG Financial Services), Chris Sutton (Managing Director, Black Horse) and Ian Smith (Chief Executive, BMW Group financial services).

Shaun Armstrong commented: “It is an honour to yet again be included in the top 50 most powerful people in the car finance industry. The industry had a really strong year, both new and used car sales were up significantly on the previous year, loan book performance across both prime and non prime lenders held well on bad debt and delinquency rates and liquidity is returning to the markets. The internet now captures over 97% of consumers looking for Motor Finance the internet gave consumers a great platform to help them find finance solutions.

“Creditplus had a great year as we continued to develop our service to give customers a complete car buying service. I am proud of the service that we provide to help customers get the best finance deal and to offer a full car buying and delivery service.”

Shaun Armstrong has been trading in the motoring finance industry for 21 years. He is the Managing Director of Whichdeal Limited which incorporates the Creditplus, Dealerplus, Visitcars and CarLeasingPlus brands. In 2013, Creditplus reported record sales of car finance agreements, and expects to see a continued increase in sales in 2014. Shaun and his team regularly write and contribute features to a number of motoring and finance publications, both on and off line, and are widely considered to be experts in their field.

Under Shaun’s guidance, Creditplus used 2013 as a year to innovate and expand.

As a responsible finance provider they are passionate about providing consumers with a safe and ethical way of applying for finance, continuing their focus on our soft search credit checks which allows them to match the consumer to the right lender quickly and accurately, speeding up the whole car buying process while ensuring it does not affect the customers credit rating.

The good work that Creditplus does has been confirmed by independent review site Review Center, which shows that 9 out of 10 customers would recommend them.

You can view the full list of the 50 most powerful people in UK car finance at Motor Finance Online; however a subscription is required.

More About Creditplus:

Founded in 2004, Creditplus have been the innovative driving force in the online car finance market. Led by managing director Shaun Armstrong, Creditplus is a leading online car finance specialist. In December 2012 he was voted into the top 50 list of the most powerful people in the UK car finance industry.

Based on the South Coast, Creditplus has developed close relationships with the leading UK finance companies including Barclays, Santander and Alphera to name but a few. These relationships allow Creditplus to provide the most competitive finance offering to their customers for car finance and leasing products.

Creditplus continue to be the most innovative online car finance provider. They have developed many bespoke tools that enhance a consumer’s online experience. They were the first company to offer an instant online decision for car finance; they have created a real time finance quotation tool that is powered by multiple lenders against real vehicles and even a credit rating guide to aid consumers that are unsure about their credit rating.

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