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Debis warns over 'one size fits all' strategy

FLEXIBLITY must be a watchword for UK employers as they adapt to new company car strategies to cope with the changing work environment.

Both fleets and their vehicle finance suppliers must adopt a range of strategies to keep drivers on the move, instead of considering a 'one size fits all' approach to vehicle supply, according to debis Car Fleet Management.

The leasing and fleet management firm claims employers should now treat personal car schemes in lieu of a company car as mainstream products for drivers.

Furthermore, it says companies should be prepared to provide flexible solutions to keep staff on the move as their careers develop. Therefore options ranging from contract hire, through finance lease, sale and leaseback and outright purchase have to be considered as part of the same funding portfolio, according to Rael Winetroube, sales director of debis Car Fleet Management.

He said: 'Responsible fleet management companies have a duty to use their expertise to guide their customers through the pitfalls and, by legitimate means, mitigate anomalies through intelligent financial solutions for business vehicle users.'

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