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Bank of England briefed by Cap HPI on UK automotive market

Analysts from Cap HPI have briefed staff from the Bank of England on the current condition of the UK new and used car markets.

The briefing set out the record performance of new and used sales in recent years and discussed the relative stability of the market.

James Dower, senior editor of Black Book at Cap HPI, said: “Given the importance of the UK motor industry to the UK economy it is understandable that the Bank of England is interested in our perspective on the sector.

“Finance is a key driver of new and used sales, and we explained how used values and forecasts are developed and set out the cautious approach of lenders in the sector.”

The brief was given to Will Holman from the Bank’s Yorkshire & Humber Agency and Alex Golledge from South East & East Anglia Agency who are in a network of regional representatives that serve as the ‘eyes and ears’ of the Bank.

The Bank is interested in consumer credit, including the car finance market, as recently covered in the Bank’s June 2017 Financial Stability Report.

Cap HPI is also helping the Bank by providing relevant data-sets and its analysis of the car market.


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