The motorcycle division of point-of-sale funder Close Motor Finance is celebrating its 13th year in business since this dedicated unit was launched in 2000.
Sales director Harvey Stead commented: “It’s only now after so long in the bike industry that we can reflect that it probably took us two or three years from when we set the team up to truly understand the motorcycle market. The dealers’ and consumers’ requirements are quite different to the wider retail finance industry and this needs a different approach to underwriting and processing. Our experience in this is not something you can achieve overnight.”
Motorcycle development manager Julian Oliver added: “This year is going to be an exciting one for the division. We’ve got some great things planned and we’re working on enhancing our dealer offering from both a product and technological standpoint. We’ve spent 13 years building strong relationships and we want to continue to do so for the next 13 years and beyond. We have more account managers on hand to support dealers than any other finance provider. We are fully committed to the motorcycle industry and, with a healthy appetite to lend and a partnership approach, our aim is to grow profitably together with our motorcycle dealer partners.”