- Online loan application launch expands digital support for dealers
Santander Consumer Finance (SCF) is set to launch its online loan application platform with e-sign capability in a significant expansion of its support for dealers.
Selected dealers have started testing the system which will be rolled out across the country within the next month for partners already using Santander Consumer Finance’s free online finance calculator.
The new system is integrated into the dealer’s website and customers will be able to source a finance quote on the calculator before applying in Santander Consumer Finance’s secure online platform. Installation takes minutes for dealers who already have the calculator and Santander Consumer Finance will support dealers to help them make the most effective use of the digital proposition.
Customers receive a real-time decision on their selected product and accepted customers can then choose to sign their documentation at home or at the dealership. The system is designed to provide a simple, fair and personal experience for car buyers.
It builds on the success of Santander Consumer Finance’s partnership with Volvo Car UK launched in April enabling customers to configure and order their car and sign a finance agreement online.
Stewart Grant, Santander Consumer Finance Commercial Director said: “This is a significant step in our digital marketing strategy and underlines our commitment to supporting our dealer network in maximising sales and profitability within the growing digital market.
“It is a huge achievement for the teams involved at Santander Consumer Finance to be able to launch two Online Application systems in less than four months and within a year since the project was first planned.”
Dealers interested in using the calculator or wishing to register interest in the Online Application platform should contact their Business Development Manager or visit www.santanderconsumer.co.uk/dealer
Santander Consumer Finance, headquartered in Redhill, Surrey, employs 600 staff and is the UK’s leading independent finance company with over 500,000 live customer agreements in place.