Opinion on Automotive in United Kingdom

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Expert View
Expert View

A crushing blow to uninsured drivers

The Greenaway report, a UK government-commissioned study into the problem of uninsured driving, signals the start of a crackdown on motorists that drive without insurance. This report should provide the catalyst for strengthening legislation and Datamonitor's James Greenwell argues that it will finally bring UK compliance levels in line with the rest of Europe...

Published By Datamonitor
12 Aug 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

AA / Shoosmiths: a personal injury push

The AA's partnership with Shoosmiths will allow it to compete with RAC's blossoming legal services division and capitalize on new opportunities in the sector. The services group's timing is appropriate, as regulatory changes in the law profession are likely to see a raft of familiar retail brands offering legal services. Like RAC, the AA is well placed at the vanguard of this shift.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Apr 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

AA/Saga: insurer looks set to benefit from proposed in-house credit hire operations

In a move to tackle the costs associated with credit hire, AA/Saga plans to bring its arrangements in-house. Credit hire costs are a major source of claims inflation for motor insurers, and bringing credit hire in-house could generate a lucrative side line, while also giving it greater control over a key driver in claims costs.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jul 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

AA: the road to success

After its recent acquisition by private equity houses CVC and Permira, the AA has announced a major restructuring including an exit from the car servicing business and cutbacks of up to 1,300 jobs. The moves will create a more efficient, streamlined and profitable company.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Oct 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Admiral: calm waters now but storms ahead

Launching the biggest flotation on the London market this year, and one of only eight IPOs so far on the main exchange, Admiral has set its stall out to go public. While rapid growth and financial success has been Admiral's trademark, serious questions remain as to whether the timing and pricing of the offer will attract sufficient interest.

Published By Datamonitor
09 Sep 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

Aftermarket: many garages unaware of changing regulations

A large proportion of garages and tire dealers in the major European markets are not aware of legislative changes due later this year. However, Germans are particularly well informed and optimistic, believing that their businesses will grow as the number of franchised dealers falls.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
28 Mar 2003
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Auto manufacturing: number of cars in UK up 2.7% per year

Published By Datamonitor
15 Jan 2002
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

Auto production: Germany made 3.34 million in 2001

Published By Datamonitor
08 May 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

AutoLogic: accelerated by Axial

Published By Datamonitor
29 Mar 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

Avis: feeling the pinch of a corporate freeze

Avis Europe, one of the best-known brands in car rental, has seen pre-tax profits fall by 15% in 2002, citing the fall in business travel as a key factor. This year will continue to be tough for rental companies, and performance will only pick up when economic stability returns.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
04 Mar 2003

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