More people than ever before are heading online instead of to the forecourts, according to recent research. However, this shift in attitude should be embraced as an exciting opportunity for dealerships, argues Andrew Brameld, managing director of BNP Paribas Personal Finance’s motor finance business in the UK.
BNP Paribas Personal Finance signed up to the Women in Finance Charter in September 2018, making a commitment to help improve gender diversity. Stephen Hunt, CEO BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK, reflecting on the progress since signing up to the charter said; ‘When we signed up to the Charter in September 2018 we had 37% female representation within senior management. I’m pleased that this has now increased to 40% and we believe that we’re on track to meet our Charter target of 50%, by our deadline date of 30 September 2022.
As a global company, BNP Paribas Group’s employees’ work has made a big impact - proving small acts of kindness can make a big impact – not just on an international scale, but also closer to home in the local communities surrounding our offices. As part of our commitment to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through our corporate social responsibility (CSR) policies, all our employees are given one day a year to donate their time and volunteer for a charity or cause close to their hearts.
BNP Paribas Personal Finance has teamed up with TrustMark to offer its registered businesses and their customers a new range of finance options for work undertaken on the home. The partnership will give homeowners access to the funds required to carry out work on their property – with prohibitive costs being considered as one of the leading reasons for installers missing out on jobs.
Solihull based BNP Paribas Personal Finance has been celebrated for making an outstanding achievement in innovation in the town’s business community at this year’s Solihull BID Excellence Awards. The awards, held at voco St. John’s, recognises the successes of local businesses and their colleagues and colleagues from BNP Paribas Personal Finance were delighted to win the award in the outstanding innovation and enterprise category.
BNP Paribas Personal Finance has hosted a special event to recognise the achievements of charity partner Dallaglio RugbyWorks during its first 12 months in the West Midlands. The event at the company’s Solihull headquarters saw rugby-legend Lawrence Dallaglio address delegates following the Rugby World Cup in Japan, while he also used the opportunity to reflect on some of the charity’s key achievements during its first year in the region.