SAF Approved Dealer Directory

What is SAF?

Specialist Automotive Finance (SAF) was introduced by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) in 2007 to boost professionalism in dealerships and increase consumer confidence in car finance.

The SAF competence test assesses dealer staff knowledge of the available types of motor finance and the regulations that govern their sale in showrooms. The test must be retaken every 12 months to ensure that salespeople’s knowledge is up to date. The SAF test is audited by the FLA. Over 74,000 tests have been taken online since 2007.

The SAF Consumer Checklist

The SAF consumer checklist summarises the standards you can expect from SAF Approved dealers when talking to them about your finance options. The SAF consumer checklist is supported by members of the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) and the Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMIF).


Download the SAF Consumer Checklist PDF

SAF experts are up to date on the latest dealer finance options and will:

  1. Help you understand all the different finance options available, and how these can be tailored to meet your specific car-buying needs.
  2. Help you make an affordable and appropriate choice that is right for you and your car.
  3. Personally guide you through the finance application process to make it simpler, quicker and more convenient to complete.
  4. Provide a single point of contact to help you deal with your car and your finance as a combined purchase.

Find your nearest SAF Approved Dealership