This page provides further information and links to help you make an informed decision on how best to finance your next car purchase.

FLA Guides

We have produced some handy guides which tell you more about your new and used car financing options. You can download the guides, or print them off, for future reference.

Don’t forget, if you have any specific questions about car finance that haven’t been covered in our guides, you can use our ‘Ask an Expert’ feature.

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Car industry information

The latest information on the car industry and model launches can be found at the following websites:

Glass’s Guide
Parker’s Guide
What Car?
Auto Trader
Motor Finance Journal
Motor Trader Magazine
Automotive Management

Car industry trade bodies

Finance and Leasing Association (FLA)
Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMIF)

British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA)
Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT)

Consumer advice

The Financial Ombudsman Service
Citizens Advice Bureau
Money Advice Service
Step Change Debt Charity

Credit reference agencies

You can check what information is held on your credit report by contacting:


Vehicle history checks

Vehicle checks provide information on the history of a car. Agencies that provide these checks (including whether a car is subject to outstanding finance) include:

CDL Vehicle Information Services
Experian Auto Check