What is a Car Leasing Broker?


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By Crispin O'Toole-Bateman

on Thursday 28 March 2019


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What is a leasing broker?

Often you hear about ‘the middlemen’, typically with the phrase ‘cutting out the middleman’ used to signify some sort of cost advantage to you, but the reality is that the middleman is doing a lot of work to make your life easier – we should know because we’re the middlemen!

Complete Leasing is a vehicle leasing broker service, and we are happy that many of our customers consider us to be the best UK car leasing broker.

But what is it that we do, and what’s the difference between a car leasing broker and dealer? This short article is designed to answer those questions for you.

Dealer vs. broker – what’s the difference? How does Complete Leasing work?

The dealer is the person with the car. They have a business that includes supporting their warranties with qualified professional mechanics, selling cars to the general public with a showroom and having people to help with test drives. They work for one manufacturer and cannot help or comment on others, who are considered their competition.

The broker is someone who works with multiple dealers from different manufacturers as well as multiple finance companies, helping the end customer (that’s you!) get a really good deal on your vehicle and making sure you get the vehicle that really suits your needs.

We don’t make the cars, we don’t control the financing, we sit in the middle with an impartial overview, looking for the best offers and keeping up to date with the latest advances in the industry.

What are the advantages of using a vehicle leasing broker?

You get access to a world of research and knowledge that would take months, even years of independent study to accumulate yourself. We have the respect of the dealers in the industry to command better prices and get the side deals that the general public never get to see. We can also see when an opportunity exists for an improved offer and we know how to negotiate it.

When you work through a good broker, you work with the power and weight of an experienced negotiator on your side.

Are there leasing broker disadvantages?

Whenever you place your trust in someone, there’s always the chance that it could be abused. Bad brokers, those out to make money for themselves at your expense, are able to abuse that trust and tell you a deal is good when it isn’t. They won’t advise you on the car that’s best for you, but the one which offers them a higher commission from the dealership. A bad broker ‘sees you coming’ and takes advantage at every turn.

Luckily, we’re not a bad broker!

How do I know if a broker is good?

Complete Leasing is registered by the BVRLA – that’s the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association, which means we are properly regulated to make sure we do what we say – and that’s to get you the best deals in the UK on both personal leasing and business leasing.

It’s the BVRLA that sifts out the bad brokers from the good and by checking that the broker you are dealing with is properly registered, you get the peace of mind of knowing that that can be trusted. Just like you can trust us!

Leasing a car through Complete Leasing

We work with some of the best car dealers across the UK to bring you the finest quality offers. Take a look at our lease cars on offer and fill in our short contact form or give us a call to take it to the next stage and soon you’ll be driving a shining brand-new vehicle that’s the envy of all!

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