Date:22 May 2012
B&Q Help Hitachi Capital Celebrate Its 30th Anniversary by Securing a Multi-Million Retail Credit
Following a competitive tender process, Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance, the UK’s number one provider of point of sale finance, has been appointed by B&Q to provide finance options, including interest free credit, to customers across its 349 UK store network.
Lisa Harrison, head of business development at Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance commented “Our bespoke systems were instrumental in securing the deal. Using our e-learning package we were able to simultaneously train all B&Q staff on the finance products; rolling out the new credit facility in record breaking time allowing B&Q to capitalise on the deal almost immediately.
Lisa continued “Constant investment in R&D and creating innovative solutions is key to us being the market leader for retail credit, helping our retail partners sell more and capitalise on those sales. I am extremely proud to be associated with a leading national brand such as B&Q, have a multi-million pound funding line and the systems available to help facilitate their sales.”
Hitachi Capital’s 1,200 retail partners, from national retailers, such as DFS, to bespoke and independent online retailers such as PC specialist, are increasingly looking to consumer finance incentives, such as interest free credit, to boost sales, as consumers seek alternatives to loans and credit cards.
-Ends-Notes to Editor:Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance
Founded in 1982 Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance is celebrating its 30th Anniversary and is the leader in providing innovative in store and web-based point of sale finance solutions to the UK retail sector. Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance is part of Hitachi Capital UK (PLC), which in turn is part of Hitachi Ltd, one of the most respected companies trading in the world today. Additional information about Hitachi Capital Consumer Finance is available at: www.hitachicapital.co.ukFOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
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