Challenging the stereotypes of a leasing broker

There are a lot of negative connotations associated with the automotive world in general.

And with the rapid growth of technology and the internet, the way people shop for a car has changed a lot. There are a variety of companies to choose from that will now help you get your next car online. 

Carparison was launched in 2018 in response to the growing demand for quick and easy online vehicle leasing. With us, you’ll find the widest range of personal and business leasing deals, from a number of different manufacturers and models.

You get the utmost convenience when you choose Carparison for your next car lease as wherever you are in the UK, you can order your car completely from the comfort of your own home.

But what exactly makes us different to all the other leasing brokers?

How Carparison challenges the stereotypes of a leasing broker

Our Head of Pricing and Procurement sat at his desk

Quality customer service is at the heart of our business

When you choose Carparison, you’re essentially shopping for a car online. But with online shopping and thus the lack of physical presence, comes the idea that there’s no personal touch to the leasing process.

One of the biggest industry stereotypes is that leasing brokers only care about getting the deal over the line. However, we pride ourselves on a customer-centric approach to the leasing process and want to ensure that every customer we work with gets the service that they deserve.

To prove it, we received a Feefo Platinum Trusted Service Award back in January 2023. This award is based on customer reviews and highlights that Carparison has achieved a level of outstanding service that our customers can rely on.

We also have a team of procurement specialists working tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure we can secure and advertise the very best lease deals. Our leasing consultants will help find you the perfect lease car at the best price, offering a range of financial options and terms which can be tailored to your individual needs.

We’re also proud to be contactable and offer many lines of communication, including Calendly and Live Chat to ensure there’s a channel for everyone to comfortably use.

Three female leasing consultants sat on a sofa, smiling.

We’re trying to improve representation of women in the automotive industry

It’s evident that there is gender stereotyping going on in the automotive world, it’s a fact that the industry has been dominated by men for years.

Just to name a few issues, we’re talking about the lack of women on sales teams, fewer women wanting to visit a dealership or speak to a male salesman because they feel intimidated, and the manufacturer marketing feeling too masculine.

At Carparison, 42% of our workforce identify as women. Although there is still much to be done, in March 2023, Carparison started offering the option of exclusively speaking to a female member of the team to try and make some customers more comfortable when enquiring about a car.

We hope this offering will not only be a vital step in driving fair representation of women working in the automotive industry, but will also create a more inclusive place for female drivers.

We are transparent in how we make our money

Most brokers are against the idea of displaying how much money they receive on a lease deal.

In fact, according to Broker News, a poll vote in 2020 showed that 77.8% of brokers voted no to displaying commission.

Carparison became the first leasing broker in the UK to offer full commission disclosure online for both personal and business contract hire agreements, in order to become transparent to our customers.

We want our customers to be treated fairly, have trust in us and feel confident when they’re setting out to lease their next car with us.

Carparison employee stood next to Tesla Model Y

We have in-stock lease deals and plenty of EVs

For anyone needing a car quickly, our in stock car lease deals are the perfect option.

Factory orders can take months of waiting and like most leasing brokers we do offer these kinds of deals. However, we also have a collection of vehicles in stock which is another thing that makes us different.

We can help you avoid the uncertainty of a factory order and give you the opportunity to be behind the wheel of your brand new lease car in a matter of weeks.

We also recognise that many people are now looking to make the switch to electric, but with the general consensus that electric vehicles are more expensive, it’s not always the most feasible option.

Since EV technology is still new and is constantly being updated to improve and perfect, it can feel like there’s no point in buying an EV outright since it’ll become outdated very quickly.

At Carparison, we have plenty of competitive electric car lease offerings which give drivers a flexible and more affordable way to drive an EV.

We don’t hide any costs

For most people, it all comes down to price when choosing your next lease car. And leasing brokers have been known for having additional or ‘hidden’ leasing costs.

The bulk of the cost comes from the initial payment and the monthly installments, but other costs that you’ll need to consider include a processing fee and maintenance fees, wear and tear fees and the excess mileage charge. Except for the processing fee, the additional costs are funder-based charges and are not through us, so we don’t make any profit on those.

Sometimes delivery fees are applicable for our own stock, but we always make customers aware before the order is confirmed.

Leasing a new car can be stressful, so we like to be clear with our pricing and costs. We make sure to fully break down all the fees associated with leasing a car, some of which are avoidable if you take care of your vehicle or set a suitable mileage limit for your needs.

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Laura Henley

Laura Henley

Laura is a Digital Copywriter in our (award-winning) marketing team, tasked with keeping you up to date with all the latest industry news and gossip. With a wealth of experience under her belt, there's no one better to keep you entertained and informed.