had a knock-on effect on volumes of motor finance, the Finance
& Leasing Association (FLA) reported.
13 percent fewer used cars were purchased using point-of-sale
finance than in the same month in 2008.
However, the volume of new cars purchased using dealer finance
fell by less than the overall new car market, with the SMMT
recording a 30.9 percent drop in new registrations during the
Levels of hire purchase also fell year on year, with 44 percent
fewer new and 30 percent fewer used cars financed on HP in January
2009. Consumer new car finance penetration stood at 53.1