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  • Published: 28 April 2020

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has now confirmed temporary measures to support motorists who are facing difficulties making their car finance payments during the coronavirus crisis.

The measures will see a three month payment holiday for motor finance agreements. The FCA also said that if customers are experiencing temporary payment difficulties, then lenders and providers should not take steps to end the agreement or repossess the vehicle.

The FCA also stated that firms should not alter personal contract purchase (PCP) or personal contract hire (PCH) agreements in any way, deeming it unfair. Also, if a customer would like to keep their vehicle at the end of a PCP agreement but doesn’t have the funds to cover the balloon payment, they should work together to find a fair and appropriate solution.

Christopher Woolard, interim chief executive at the FCA, said, “We have worked at pace to introduce temporary financial relief tailored for a range of specific credit products. Many firms are already working with their customers, but these measures ensure all consumers affected by the coronavirus emergency can apply for a temporary freeze on their payments.”

The plans, which were initially disclosed earlier this week, have now been confirmed and will come into force on Monday (April 27).

Transport For London

Cars need to meet minimum emission standards when travelling in the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) or the daily charge must be paid.

Minimum emission standards

Petrol: Euro 4
Diesel: Euro 6

The ULEZ will be enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle rather than the age. However:

Information from Transport For London

Check this car on the TFL website before purchasing: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/vrm-checker-ulez

Spencers Car Sales

At Spencers Car Sales we charge an admin fee of £50 when you purchase a used vehicle from us. The admin fee pays towards the preparation of your new car, to make sure it’s safe and immaculate when you drive it away.

Admin fee is charged as listed below:

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