Welcome to the VWFS Blog

man-driving-car-reverse

Top-Topic

Industry News

Most Brits believe they would re-pass their practical driving test

There’s a common school of thought that says drivers get better with age and our latest piece of research has confirmed this to be the case! 

  • Apr 29, 2022
  • 3 Minutes
women-by-fireplace.png

Top-Topic

Industry News

How has the pandemic impacted the nation’s driving routines?

We’re all adapting to the lasting impacts of the pandemic and one of the main changes is that hybrid working has been adopted by many businesses up and down Great Britain.

  • Apr 28, 2022
  • 3 Minutes
man-with-tablet-standing-in-office

Top-Topic

Industry News

How has the pandemic shaped the automotive industry?

It’s just over two years since the UK first went into lockdown and it’s safe to say we’re all continuing to feel the impacts of the pandemic.

  • Apr 26, 2022
  • 2 Minutes
man-lying-on-landing-stage-with-laptop

Top-Topic

Industry News

Automotive industry must embrace digital transformation being driven by younger drivers

In his latest column, our CEO Mike Todd analyses the digital evolution of the UK market and how this is influencing the future of the industry.

  • Apr 26, 2022
  • 3 Minutes
drive mode control .png

Industry News

Drivers face £5,000 fine for these four common mistakes behind the wheel

Motorists who’ve had reduced time in the car because of the pandemic should brush up on the Highway Code to avoid incurring fines for common mistakes.

  • Apr 7, 2022
  • 3 Minutes
group-young-people-arm-in-arm-walking-streets

Industry News

Hybrid working is key to developing inclusive cultures in 2022 and beyond

Our CEO Mike Todd analyses on our hybrid working pilot and how we are creating work environments that are fit for the future.

  • Mar 30, 2022
  • 2 Minutes
man leaning against car on road

Industry News

Used car market is heating up but won’t suffer burnout in 2022

There’s an old adage that cars depreciate in value as soon as they’re driven off the forecourt, but last year saw the start of an unprecedented trend that challenged this perceived wisdom.

  • Feb 11, 2022
  • 3 Minutes
GettyImages-512137667_PURCHASED_FULL_VWFS test6.jpg

Industry News

Staycations are in and overseas trips are out as personal vehicles remain central to holiday plans

With Christmas in our rear view mirror and summer still distant on the horizon, lots of us are turning our attention to winter holidays.

  • Jan 21, 2022
  • 3 Minutes
man gets out of Volkswagen car on a sunny day

Industry News

Agile approach to pave car retail's road to new 'normality'

Our CEO Mike Todd reflects on a transformative two years for the automotive retail sector and offers insight about what's needed to adapt to the road ahead.

  • Jan 12, 2022
  • 4 Minutes
couple-in-front-of-house

Industry News

How many of us are living more sustainably since the pandemic?

As we approach the two year anniversary of the first national lockdown, have our experiences of the past two years led to positive changes for the environment?

  • Jan 11, 2022
  • 4 Minutes
couple-arm-in-arm-in-front-of-car-Teaser.jpg

Industry News

How many families have given up their second car in lockdown?

As the impact of the pandemic begins to subside, many of us are adjusting to a new normal. In this article we reveal how many families have given up their second car since March 2020.

  • Nov 29, 2021
  • 3 Minutes
man gets out of Volkswagen car on a sunny day

Industry News

Brits love singing in the car with Adele and Ed Sheeran voted top carpool karaoke partners

If you’re anything like us you probably love a bit of car karaoke on the drive home from work – and we can officially reveal that most Brits use their car as a rolling music studio!

  • Nov 19, 2021
  • 3 Minutes
group of young people laughing as they cross the street

Industry News

We are putting customers at the heart of everything we do as industry bounces back from Covid and semiconductor shortage

As all businesses have had to plan and implement new processes to react to unprecedented times, we too have continued in our commitment to evolve our support for customers, brands and retailers with fresh thinking, product innovation and an understanding of the challenges and issues each are facing.

  • Oct 14, 2021
  • 4 Minutes
woman-getting-in-car-Teaser.jpg

Industry News

Where are the UK’s used car hotspots right now?

As you may have already read in the news, used cars are currently in extraordinarily high demand due to a global shortage of semiconductors, which are needed for the production of new cars. So that got us thinking – where in the UK have the most used cars changed hands this year? 

  • Oct 13, 2021
  • 3 Minutes
couple-arm-in-arm-in-front-of-car-Teaser.jpg

Industry News

What are subscription cars and why are they so popular with younger people?

Our latest study has revealed that millennials are keen to adopt a modern way of accessing cars that sees users subscribe to a vehicle rather than own one outright.

  • Sep 23, 2021
  • 2 Minutes
man gets out of Volkswagen car on a sunny day

Industry News

Are driverless cars the future of automotive travel? 

Technology is revolutionising many aspects of modern life, but it appears we Brits aren’t willing to relinquish our driving duties just yet. 

  • Sep 22, 2021
  • 3 Minutes
GettyImages-512137667_PURCHASED_FULL_VWFS test6.jpg

Industry News

Are you planning a staycation this year? Our research suggests you probably are!

The fallout from the pandemic is continuing to shape many aspects of our everyday lives and our cars are now more important than ever in helping us decide where and how we travel on holiday.

  • Aug 27, 2021
  • 3 Minutes
group of young people laughing as they cross the street

Industry News

The next steps in recruitment and employee growth as lockdown lifts

As the business community starts to rebound from the impact of COVID-19 and job vacancy numbers begin to mirror pre-pandemic levels once again, our CEO Mike Todd talks about the lessons businesses have learned over the past 18 months and how these will shape our collective effort in building more diverse workforces.

  • Aug 16, 2021
  • 4 Minutes
VWFS UK Mission.png

Industry News

VWFS driving workplace equality with accessible assistive technology tool

Here at VWFS we’re committed to getting the right people in the right teams. We believe in creating diverse workforces, promoting equality and nurturing inclusive working environments.

  • Jun 8, 2021
  • 3 Minutes
VWFS UK Careers.png

Industry News

What’s it like starting a new job in lockdown? 

Starting a new job can be daunting at the best of times – But how does it feel to apply for and begin a new job, when the country is in the midst of a global pandemic and everyone is working at home?

  • May 25, 2021
  • 3 Minutes
Volkswagen financial services, the key to mobility logo in grey

Industry News

VWFS accelerating towards digital future with double appointment to board of management

We are pleased to announce the appointment of two of our colleagues to the Board of Management.

  • May 6, 2021
  • 2 Minutes
VWFS UK Blog.png

Industry News

VWFS named one of the top 20 best places to work in the UK

Volkswagen Financial Services UK (VWFS) has been announced as one of the best places to work in the UK.

  • Apr 30, 2021
  • 2 Minutes
WC pic for linkedin videos edited v2.jpg

Industry News

We are recognised as a great place to work in wellbeing index 

We have been officially recognised as a ‘Great Place to Work’ in the latest wellbeing index published by employee experience platform, Great Place to Work.   

  • Mar 3, 2021
  • 2 Minutes
man sits on the sofa smiling while talking on the phone and looking at his laptop

Industry News

Digital financing soloution powered by SCRIVE and ONFIDO debuts at VWFS

We are excited to announce that we have recently rolled out our next-generation digital financing solution to our UK retailer network. Working in partnership with Scrive and Onfido to provide a thoroughly modern, secure financing experience for our retailers and customers alike. 

  • Mar 1, 2021
  • 1 Minutes
Mike Todd, VWFS Board of Management

Industry News

2021: A new emerging  landscape

Mike Todd, CEO at Volkswagen Financial Services (VWFS) predicts that aside from the impact of Brexit, three other key areas will continue to influence the automotive sector’s response post COVID-19.

  • Feb 2, 2021
  • 4 Minutes
PROJ099999_VW-VFS-2020-Privacy-Policy_Plain_1600x1067.jpg

Industry News

Pandemic acclerates next generations drive towards financing cars

Our own data suggests the traditional car ownership model is being turned on its head due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as Generation Z and millennial drivers accelerate towards finance deals.

  • Dec 15, 2020
  • 4 Minutes
Mike Todd, VWFS Board of Management

Industry News

Acceleration of automotive disruption 

Our CEO, Mike Todd, believes the seismic impact of Covid-19 on the economy will speed up the disruption many expected in the automotive industry. In this blog, Mike discusses how the acceleration of change has resulted in consumers seeking out different financial offerings that must enable low carbon and flexible-ownership models. 

  • Aug 12, 2020
  • 3 Minutes