A new card to help SMEs reduce fleet service, maintenance and repair (SMR) bills has been launched by Allstar Business Solutions.
Using the new Allstar Plus Visa card provides 10% off any vehicle SMR cost, including glass and tyres, at more than 1,000 garages nationwide, including brands Arnold Clark, Halfords and RRG.
The company said the offer is in response to a report that revealed economic pressures increasing for SMEs due to slowing revenue growth and a rise in costs, as the SME index falls to its lowest point since 2014. Research conducted by Allstar revealed 82% of SME fleets receive no discounts from suppliers on service, maintenance and repair work and 65% of SME fleet managers manually approve all SMR work by phone or e-mail.
The Allstar Plus VISA card combines fuel and general expenses, providing fleet managers with a single, consolidated HMRC-friendly invoice.
Thore Vestergaard, SVP and MD, Commercial Cards at Allstar’s parent company Fleetcor, commented: “It’s clear that the financial pressure on SMEs is growing, and as a result fleet management budgets are reducing.
“By leveraging our network and strong partnerships, we have passed on the benefits to our customers with a minimum 10% rebate across all purchases, service, maintenance and repair work. We look forward to expanding the scheme this year to cover other expenses that fleet managers regularly incur, including subsistence and accommodation.”
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