Homebase owners looking for buyer

Several private equity firms are reportedly looking into the acquisition of Wesfarmers-owned Homebase after claims emerged that the Australian group is looking to sell the loss-making DIY chain. In February, Wesfarmers reported a 15.7% decline in revenues for its Bunnings UK & Ireland – BUKI – division for the second half of 2017, as well as a […]

New consumer survey finds homeowners are improving not moving

A new survey is reporting four out of five homeowners are more likely to renovate than move house in the current climate.  The same survey also found that 64% of respondents are likely to seek out the services of a home improvement company in the next 12 months, with 20% anticipating to spend £10,000.   However, 30% of […]

CCS Article for KBB Review Magazine

CCS Finance Article for KBB Review Magazine If you’re looking to generate more enquiries, encourage customers to make quicker buying decisions and help your designers to up-sell, then offering finance could be the answer. Benefits of Finance The key benefits of offering finance are three-fold.  Firstly, it’s a great sales message that improves led generation […]

Is it time to switch to online applications..?

Save time & money with an online finance application system by David Grant There’s nothing wrong with using paper-based loan application forms ― they’re traditional, straightforward and all your salespeople need is a CCS biro!  As a business you may feel, if the process isn’t broken why fix it? But there may be benefits to […]

Credit for home improvements

Using credit for home improvements: the best way for customers to buy For most homeowners, taking the decision to go ahead with a home improvement project is a major purchasing decision.  Some customers will have a couple of repayment options open to them, but buying on consumer credit has several benefits and could be the […]

First Anniversary of CCS ‘Choices of Funding’!

Twelve months ago we announced our unique Choices of Funding approach to help retailers present all available repayment options to customers equally and compliantly. Many of you have now introduced the process and are reaping the benefits.  In many cases it’s not only helping with FCA compliance, it’s also substantially increasing credit sales and order […]

Consumer finance for Green Deal providers

The Government has recently withdrawn its support for Green Deal, and it’s left many businesses, like yours, wondering how they can help customers spread the cost of making their homes more energy efficient… Consumer Credit Solutions is the UK’s leading independent provider of home improvement finance – and we can offer competitive finance products that […]

G&G Finance Sales Continue to Rise – up 32% on the same period last year

Finance approvals in the Glass and Glazing sector for May/June 2015 were up approximately 32% on the same 60 day period in 2014 (from £23m to £30.5m).  The figures add to the optimistic findings in the recent Insight Data Report which found the total turnover of the UK’s Top 30 fabricators rose by 6% rise […]

Hot tub finance sales up 63%

Sales of hot tubs on finance have risen by more than 63 per cent on the same period last year – finance approvals were up from £1.4m in May 2014 to £2.2m in May 2015. Higher sales on finance are an excellent indicator of what is happening in the wider pool and spa market. Consumer […]

New research reveals UK families’ home improvement wish-list

New research reveals UK families’ home improvement wish-list Bi-fold Door Manufacturer, Origin, recently asked over 2000 British families what makes a happy family life, and they came up with some interesting findings.  In addition to family meals, Netflix, and lots of board-games and smart tablets, the research also found that two thirds of families want […]