Close Motor Finance are pleased to announce they have entered into an official partnership with the UK arm of the Malaysian motor manufacturer Proton Cars as of the 9th January 2012. 

This new relationship will enable Close to bring its unique proposition to the 70 Proton dealerships located across the UK via an extensive branch network committed to local, hands on support.

Chris Reid, Manufacturer Development Director said: 

“We’re really pleased to be able to work with a company that has similar ambitions for continued and sustainable growth over the next few years. This new relationship with Proton demonstrates our desire to become a key player in the manufacturer market, with both the appetite to lend and infrastructure in place to manage large volumes and develop strategic partnerships with other manufacturers going forward.” 

Simon Park, General Manager, Sales and Marketing, for Proton added: 

“With the launch of five new products planned to roll out over the next two years, Proton is moving into an exciting period of growth and we therefore took the decision to enter into a joint venture with Close to help us provide continued excellent support to our 70 dealerships which are based across the UK.” 

Close Motor Finance will provide the Proton UK Cars dealers with a flexible approach to finance and the close and personal business values to which its 7,000 strong dealer partners have come accustomed to. Although in its infancy, the Manufacturer Division at Close Motor Finance will help the company continue with the extensive growth plans it has for the future. 

Close Motor Finance is perceived to be one of the fastest growing independent point-of-sale finance providers in the UK with over 70 experienced account managers spread across the country.