July 25th, 2018.

Santander Consumer Finance (SCF) has been selected by Yamaha Motor UK as its exclusive finance provider from January 2019.

The new contract will see SCF providing a range of retail and wholesale finance facilities, aligned with Yamaha Motor’s customer-centric development strategy, across Yamaha products including the Motorcycle, Marine and All-Terrain Vehicles (ATV).

With a nationwide network of 300 dealers and distributors, Yamaha Motor Europe N.V’s UK headquarters is located in Woking, Surrey and is responsible for the coordination of all marketing, sales and service support activities for its range of Yamaha motorised products including motorcycles and scooters (PTW’s), marine outboard engines, WaveRunners (water vehicles), 4-wheel all-terrain vehicles (ATV’s), golf cars, generators and snowmobiles.

Stewart Grant, Santander Consumer Finance Commercial Director commented: “Our new agreement with Yamaha is an exciting evolution in our leisure and specialist vehicle partnership strategy. We are immensely proud to be working in the UK with a world-renowned iconic brand with which we share the common values of quality and performance. We have been working with multiple Yamaha European group companies for some time and have acquired a deep understanding of the Yamaha brand, business strategy and values.”

Lee Neesham, Country Manager for Yamaha Motor UK, commented: “As a customer-centric company, we always strive to offer our customers and dealers the best service to suit their requirements; and it’s clear that finance has become an integral part of the business. Having a single supplier for all of our finance requirements across the range of product groups will bring many efficiencies and ultimately lead to a more consistent and coherent strategy for both dealers and retail customers.”

John Corrigan, recently appointed as Sales Director to Santander Consumer’s Leisure and Specialist Vehicle division added: “We are delighted to welcome Yamaha Motor UK to Santander and we’re excited about our expanding relationship with them. Yamaha has a product range designed to surpass customer expectations and Santander’s service delivery is built on the same mantra.

“As such I am confident that the Yamaha retail network will benefit from our dedicated account management and specialised operational support designed to build loyalty and keep customers in the Yamaha family for the long term.”

Santander Consumer Finance, headquartered in Redhill, Surrey, employs 600 and is the UK’s leading independent finance company with over 500,000 live customer agreements in place.

Yamaha Motor UK has gone from strength to strength in recent years with the introduction of models such as the MT-07 and MT-09 motorcycles, Kodiak ATV and cutting-edge technology across its Marine Outboard Range.