April 10, 2011 19:01 ET

Swinton Commercial Welcomes Ford Scrappage Scheme News

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 10, 2011) - Swinton Commercial is welcoming the news that Ford is introducing a Commercial Vehicle Scrappage scheme for London based drivers.

The UK's leading high street retailer of cheap van insurance welcomes the news that will see Ford paying up to £3,000 towards a brand new van for customers who scrap vans of ten or more years old.

The scheme is designed to help van drivers to get into cleaner, greener commercial vehicles. The vans available on the scheme are the Ford Fiesta van, Ford Transit Connect and Ford Transit.

The car scrappage scheme, which ended on 31st March 2010, saw 330,000 customers* benefit from it each getting an allowance of up to £1,000 towards new car. Some dealerships even offered more than the recommended £1,000 handing out allowances as high as £3,000.

Phil Moss, Commercial Vehicle Manager at Swinton Commercial said, "Any van drivers who are considering scrapping their old van for a brand new model should ensure they have adequate van insurance to cover the new model as it will be likely to have a higher premium."

The Ford Scrappage Scheme is offering the following discounts on the scheme:

  • Fiesta Van - £1,000

  • Transit Connect - £1,500

  • Transit (Front-wheel drive) - £2,000

  • Transit V348 (Rear-wheel drive) - £3,000

*BBC News online 30.03.10

For more information please contact Mairead Rodden or Jonathan Brook at Manchester PR agency SKV Communications on 0161 838 7770 or email firstname.surname@skvcommunications.co.uk.

About Swinton
  • Swinton Commercial is the dedicated commercial insurance division of the Swinton Group

  • Swinton Commercial was awarded Commercial Lines Broker of the Year 2008 and is a finalist at the British Insurer Awards 2009

  • With 603 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer

  • Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community

  • Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance

  • With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates.

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