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Matthew Beatty

Matthew Beatty

Matt joined the ACA Research team in late 2021. Having previously worked in the Insurance industry, he is looking forward to applying his studies and past experiences to the research sector across the various industries ACA Research is involved with.

Recent Posts by Matthew Beatty:

VFACTS – How has 2022 started?

'New vehicle sales are currently dictated more by supply than demand.‘

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Unpacking The Dealership Finance Experience

This is the third piece in our series of AFI articles, exploring different aspects of consumer automotive finance.

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Unpacking Automotive Finance Purchasing Channels

In this second piece in our series of AFI articles, we look at the finance channel (i.e. who actually sells the finance to vehicle purchasers), and how this is changing over time. Click here to read the first piece, which explore the finance purchasing customer journey.

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Unpacking the Automotive Finance Customer Journey

Welcome to the first of three articles, exploring different aspects of the 2022 Automotive Finances Insights study. In this one, we introduce the customer journey, looking at how it can vary across different consumer segments.

More than 9 million Australian households currently own at least 1 vehicle, with over a third (3.2 million) having used finance to fund at least some of their purchases. While there is no doubt that this offers significant opportunities for OEMs, financiers, and other associated businesses, it is important to remember that these purchases can follow extremely different paths. It is therefore critical to understand the customer vehicle selection and finance journey, and the key needs of consumers as they move through its different stages.

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Omicron Economic Rebuild: Australia's Strong Finish to 2021

With just under 80% of all Australians receiving at least 2 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by the end of 2021, businesses were finally given a fighting chance to return to normality. Whilst booster shots are still being rolled out and restrictions are still varied from state to state, the following data indicates that the Australian economy is slowly rebuilding and becoming more resilient to the disease despite record case numbers with the arrival of the Omicron variant in late November.

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