WELCOME to the newest member of the Leasing Broker Federation – Belfast-based DFC, Northern Ireland’s largest, independent, locally owned vehicle management company.
Since 1989 DFC have been funding, supplying and managing cars and vans for both business and personal customers.
Managing thousands of vehicles across the UK and Ireland, they are experts in business & personal contract hire, minibus leasing, rental/minlease, sale & leaseback, vehicle purchase & disposal, VAT qualifying used cars & vans, fleet management and telematics.
As an exclusive partner of the RAC in Northern Ireland, DFC are also in a unique position within the leasing industry in that all leased vehicles include RAC Breakdown Cover & Accident Management, as well as giving customers the no-cost option of including telematics.
This game-changing approach, a first in Northern Ireland, guarantees maximum cost savings on the vehicle(s), secures peace of mind and promises full GPS coverage on all vehicles.
Working out of their state of the art premises in the Belfast Harbour Estate, just a stone throw from Belfast’s City Airport, their dedicated team, consisting of over 30 employees, across various departments, ensures that customers receive an excellent level of service both prior and during their time as a DFC customer.
Chief executive Uel Butler said: “We think it’s very important that our customers receive that hands-on approach. People in Northern Ireland like to deal with other local people.
“The recession years in Northern Ireland weren’t easy for many businesses. However, with the co-operation from many of our funders we were able to offer customers that little bit of flexibility, through contract extensions to ensure that their businesses continued to operate smoothly.
“But another key factor of our independence is the simple fact that we’re not allied to any one vehicle manufacturer. We provide honest advice to our customers without any ties to any big brand names.”
Managing director Peter Shaw added: “We’ve seen our business develop into areas like Personal Contract Hire in recent years as well as into a wider range of vehicles, from small hatchbacks through to medium saloon cars, up to director level vehicles and into the light commercial marketplace where we can supply vans up the 3.5 tonne level.
“We’re also harnessing the latest technology more and more across our operations to ensure that ensure that businesses continue to run efficiently and effectively.”