The benefits of using a fuel card
Fuel cards deliver a wide variety of benefits, all of which are available to business customers. With a comprehensive choice of fuel station networks, fuel cards are a great way to improve cash flow, save money, and reduce the time taken to process lengthy administration tasks. All of which free you up to focus on what really matters, growing your business.
Top 10 reasons to use a fuel card
We have explored the benefits of fuel cards in much greater detail in our recent blog post but to summarise:
1. Not having to pay with or handle cash
Instead of paying for your fuel with a bank card or cash, a fuel card can be used to purchase fuel.
2. Fuel cost savings
If you’re a business owner, driver or fleet manager, a fuel card provides cost savings, often with a reduced rate.
3. Provides much closer management of fuel spend.
Many fuel cards have a spending cap on them, so you’re able to control your fuel spend and budget accordingly each month.
4. Reduces administrative time and tasks
Having a fuel card means there’s no need for receipts to be collected or spending to be recorded by drivers.
5. HMRC approved invoicing produced
Having a fuel card account means detailed HMRC approved invoicing is produced and sent directly to you. This can also be downloaded online, so everything is easy and to hand.
6. Flexibility and variety
Having all the previous benefits mentioned doesn’t mean you need to compromise on location and convenience for drivers who cover a lot of miles. Forecourts and fuel networks can be made up of hundreds of sites across the country.
7. Payment security
Only the registered users on a card can use it for fuel payment, meaning if a card gets lost or stolen, nothing can be spent on that card. Also, our fuel cards are locked down only to allow the purchase of fuel items so you can rest assured that your fuel cards cannot be used to purchase any other expense item. In addition, Fuel cards eliminate the need for cash; which can be stolen, lost or used for other unauthorised expenses.
8. Access to a breadth of data
Monthly reports and data produced from fuel cards mean you can optimise your drivers’ efficiency and understand their driving and refuelling habits much more clearly than ever before.
9. Fuel points and rewards
With certain fuel cards, such as with a supermarket fuel card, you can gain points that can be used towards rewards schemes.
10. Employers and employees alike can benefit
What we do
We work with all of the major networks and can therefore provide a card solution that can be mixed and matched to achieve an extensive national coverage, for diesel and petrol purchases.
Our fleet solutions are based on your current and evolving needs. We will continue to tweak and develop your package as your operational requirements and goals change. Ensuring you’re always receiving a fleet solution which is comprehensive and competitively priced.
For more information on the bespoke fuel card packages we can provide, please contact our expert team.