16/09/2019

It has been said that inefficiency costs many organisations up to 30% of their revenue, so it’s more important than ever for businesses to adopt sustainable time-saving techniques. When managing a fleet or running a business from the road, it can be tricky to keep on top of time management. In a study undertaken by TomTom, 81% of fleet managers agreed they could get more jobs done if they could automate and digitise more processes. Using a fuel card is known to increase efficiency for both...

09/08/2019

Fuel cards can be a complex topic, with so many different options and services to choose from. This complete guide to fuel cards covers everything you need to know including the benefits they offer and how they work, as well as the application process and how best to manage your fuel cards. All of your unanswered questions will be addressed as we provide you with a better understanding of fuel cards and how to use them – so you can make the right choice for your business. What&r...

09/08/2019

We generally recommend two types of fuel cards for fleets – bunker cards or standard fuel cards. To help you decide which type would be best for your fleet it can help to consider: How many vehicles are in your fleet and what sort of fuel limit will they need? Does your fleet mainly include HGVs or cars? Does your fleet mostly use motorways or A roads or is it more city-based? All these factors will impact the type of fuel card best suited to your fleet, to ensure you’...

09/08/2019

What is a Credit Check? Companies generally run credit checks when someone has applied for a loan or financial service, for example, a bank account, credit, utility supply, lease, or mobile phone contract. A credit check refers to the process of gathering information from your credit report to understand your financial behaviours, such as whether you pay your credit back on time, how much credit you have, your financial associations and credit history. With every fuel card applicatio...

09/08/2019

When you decide to set up a fuel card, you might be expecting to pay a variety of fuel card charges. To help you understand the context of these fuel card fees and manage your expectations, we’ve broken down industry standards by quoting tariffs from other fuel card providers across the industry: Card Fees While fees for physical cards vary across the industry, you’ll typically be looking at an average of £10 per card. This cost covers the overheads associated with...

09/08/2019

A supermarket fuel card gives drivers access to fill up at a range of different supermarket sites nationwide, including Morrisons, Sainsbury’s and Tesco. For fleets who operate locally, it can be a handy way to keep down fuel costs. We receive a number of frequently asked questions about how supermarket fuel cards work, which we will answer in this blog post. Q. Is supermarket fuel any good? A. A common concern is that supermarket fuel is sub-par and damages cars long-term. It&rsqu...

09/08/2019

Every so often someone asks us, ‘do fuel cards save you money?’ We are delighted to tell you that, in a variety of ways, they do. Saving money on fuel prices is one of the top benefits of securing fuel cards for you or your fleet, no matter how large or small it may be. So, how does this work? Fuel Card Discounts Fleet fuel cards from the major suppliers often provide a discount on every litre of fuel. This discount is usually volume-based, so the more you draw the better pri...

16/04/2019

Running a fleet is an expensive and time-consuming business. It’s no wonder then that anything that saves time and money is a hit with fleet managers. That’s why fuel cards are so popular. Often, they shave a penny or two from forecourt prices, and with single invoices taking away the pain of processing individual fuel receipts, they save time as well. Or at least, that’s the theory. Sadly, it doesn’t always work out that way. The fact is, some less ethical fuel ...

16/04/2019

There are a lot of benefits of a fuel card that bring efficiencies to your business regardless of the size of your fleet. From a single vehicle to hundreds, there are many reasons why fuel cards are better than any other form of payment, including cash and credit cards. In this blog, we examine the top 10 benefits of a fuel card to your business. 1. Save Money At The Pumps This has to be one of the top fuel card benefits. It is the only method of payment that offers discounts on ...

16/04/2019

In a previous blog, we talked about how hidden costs charged by unethical fuel card providers can drive up the price per litre by a significant margin. With lots of hidden costs to watch out for, fleet operators could be paying tens or even hundreds of thousands of pounds over the odds for the fuel they buy. But hidden costs are not the only thing that could be leaving you out of pocket. Another trick of the industry is to convince fleet operators they need a full UK coverage fuel card...