>Bumper Future Looks Bright as latest funding round secures £14 Million Investment
Bumper Future Looks Bright as latest funding round secures £14 Million Investment
We are pleased to announce we have received our largest investment to date after our latest funding round.
An £850,000 investment has been secured through equity given to private investors. This brings our total investment to £4 million over the last 5 years. This comes alongside our £13.3 million debt facility provided by Naviter Capital, who was also one of the equity investors.
This latest investment follows a long period of growth, with over 2,000 UK dealerships using our buy now pay later option to sell over £50 million pounds worth of service work since our launch in 2015. A large increase came in 2019 where lending grew 100% year-on-year. An increase due to trusted partnerships with brands such as Peugeot Citroen, Ford, Vauxhall, Jaguar Landrover and Volkswagen and a commitment to providing an ethical payment option to customers and a reliable and robust solution to dealerships.
Bumper CEO James Jackson said, “Dealerships are going through a particularly difficult time at the moment amid the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus and while this will lead to an unavoidable short term slowdown in aftersales activity many have already recognised the longer term importance of adopting interest-free payment methods within their service departments. This is especially important when it comes to selling work that they would have otherwise missed out on.
“In the short term we’re committed to helping provide dealers that are still offering aftersales support with the ability to offer their customers flexible payment methods, something that will be beneficial to both vehicle owners and dealerships alike in the challenging times ahead. This has included developing a fund to help vulnerable customers by discounting their final repayment bills during the ongoing pandemic. Beyond this, we aim to increase both our footprint and the utilisation of our platform across the UK.”