Europe Used Car Financing Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)

The Europe Used Car Financing Market is segmented by Car type (Hatchbacks, Sedans, Sports Utility Vehicle, and Multi-purpose Vehicle), by Financier (OEM, Banks, and Non-Banking Financing Companies), and by Country (Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Other Countries). The report offers the market size and forecasts in value (USD Billion) for all the above segments.

Europe Used Car Financing Market Size

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Europe Used Car Financing Market Summary
Study Period 2019 - 2029
Base Year For Estimation 2023
Forecast Data Period 2024 - 2029
Historical Data Period 2019 - 2022
CAGR 7.89 %
Market Concentration Medium

Major Players

Europe Used Car Financing Market Major Players

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Europe Used Car Financing Market Analysis

The European Used Car Financing Market is expected to register a CAGR of 7.89% during the forecast period.

The market is driven by several factors. The key factor remains the cost affordability offered by used cars over new cars. As the region has the presence of higher income groups, the demand for used cars has been propelled by used luxury cars. People are inclined toward using luxury car financing to buy cars. Cars, including SUVs and luxury sedans, are the key hotspot of consumers while going ahead with used car financing.

COVID-19 has deeply affected the market on both sides of the table. During this period, people realized the economic crisis and its adverse effects on individual lives. This has created sudden challenges for several individuals who lost their respective jobs during the period. Moreover, in the post-COVID-19 period, people have been shifting their preferences toward saving money. Thus, there is more inclination toward owning vehicles with distributed EMI options to avoid one-time payments.

Furthermore, market growth has also witnessed challenges in terms of prices offered by different vendors, lack of standardization, servicing costs incurred by used vehicles, and routine maintenance. This has marginally reduced the demand for used vehicles over the years, which may act as a key restrain for the market. A few notable trends, including a shift toward online buying, technological advancements, and reduced rates for car insurance premiums, have also been observed to help the market recovery during the forecast period.

Europe Used Car Financing Market Trends

This section covers the major market trends shaping the Europe Used Car Financing Market according to our research experts:

Online Purchase Has Gained Traction in Used Car Segment

Internet penetration has played the most crucial role in elevating the overall demand for used cars across Europe, which has ultimately elevated the demand for used car financing as well. The United Kingdom is among the leading countries with 83% smartphone penetration, followed by the Netherlands, Sweden, and Germany.

With the growing trend in technology, used car vehicle purchase through online sales has become the most preferred choice for customers over the past few years. Moreover, it provides additional facilities to monitor all the required documents, performance, and service records of the vehicle. This has proven much beneficial for consumers who can directly compare from a wide variety of choices and apply their desired filter to get the most relevant used car matching their choices.

Many new used car companies are entering the market and will continue to do so in the coming years. Companies are competing with the existing players by providing customized services, new fleets, and low-pricing strategies. Moreover, these online used car companies provide key fleets with options and filter to look through different OEMs, vehicle classes, and buying options. This has also helped consumers to check the respective buying options including financing rates, tenure, and down payment amounts for respective cars. For instance, in February 2022, Driverama announced the launch of online used car sales platform in Germany. The plan came when the company looked forward to expand its business potnetial in the German used car business. It announced that it will offer financing options as well for its available fleet.

Companies offering used cars in the market have partnered with financing companies in the region, including non-banking financial companies and banks, to offer better loan facilities for consumers. This has helped and contributed in boosting the market revenue.

Considering these factors, the demand for used car financing is expected to witness a significant growth during the forecast period.

Europe Used Car Financing Market - Mobile Internet Penetration, By Leading European Countries, 2021

United Kingdom to Lead the Front

The United Kingdom is among the largest automotive sector in Europe. The region is witnessing immense vehicle sales among both luxury and economic cars going to shift in consumer preferences towards owning luxury ones. Moreover, the region accommodates the used car landscape which is consistently witnessing immense growth over the years.

People are often seen opting for used car options to reduce the cost associated with a new car. They feel the advantages in taking ownership of a used car instead of a new one as it helps them to save more than 70% of their overall based on the car's condition.

Furthermore, the region has topped in internet penetration among European countries. Growing digitization and start-up with new business, models are promoting the used car financing market. Digitization helps to store, retain and retrieve data. Almost all information is in digital format. This reduces the capital resources required and reduces the problem of storing documents. Thus, these factors have been identified to drive the market for used car financing in the region.

Furthermore, the market is marginally hit by rising electric vehicle sales in the country. Used car consumers have showcased a reduction in the sales of the used car amid the government's mission of electric vehicle sales. This mitigated the consumer segment which resulted in the United Kingdom's used car transactions has fallen by -12.2% in Q3 of 2022 with 1,785,447 vehicles changing hands. In addition, this has been the second consecutive quarter of a decline in used car purchases amid the new car supply shortages hit. This has thus been identified as a key restrain for financing business over the short term.

Moreover, over the longer term used car segment is anticipated to accommodate electric vehicles which might revolutionize the business potential of the used car market.

Europe Used Car Market - Revenue Share () by Country, 2021

Europe Used Car Financing Industry Overview

The market for used car financing in Europe is moderately consolidated. The presence of limited organized and unorganized players has created such a market scenario. Also, most auto manufacturers, apart from offering their own financing, have tie-ups with banks and other financial institutions to offer a wider choice for their customers. But the relatively easier procedures to procure a loan from various NBFCs are expected to tilt the market in their favor. Players are offering better loan rates and discounts, thus creating a firm hold on the market.

Further, key banking companies have consistently regulated their partnerships with OEMs and companies offering used cars in the European marketplace.

Europe Used Car Financing Market Leaders

  1. Axa Bank Belgium

  2. Credit Europe Bank NV

  3. HSBC Holdings plc

  4. Deutsche Bank AG

  5. Allianz

*Disclaimer: Major Players sorted in no particular order

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Europe Used Car Financing Market News

  • October 2021: Auto1 FT, the leading financial partner of the automotive industry, announced the elimination of all manual input and paper processes in car financing. The company announced the integration of blockchain to assist car financing, both new and used, which is expected to reduce the paperwork efforts.

Europe Used Car Financing Market Report - Table of Contents

  1. 1. INTRODUCTION

    1. 1.1 Study Assumptions

    2. 1.2 Scope of the Study

  2. 2. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

  3. 3. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  4. 4. MARKET DYNAMICS

    1. 4.1 Market Drivers

    2. 4.2 Market Restraints

    3. 4.3 Porters Five Force Analysis

      1. 4.3.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.3.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.3.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.3.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.3.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry

  5. 5. MARKET SEGMENTATION (Market Size in Value USD Billion)

    1. 5.1 By Car Type

      1. 5.1.1 Hachbacks

      2. 5.1.2 Sedan

      3. 5.1.3 Sports Utility vehicles (SUV)

      4. 5.1.4 Multi-purpose Vehicle

    2. 5.2 By Financier

      1. 5.2.1 OEM

      2. 5.2.2 Banks

      3. 5.2.3 Non- Banking Financial Companies

    3. 5.3 By Country

      1. 5.3.1 Germany

      2. 5.3.2 United Kingdom

      3. 5.3.3 France

      4. 5.3.4 Italy

      5. 5.3.5 Other Countries

  6. 6. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

    1. 6.1 Vendor Market Share

    2. 6.2 Company Profiles*

      1. 6.2.1 BMW Financing Services Ltd.

      2. 6.2.2 Ford Motor Credit Company

      3. 6.2.3 Volkswagen Financial Services

      4. 6.2.4 Axa Bank Belgium

      5. 6.2.5 Credit Europe Bank NV

      6. 6.2.6 Allianz

      7. 6.2.7 Deutsche Bank AG

      8. 6.2.8 Lloyds Banking Group

      9. 6.2.9 HSBC Holdings plc

      10. 6.2.10 Barclays

  7. 7. MARKET OPPORTUNITIES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Europe Used Car Financing Industry Segmentation

Used car financing is the service that offers used cars to consumers at much-lowered prices with affordable EMI installments. These installments are divided based on the loan amount and tenure, with some fixed rate of interest.

The European Used Car Financing Market is segmented by Car type (Hatchbacks, Sedans, Sports Utility Vehicle, and Multi-purpose Vehicle), by Financier (OEM, Banks, and Non-Banking Financing Companies), and by Country (Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Other Countries). For each segment, the market sizing and forecasts have been provided on the basis of value (in USD million) and volume (in metric tons).

By Car Type
Hachbacks
Sedan
Sports Utility vehicles (SUV)
Multi-purpose Vehicle
By Financier
OEM
Banks
Non- Banking Financial Companies
By Country
Germany
United Kingdom
France
Italy
Other Countries
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Europe Used Car Financing Market Research FAQs

The Europe Used Car Financing Market is projected to register a CAGR of 7.89% during the forecast period (2024-2029)

Axa Bank Belgium, Credit Europe Bank NV, HSBC Holdings plc, Deutsche Bank AG and Allianz are the major companies operating in the Europe Used Car Financing Market.

The report covers the Europe Used Car Financing Market historical market size for years: 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and 2023. The report also forecasts the Europe Used Car Financing Market size for years: 2024, 2025, 2026, 2027, 2028 and 2029.

Europe Used Car Financing Industry Report

Statistics for the 2024 Europe Used Car Financing market share, size and revenue growth rate, created by Mordor Intelligence™ Industry Reports. Europe Used Car Financing analysis includes a market forecast outlook to 2029 and historical overview. Get a sample of this industry analysis as a free report PDF download.

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Europe Used Car Financing Market Size & Share Analysis - Growth Trends & Forecasts (2024 - 2029)