Volkswagen Financial Services continues to grow in first quarter of 2019
- Contract portfolio increased by 5.5 percent to more than 20.5 million units
- New contracts stable at almost 1.95 million units
The total number of contracts rose to more than 20.5 million, an increase of 5.5 percent. At the same time, new contracts remained stable at almost 1.95 million in the first quarter of 2019. Negative deviations in financing and insurance are mainly the result of the automotive markets in Turkey and Mexico. Across all product groups, new contracts for Porsche, SEAT, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and non-Group brands developed very positively.
The contract portfolio included: 6.5 million financing contracts (+6.0 percent), 4.4 million leasing contracts (+7.0 percent), 4.1 million service contracts (+5.8 percent) and 5.6 million insurance contracts (+3.5 percent).
In the first three months of 2019, new financing contracts totaled 586 thousand (-4.4 percent). Furthermore, 458 thousand new leasing contracts (+4.3 percent), 392 thousand new service contracts (+5.9 percent) and 514 thousand new insurance contracts (-2.5 percent) were signed.
Growth also continued in the German market. The contract portfolio rose to 6.09 million contracts at the end of March 2019 (previous year: 5.96 million contracts; +2.2 percent). New contracts were also up on the previous year at 547 thousand contracts (previous year: 538 thousand contracts; +1.7 percent).
|Portfolio of current contracts
|As at 31 March 2019
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|New contracts worldwide
|January to March 2019
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Volkswagen Financial Services is a business division of the Volkswagen AG group of companies and comprise Volkswagen Financial Services AG along with its associated companies, Volkswagen Bank GmbH, Porsche Financial Services, and the financial services companies in the USA, Canada, and Spain that belong directly or indirectly to Volkswagen AG – with the exception of the financial services of the Scania brand and Porsche Holding Salzburg. The key business fields embrace dealer and customer financing, leasing, the bank and insurance business, fleet management and mobility offers. Volkswagen Financial Services have a total of 16,267 employees worldwide – including 7,010 alone in Germany. Volkswagen Financial Services report total assets of around EUR 207.6 billion, an operating result of EUR 2.6 billion euros and a portfolio of around 20.3 million current contracts (as at: 31.12.2018).
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