Barclays has launched a new service for SMMT (Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) members. The service includes a dedicated automotive industry-focused relationship manager, a commission-free banking period, discounted business tariffs of up to 20 per cent and free financial reviews. The package is aimed at SMMT member companies with a turnover of between £1-30m. SMMT benefits include access to a free legal advice helpline, a quarterly European car production forecast and the launch of a technical advice line aimed at providing members with quick and easy access to information on technical standards and regulations.
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