SAF Essentials

SAF Essentials

  • For new entrants or those with no experience of motor finance
  • Endorsed by The London Institute of Banking & Finance
  • Easy to understand factsheets
  • No online test – the learning can be used to assess understanding of basic motor finance concepts
  • Free for all users
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SAF Expert

SAF Expert

  • Industry standard of learning for all customer facing staff involved in the sale of motor finance
  • Accredited by The London Institute of Banking & Finance
  • The original ‘SAF competency test’ - on successful completion learners receive a ‘SAF Expert’ certificate
  • Annual online test
  • Free for all users
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SAF Advanced

SAF Advanced

  • For industry professionals that wish to gain formal recognition for their motor finance knowledge
  • Level-3 qualification awarded by The London Institute of Banking & Finance
  • On passing the exam - 'CertAutoFS’ can be used on business cards
  • Learning supported by new ‘Academy’ package available to purchase via app store
  • Reduced fee and unit exemption on attaining SAF Expert test pass
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SAF Approved

SAF Approved

  • Recognition that all customer facing staff hold a SAF Expert test pass
  • All firms awarded with a trophy and certificate
  • Dealer groups receive an entry on the Financing Your Car dealer directory
  • Free for all eligible firms
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SAF Benefits

SAF raises standards and improves knowledge by providing a pathway of motor finance learning to industry staff.

The key benefits:

  • Knowledge based training written for all levels of industry staff.
  • Free access to SAF Essentials and SAF Expert training materials.
  • Supports the professional development of staff.
  • Credible learning produced in partnership with The London Institute of Banking & Finance.
  • Improves customer's confidence in the motor finance information they receive.
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SAF Expert Training Materials

The FLA has developed training material to help you and your colleagues prepare for the online SAF Expert test. The material can be studied online, or downloaded and printed as a PDF via the links below.

Dealer Testimonials

SAF Expert remains the industry standard level of motor finance training for all our ‘approved’ staff. They benefit from the free comprehensive material and they complete an annual competence test, to keep their knowledge up to date
Darren Edwards, CEO of Sytner Group
Compliance is a critical operational competency to ensure customers get the right experience. The SAF regime is a testing yet appropriate component of our compliance training and we rely on is as consequence.
Robert Forrester, CEO of Vertu Motors
We have been SAF Approved for several years, enabling us to promote the fact that all of our sales staff have met the industry standard. This ensures that both our staff and our customers have confidence in the sales process
Michael Holahan, Managing Director of Cargiant
After taking the SAF test, the sales team is more confident in presenting finance products to customers. Credibility for the team and the business is the main benefit.
Dealer Principal, Evans Halshaw Citroen Leeds
The SAF test has helped improve our customers experience in showrooms because our sale teams are well-prepared and more confident with finance-related queries.
Group Finance and Insurance Manager, Westover Group
The competence test helps our business to act in a professional manner and speak more knowledgably about car finance. We also use the test as a training tool to help induct new starters at the business.
Westover Toyota Bournemouth