Dear Member,
Some good news for our members

As I am writing this, it is difficult to believe that January 2015 belongs to the past and that we are already well into the second month of the year!
Looking back at January, new vehicle sales for the month showed a slight decline compared to the same period last year. But there is good news too. Industry experts point out that there has been a move towards used vehicles, which can be attributed to price increases on new vehicles and the availability of good quality used stock at affordable prices.

And there is even more good news... If you have not signed up for the IDA Online Platform yet, you now have until the end of June 2015 to take advantage of the Free Trader offer!

As mentioned in the previous newsletter, we are now part of a bigger group. I am happy to report that the transition process is happening smoothly and we have found a perfect fit in Lightstone.

There is nothing new to report on MIBCO at the moment, but we will keep you up to date on any developments.

On a different note, let's hold thumbs for our boys down under! Click here for everything you need about the Cricket World Cup.

All the best until next time,

Pieter Wessels
CEO IDA Group of Companies

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