Motoring innovation

We meet Simon Dixon, Founder of Rockar to find out how Barclays has helped him turn car buying on its head.

It was Simon’s frustration with the current car buying experience, or lack of it, that lead him to create Rockar, a truly customer focussed buying experience.

Launched in 2014, Rockar uses innovative digital technology to bring car stores to the UK's leading shopping centres, such as Westfield, Stratford and Bluewater in Kent.

Employing a team of ‘Angels’ – car experts who help, not sell – Rockar has created a unique car buying experience where the customer is empowered to be in control.

Rockar is a really innovative company, we see Barclays as the same. Innovation is at the heart of what Barclays are doing, it seems to be a bank that wants to evolve; very similar DNA to what Rockar is about.

Simon Dixon

Founder of Rockar

By understanding the importance of innovation, digital technology and customer centricity, Barclays supports Rockar’s vision and future ambitions to grow.

Barclays introduced Rockar to Barclays Partner Finance and Barclaycard’s mobile payment solution. By delivering products that are seamless within the customer journey, Rockar’s Angels are free to concentrate on delivering exceptional service.

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