Fuel cards schemes are now being used by individuals and companies alike up and down the country. The benefits of using fuel cards are endless, but just to give an idea of why they’ve so become popular in recent years, these include receiving money off and allowing company owners to track each driver’s expenditure. It helps businesses keep an eye on their cash flow and cut down on administrative costs at the same time.
Many people also prefer to use fuel cards as they are a more convenient alternative to cash. We’ve all been in the situation where we’ve pulled up at the garage only to realise we’ve got no change, but this can be a thing of the past with fuel cards. The biggest problem most people face however, when searching for fuel cards is knowing which one to choose! To assist you in selecting the right one for your needs, here are 4 of the main types of fuel cards on the market:
BP is one of the country’s largest companies, not just in this sector, but any, with an impressive 7 million people using BP service stations each week. The BP Bunker fuel card is accepted by over 1000 forecourts across the nation and offers a competitive weekly price at over 500 bunker sites. This is what makes it suitable for a company varying weight goods vehicles. Users will also be pleased to know that they receive interest free credit.
Another option from BP is the BP Plus card. This pump price based card is accepted at all BP forecourts along with Texaco so you’ll be spoilt for choice. Naturally this options suits most people and is one of the most convenient and flexible ways to manage your fuel spend. Another added advantage of this fuel card is that you can collect nectar points as well as additional employee benefits.
Keyfuels is one of the largest, independent HGV bunkering networks and their sites are multi-branded, connecting with all of the best known fuel retailers such as total, Texaco, Shell and BP but to name a few. The company have also expanded recently to include Morrisons supermarket sites.
With this card you can expect to receive a fixed weekly price notification in advance by email or text, a valuable advantage, allowing your company tighter organisation.
Texaco are the only branded network that offers a national fixed discount price for both petrol and diesel. As with the keyfuels card, holders can enjoy advanced notification as well as no minimum monthly spend or contract.
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Husk Fuel is one of the UK’s leading fuel card companies, working in conjunction with some of the biggest names in the industry.