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UK Gets Its Largest-Ever Fleet Card

Allstar has launched its newest fuel card for fleet, and according to the company, it is the U.K.’s largest ever.

In an announcement this week, Allstar revealed the release of its new Allstar One card, said to be the nation’s largest with connections to nearly 8,000 fuel sites. The card also offers discounts at more than 1,800 fuel sites.

The service comes with security features through Chip and PIN technology, the firm said, with online authorization and transaction limits that can be controlled by fleet managers.

Further, the fleet card offers features aside from fuel procurement services, such as automobile glass repair and replacement, fuel and breakdown assist, and other maintenance services. Allstar said that the card can save businesses as much as 20 percent through cost savings.

“The launch of the Allstar One card is all about offering our customers more choice, more convenience and further control,” said Allstar Managing Director Peter Bridgen. “We know that some just want a simple fuel card, and that’s fine, whilst others are beginning to see the real cost and time savings benefits of using their fuel card for additional services, particularly as this also comes through on one Allstar HMRC approved VAT invoice, which saves costly administrative time.”

Other additional services that come with the card are access to Allstar’s Ecopoint scheme, allowing businesses to track their carbon emissions from fleets, and the Business Mileage Monitor, which offers an automated system for businesses to track mileage and ensure accurate payments and reporting.

“By having all of these products and services on one card,” said Bridgen, “our customers can easily tailor the services they want to use to meet their business requirements.”

Allstar said it would be extending the new Allstar One card to include a rental vehicle service later this year, but Bridgen added that more partnerships and developments are in the works for this year and for 2016.



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