AutoScout24.nl partners with auto info app Finnik

01 Aug 2017

AutoScout24, the leading used-auto site in the Netherlands, partnered with Finnik, an app and website that supply information about vehicles based on their license plate numbers.

The move follows in the footsteps of a competitor site AutoTrack.nl, which partnered with a U.S.-based vehicle-history service Carfax in October 2015 (we reported here).

Amsterdam-based Finnik offers basic vehicle information, such as its technical specifications and history, but also offers premium services, including information on previous owners, previously done reparations, stats based on brand, model, and auto type.

Finnik is a subsidiary of VWE Automotive, a marketing, data and admin services provider to Dutch auto dealers.

The collaboration between AutoScout24 and Finnik is expected to support buyers and sellers in their online searches and transactions. When consumers request a car report via Finnik, they are linked to the AutoScout24 site. Thanks to the cooperation, users can now check the status of cars – and then buy them right there.

The Finnik app (launched by VWE in 2015) also enables auto owners to order stickers of environmental friendliness of their vehicles, valid for several countries of Europe, particularly Germany. Finnik also validates mileage and offers a whole host of other information.

Every month, three million car reports are downloaded via Finnik, of which 95 percent are done via the app.

Finnik has two million app downloads, 850,000 active users and it generates more than 38 million car reports per year.

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Anastasia Gnezditskaia

Anastasia Gnezditskaia has joined AIM Group in 2014 as a writer/analyst covering France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Eastern Europe. A Russian living in Antwerp, Belgium, she has a background working for trade publications covering markets and their regulation. She is educated at Moscow State Lomonosov University (MA in psychology) and Central European University (PhD in public policy). After obtaining her doctoral degree, she taught international political economy at George Washington University in Washington DC where she lived for 10 years. Following this she managed international development projects in Africa at the World Bank, and worked as a journalist covering Congress, federal government agencies and commodity markets, particularly shale gas development in North America.