Hi my name’s Tristan and I’m studying Banking, Finance and Management at Loughborough University. I am currently working for the Network Funding department within the Business Control team at RCI Financial Services.

Network Funding manages the financing of Alliance Brand (Renault, Nissan, and Infiniti) vehicles at UK dealerships. This includes the management of manufacturer invoicing of vehicles and parts, providing credit limits to dealers, and taking into consideration the group's risk management rules and procedures.

As a department we lend over £1bn to dealers across the UK and Northern Ireland, and this facilitates the movement of vehicles across the whole network. Within Business Control we have the task of monitoring the amount we lend, whilst managing risk and generating forecasts across our Network to help make these decisions. Effective communication and liaison with members from departments across RCI and wholesale teams across Renault and Nissan is crucial from this role.

I have enjoyed my time working within Network Funding and would definitely recommend it as it provides such a unique and in-depth insight into the finance and automotive industry. It has developed the knowledge and skills I’ve built up at university whilst challenging me to help me reach my full potential with the great levels of responsibility that the role offers. The people I work with are great and the role is a remarkable experience.