Rent-to-Own Retail: UK Market Profile and Forecast 2015

Nov 09, 2015, 08:10 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, Nov. 09, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --

Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Rent-to-Own Retail: UK Market Profile and Forecast 2015" report to their offering.

This report covers the UK rent-to-own retail market, sometimes called rent-to-buy or hire purchase. It quantifies the market size, historical growth rates and levels of industry profitability while reviewing key factors behind these figures.

Rent-to-own is a fast-growing segment of retailing in the UK, expanding to take up some of the increasing degree of slack on the high street and also using the internet as a channel. These retailers are frequently criticised for imposing a combination of credit terms and insurances which leads to items being significantly more expensive than via other channels. However, for many consumers, they increasingly make it possible for them to obtain goods which would not otherwise be accessible. This report aims to explore these views. It also considers the factors which have driven the high rates of growth that the sector has experienced and sets our views on how likely it is to continue in the future.

It also includes an in-depth analysis of the relevant drivers of industry growth - in particular the macroeconomic environment and supplier trends - setting out historical trends and available forecasts - and regulatory framework. The forecast for industry growth is based on this analysis of historical trends and growth drivers.

It is intended for:

- Operators of rent-to-own retail businesses themselves
- Investors in these businesses
- Retail property-owners, developers and landlords
- Market regulators and policymakers
- Banks, analysts, consultants and other parties with interests in the sector

The leading companies in the sector are all private-equity owned:

- Caversham, which operates the BrightHouse chain and is owned by Vision Capital.
- Perfect Home, whose shareholders include Cabot Square Capital as well as a leading US rent-to-buy operator, Aarons, Inc.
- Buy As You View, based in South Wales, which operates an internet based model and is owned by Rutland Capital.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Market overview
- Description
- Market characteristics and trends
- Adjacent markets
- Customer needs
- Borrowing costs

2. Market size and growth
- Market drivers
- Regulation
- Macroeconomic trends
- Access to banks

3. Competitive landscape
- Leading companies
- Comparison of performance
- Operator profiles
- BrightHouse
- Perfect Home
- Buy As You View

4. Forecasts
- Driver forecasts
- Store growth
- Market forecast
- Risks to the forecast

5. Appendix

Companies Featured

  • Caversham
  • BrightHouse
  • Vision Capital
  • Perfect Home
  • Cabot Square Capital
  • Aarons, Inc.
  • Buy As You View
  • Rutland Capital.

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