Toyota Financial Services (TFS) has appointed 2nd Byte to develop a web-enabled information service for the car maker's UK dealer network.

Once operational in early 2001, dealers will have a point of sale finance system that will guide car buyers through the range of Toyota Financial Services products and services.

TFS marketing manager Brian Munday believes showroom staff and customers will benefit significantly from the initiative:

"We'll be providing a fully integrated service for our dealers that allows them to quote finance packages, secure acceptance for the customer and handle documentation. Another advantage will be the ability to update information quickly, and automatically alert dealers and customers about promotions and campaigns."