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21st Dec 2021

Highlights of 2021 - Santander Corporate & Commercial Banking

2021 has been another challenging year for our clients, colleagues, and communities, but working together we've achieved so much.

16th Dec 2021

Bank of England base rate change

On Thursday 16 December 2021 the Bank of England base rate increased from 0.10% to 0.25%. As a result of this, we’re reviewing our interest rates.

18th May 2021

Pandemic impacts felt across the British economy

Our new research highlights how the COVID-19 pandemic has had very different impacts on individual parts of the UK economy.

Automotive Industries – Opportunities in China

Automotive Industries – Opportunities in China

Santander has collaborated with China-Britain Business Council to discuss the automotive sector in China covering topics from market overview, opportunities and route-to-market.

Case study

Automotive production stuck in the slow lane

October's data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on the production of cars, commercial vehicles and engines underlines the scale of the challenge that the automotive sector continues to face.

Case study

Automotive warns of the high price of ‘no deal’

The automotive sector -- perhaps more than any other industry -- is desperate to see the outcome of the negotiations between the UK and the European Union for a new trade agreement to come into force at the end of the post-Brexit transition period on 31 December.

Case study

Manufacturers call for ambitious post-Brexit free trade agreement

European automotive manufacturers are putting pressure on politicians in Britain and Brussels to agree an ambitious free trade agreement (FTA) as soon as possible.

Automotive

Automotive sector looks to collaboration

Increased collaboration makes sense in an era of tough cost pressure and it's an idea that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have begun to embrace.

Automotive

Used-car market continues to suffer

While Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) figures showed that new car registrations rose by more than 11% in July.

Automotive

Positive July figures mask long-term uncertainty

New figures from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) show that the number of new cars registered in the UK in July rose by more than 11%.

Transport

Staying on the move despite disruption

This is the latest update from Santander's Transport & Logistics team on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting our clients and the sector as a whole.

Automotive

Automotive firms benefit from China insights

This is the latest weekly update from Santander's automotive team on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting our clients and the sector as a whole.

Automotive

New production realities amid the Covid-19 crisis

This is the first weekly update from our automotive team on how the Covid-19 pandemic is affecting our clients and the sector as a whole.