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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.

British businesses look to new markets for export growth

Our latest research shows that North America, Oceania and Greater China are the favoured regions for UK businesses seeking export opportunities beyond the European Union (EU).

Building back better with digital

Our new research shows international trade is set to provide UK businesses with a route out of the difficulties they have faced over the past 12 months.

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.

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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. Tota...

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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-...

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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. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has j...

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. Share this article linkedin twitter email The latest example...

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, more recent statistics show that the UK's used car market declined by almost half in the secon...

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%. Share this article linkedin twitter email With dealerships o...

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. Share this article linkedin twitter email The transport and ...

Automotive

Automotive firms benefit from China insights

Automotive firms benefit from China insights 21st Apr 2020 5 min read Automotive This is the latest weekly update from Santander's automotive team on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting our clients and the sect...

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. Share this article linkedin twitter email We're continuing to work closely w...