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Last updated: Friday 20th March 2020 We want to take this opportunity to let our customers, introducers, funding partners and stakeholders know what we’re doing in response to the current Coronavirus outbreak. Whilst the situation is ever changing, here’s how we are responding as a business: Our customers The spread of Coronavirus is causing disruption...
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The scheme will be available for all high-mileage employees, saving an estimated 4 tonnes of carbon per car, per year*! The Prime Minister’s announcement to ban petrol and diesel cars by 2035, reinforced by the Chancellor’s commitment to spend £500m to support the rollout of rapid EV charging, sends a clear message that the adoption of EVs is no longer just a ‘nice to...
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Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney has been appointed United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance (after his term ends on 31 January). Meanwhile European Central Bank President Lagarde is pushing for climate change to be part of a strategic review of its purpose. A need for public spending to assist...
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As the General Election campaign gets under way, three main parties revealed their manifestos last week. All of them promise a lot more public investment, especially Labour which intends to almost double the current level. Whoever wins, the economy can look forward to greater support from government spending. Ready, steady, spend!  This week saw the...
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Both Germany and the UK escaped recession, figures last week showed. But both have reason to be concerned about their near-term outlook. UK election campaigning suggests either a (i) large or (ii) enormous dollop of government spending is coming. Germany could do with either. Lost mojo. No recession for the UK. Not yet anyway. After...
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The 2019 General Election is officially underway, with politicians of all colours off in search of votes. At stake is not only the future of Brexit but of fiscal policy, our response to climate change and more besides.  The UK economy looks pale and weak in contrast to the frenzy of activity amongst would-be-MPs.  Business surveys...
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We are delighted with the announcement Capitas is a finalist in the category ‘Sustainability’ Finance Provider at the Leasing Life 2019 Awards in Barcelona later this month. The nomination reflects the innovative financial products and services Capitas has deployed in collaboration with its energy sector partners; delivering significant carbon reduction and savings to both private...
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Attacks on two oil facilities in Saudi Arabia led to a 6% reduction in global oil supply and a 15% oil price spike within days. Saudi Arabian assurances that oil production levels will return to normal within weeks have been greeted sceptically. Meanwhile the Federal Reserve lowered the Fed Funds Rate by 25 basis points...
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Last week started with the prorogation of the UK Parliament, the legality of which will be decided by the Supreme Court this week. Despite the political storm, it looks like the UK economy managed to stave off a recession. A series of significant new monetary easing measures were announced by the outgoing ECB President Draghi....
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Over the last week the government’s working majority was reduced from plus 1 to minus 45. There is still no clarity on the Brexit outcome or the timing of a general election. All of this against the backdrop of a global manufacturing slow down – the UK, Germany, the USA and China have all recorded...
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