A Leader in Innovative Finance Solutions

About us

  • As a leading financial services company, we focus on markets where we can provide innovative solutions that require high service levels and a commitment to customer care.

  • For over 35 years, Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC has led the way in providing finance to enable consumers and businesses to grow and prosper.

    We work with consumers and small to medium enterprises (SMEs) as well as corporate multinationals in the UK and mainland Europe.

    Whether it’s powering retail with market-leading point of sale finance, helping people realise their ambitions with personal loans, supporting the growth of SMEs or keeping businesses on the road, Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC is a strong and reliable partner.

Business highlights

£116.4m profit in 2017/18

7.1% growth in profit 2017/18

Over £5bn net earning assets

£3.5bn of new business

1,238 staff across the UK

Our vision, mission and values

  • Our vision is to be the trusted brand of financial services in the UK and across Europe, with a mission of exceptional people providing outstanding customer experiences today.

    Our values are based upon the founding values at Hitachi Limited - Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit.

    Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Capital Corporation, one of Japan’s largest non-bank financial institutions and an affiliate of both Hitachi Ltd, a world leader for manufacturing and technology, and Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. We are authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

More about us

Our financial performance

Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC has over 1,200 employees based across five sites around the UK, over £5bn of net earning assets and over 1.2 million customers. In the financial year 2017/18 we generated profit before tax of £116.4m, and wrote over £3.5bn of new business.

Our leadership team

With decades of industry expertise and experience, our leadership team is responsible for creating and implementing the overall strategies that have made Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC a market leader in business and consumer finance.

Corporate social responsibility

We’re passionate about making a positive difference to our customers and the communities in which we work through our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities.

Our approach to Corporate Governance

Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC and its board are committed to high standards of corporate governance.


News & media

Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC Appoints Chief Operating Officer

Oct 2018

Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC has appointed Jonathan Biggin as Chief Operating Officer (COO) to drive forward Group success and digital investment at the leading financial services provider.

Financial Results For Year Ended 31 March 2018

Aug 2018

Hitachi Capital (UK) PLC publishes its financial results for FY 17/18, announcing a significant rise in group profits and strong performance across its five key business units

Best Direct Personal Loan Provider For Fifth Year Running

Jul 2018

Hitachi Personal Finance won the title of Best Direct Personal Loan Provider at the 21st annual YourMoney.com Awards last night.

Hitachi Capital UK Makes Franchise Acquisition

Jun 2018

Hitachi Capital UK has strengthened its business offering with the acquisition of Franchise Finance Ltd, a specialist financial services provider to the franchising industry.