Volkswagen is preparing an application for a UK banking license so they can continue car financing after the UK leaves the EU; the move will help the company be prepared as negotiations for Brexit continue; they currently are able to offer loans by passporting their license in Germany to the UK, but with Brexit occurring those rules might change; their loan book in the UK is $19.6bn and if they were to open a retail bank they anticipate about 10 percent of funding to be customer deposits. Source.
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