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FLA comments on UK vote to leave EU

24 June 2016

Commenting on the news that Britain has voted to leave the European Union, Stephen Sklaroff, Director General of the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA), said:

“We are at the beginning of what will be a long process of discussion and negotiation. As the Bank of England and FCA have already emphasised, the current legal and financial regulatory framework for FLA members remains exactly as it was before the vote, and it is likely to do so for some considerable time.

“The UK has a strong and resilient financial sector and the FLA’s members will continue to make a vital contribution to the economy. The FLA will work closely with the Government, regulators and other stakeholders to ensure that its members’ interests are properly reflected in discussions over the coming months and years about the possible market and regulatory consequences of the decision to leave the EU.”

Note to editors:

  1. The Finance & Leasing Association is the leading trade body for the asset, consumer and motor finance sectors in the UK, and the largest organisation of its kind in Europe.
  2. In 2015, FLA members provided £110 billion of new finance to UK businesses and households. £29 billion of finance was provided to businesses and the public sector. FLA members financed almost 32% of UK investment in machinery, equipment and purchased software in the UK in 2015.