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Hitachi Limited was founded by Japanese electrical engineering graduate, Namihei Odaria in 1910 and since then, has grown to become one of the largest and most respected corporations in the world.

Innovation is at the heart of our business and although the company and society has changed significantly since those early days, this fundamental principle is still the driver behind the way we do business.

We are constantly looking for the next great idea, an idea that will transform the way we live and work and make life better for our customers.

And it’s this thinking that has put Hitachi at the very centre of the products, services and solutions that underpin our everyday lives.

From providing the most advanced products and services to the medical profession, to delivering the fastest rail service in Britain.

And now we’re bringing the same thinking to the personal loans market.

As part of the larger Hitachi Group, Hitachi Personal Finance provides over one billion pounds of consumer lending each year (and we’ve provided loans to over 5 million UK customers), so you can be confident that one of the largest and most respected companies in the world is behind everything we do.

And we feel it’s time to shake up the industry approach to personal lending and do things differently. So we’re the first to offer rates below the advertised representative Interest Rate for the most credit worthy customers.

We also believe in providing competitive rates so we’re consistently in the Best Buy tables.

And we don’t believe in restricting our lending to existing customers only.

This is just the start.

Why Hitachi Personal Finance?

We’re not a bank and we hope it shows! Our approach to lending is personal; we’ve tailor made our low cost personal loans to match the things you want to buy, to make the process as easy as possible. We give our customers a unique borrowing experience.

Our low cost loans offer some of the most competitive rates on the market and our simple, fast online application process means that the money could be in your account the next working day.

Once approved you can manage your account online giving you total control of your loan, however if you do prefer to speak to someone, our friendly Customer Service Team at our UK call centre are always on hand to help.

Defaqto are financial researchers specialising in comparison and analysis of products available in the financial market.

Defaqto rate every product from 1 to 5 stars so that you can see where a product sits in the market. Hitachi Personal Finance have been awarded a 4 star rating for our loan products based on a number of positive factors including:

  • Loans are unsecured
  • No charges for overpayments
  • You don’t have to be an existing customer to apply
  • Fixed loan amounts available
  • Immediate decision, whether by phone or online application

And with over 30 years’ experience providing loans to over 5 million UK customers you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands. Use our loan calculator to get a quick quote

 

Interesting facts

  • Hitachi was founded in 1910 in the mountains of Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan.

  • The first Hitachi product was a 5-hp induction electric motor.

  • There is an actual Hitachi City, located 150km north of Tokyo, with its very own Hitachi General Hospital, semi-pro baseball team.


Running on time

Hitachi has been at the forefront of rail transport since the 1920s, and today we are developing new systems for the 21st Century. Class 395 is Hitachi's first rolling stock in regular service in Europe. These Hitachi trains provide the fastest domestic rail service in Britain, and are capable of operating at a maximum speed of 140mph.


Revolutionising sustainable energy

Hitachi have installed Europe's first D-Statcom device for Western Power Distribution, the UK's largest electricity distribution operator. The device has been developed to help minimize the fluctuations of voltage caused by the increasing numbers of renewable power generation resources being linked to the network.


Leading the way in medical diagnosis

Hitachi provides the most advanced products, services and systems to the medical and healthcare profession. From electron microscopes and state-of-the-art laboratory equipment to CT scanners and ultra sound platforms, we lead the way in medical diagnosis.

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