ICT & Financial Business
Having a great success in Asian market, ICT & Financial Business Group is pursuing business development and strategic investments in Europe.
In ICT area, we are experienced in mobile handset-related business. We have executed strategic investments in Venture Capital Funds in Europe including Israel,
and direct investments to venture companies which have emerging technology and service. Our targets of investment are such as big data, fintech, mobility and consumer services.
In financial business arena, we have an auto-loan service company (First Response Finance Ltd; see below).
We are always looking for business opportunities either to enhance our existing operation, or to establish brand-new business with our partners, which brings long term win-win relationship.
First Response Finance Ltd.
First Response Finance (FRF), a 100% subsidiary of Itochu Europe, is providing Used Car Finance to consumers in UK and also providing Personal Loans to existing customers.
The company employs c. 280 staff with offices in Nottingham (Head Office), Leigh and Glasgow.
FRF is positioning People (employee) as a starting point of our ethos of “Good people will deliver good service to the customers”. It continues to enhance/improve our employee developments and work environment to improve customer service.