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business at a time.

UK SMEs, we salute you. You're the undisputed
backbone of the UK economy and we're here to
help you realise your true potential.

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We recognise your needs, challenges - and frustrations

We get it

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We know what it’s like to be an SME – we’ve run our own. We’ve also worked for the big banks who often don’t think small enough.

It’s personal

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You’ll always have someone to talk to, including a Relationship Manager who’ll get to know you, your business and your ambitions.

We don’t delay

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Time’s precious. So we short-cut access to our decision makers and use class-leading technology to speed up our processes.

Tailored solutions, not tick-box lending

‘Tick-box’ lending doesn’t fly with us because our customers rarely fit boxes. Our common-sense approach combines a human touch with class-leading technology to create flexible products that fit your unique business circumstances and individual needs.

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Press Releases27/05/21

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Press Releases17/05/21

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