We’re open for business and ready to lend
Since 1990, Shire Leasing has proudly supported over 66,000 UK businesses to acquire the finance required to grow, with SMEs forming 99% of our customer base.
32 years later, our vision remains as strong as ever and our Own Book portfolio continues to grow, currently standing at over £168m.
We will provide finance to SMEs across all industries and business sectors. As an independent funder, we will consider funding almost anything business-related and tailor our finance solutions to the most unique requirements.
We’ll help you build back better after Covid-19
Throughout the pandemic, Shire Leasing remained committed to supporting UK SMEs and customers with the financial solutions required to survive, recover or grow. As a British Business Bank partner, Shire Leasing were accredited to deliver finance to businesses through both the Coronavirus Business Loan Interruption Scheme (CBILS) and the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS). While other lenders closed their doors, our flexibility as an independent funder allowed us to remain open to businesses across all industry sectors, as our in-house underwriters can review individual deals based on their own merits.
Shire Leasing has invested heavily in the development of our Fintech solutions to offer vendors speed and efficiency and our customers quicker finance decisions as they come out of the pandemic.
Recognising how Shire tackled the challenges of the pandemic, Shire Leasing were awarded 2021’s Top Independent Lessor of the Year and we will continue to deliver that high-level of service, efficiency and innovation as businesses recover from Covid-19.
We’ll support your application and signpost other options if needed
Our valued customers are assigned a dedicated account manager who can develop a deep understanding of the business’ specific plans and financial requirements. This allows us to find the most suitable finance solution, tailored to each customer’s business model.
Our in-house underwriting team can assess each application based on it’s own merits and strive to provide customers with a finance decision within 4 hours, allowing SMEs to continue their growth plans with minimal delay.
Where applications are not suitable for our Own Book, Shire Leasing have extensive lines of credit with more than 30 other funders who may be able to assist further, allowing for a greater possibility of securing finance.
We’ll treat you fairly at all times
Shire Leasing PLC is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, as well as a member of the Finance and Leasing Association (FLA).
Honesty is a key value of Shire Leasing and we have a ‘Treating Customers Fairly Policy’ and we strive to be fair and transparent with our customers so that we are a delivering a service they can trust. If something does go wrong we have a Complaints committee to ensure that we put things right and that we consistently offer an honest and accountable service, which is key to the integrity of our business.
We’ll work with the government–owned British Business Bank to support SME’s
Shire Leasing is an accredited partner of the government-owned British Business Bank. Since 2014, we have received Pari Passu Funding, ENABLE Funding, Investment Programme and other commercial investments to support UK SMEs with their growth and investment plans. Throughout the pandemic, Shire Leasing received a second tranche of ENABLE funding and was also accredited to deliver on the Coronavirus Business Loan Interruption Scheme (CBILS) and the Recovery Loan Scheme (RLS).
We will continue to work with British Business Bank to support SMEs financially, as well as signpost customers to the Finance Hub and Business Finance Guide, which offer information on finance options.