Shire Leasing has signed the SME Finance Charter, becoming one of just twenty-three lenders listed as a signatory on the GOV.UK webpage.
The SME Finance Charter is a Government-led initiative from UK banks and finance providers committing to five pledges, showing their support to SME customers through COVID-19 and beyond.
Supporting UK SMEs since 1990, signing the Charter reinforces Shire Leasing’s dedication to deliver flexible funding solutions to UK SMEs. Shire’s five pledges and high-level commitments have been signed off by the Business Finance Council, a collaboration between finance providers, business organisations and government.
CEO of Shire Leasing, Mark Picken, commented, “Signing the Charter demonstrates our commitment to UK SMEs. During the pandemic, our flexibility as an independent funder allowed us to remain open to businesses across all industry sectors and we continued to deliver asset finance and other support when others held back.
“We understand the pandemic has hit SMEs with profound effects and still continues to have an impact. By signing this charter, we pledge to financially support viable businesses and their journey post-Covid”.