Ashley Finance expands funding offer into Scotland

  • Sarah Greig
  • 26 Sep, 2017
AF_Scotland Launch

Following a successful pilot, we are launching two key funding products into the Scottish market.

  • Ashley Business Loans of up to £100,000 are available and are a fast and fair way to access cash for any business purpose.
  • Ashley Bridging Loans are a short-term solution giving property buyers breathing space to secure long-term funding for time-sensitive projects.

This comes just a few weeks after record-breaking results across England and Wales were announced, which saw lending more than double on some products.  The launch also forms part of our broader strategy of continued growth across the UK.

Renowned for our ‘customer-first’ approach, we support businesses who need a level of flexibility and support that traditional lenders are unable to offer.

Speaking about the launch, Liam Cavanagh, Operations Director at Ashley Finance said: “Scotland has a wealth of successful small businesses but there are many that suffer from a common problem: accessing the cash they need to grow. After years of supporting SMEs across England and Wales, we committed ourselves to making 2017 the year when we started to help those north of the border.

“There have been some challenges along the way – the legal system isn’t the same, which has been a main barrier for some time – but we are delighted to have reached the point when we can finally make this announcement.

“We’ll be bringing the same, personal approach to serving our Scottish customers as we’ve employed successfully in other areas. We’ll assess every application on its individual merit and we’ll be saying yes to businesses when others have said no.”

With 25 years’ experience, we have built a reputation for approving more finance for small businesses than any other lender. In England and Wales, our broad range of products aims to meet the needs of all sectors, with the intention of rolling out further solutions to the Scottish market.