Simply Asset Finance, a new lender for the SME market, has received a £20m block discounting package from Aldermore.
The facility will help Simply Asset Finance to greatly increase the supply of leasing and asset finance it provides to small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK looking to realise their growth potential.
Founded in April 2017 by a team of industry specialists with over 200 years’ combined experience, Simply Asset Finance is led by Mike Randall and backed by Cabot Square Capital. It provides a range of flexible finance options – including hire purchase, finance leases and refinance – to SMEs in the UK, many of them owner-managed or family-run.
The company has already arranged more than £35m of financing across a variety of sectors including manufacturing, construction, transport and recycling.
Mike Randall, CEO of Simply Asset Finance, said: “Non-bank lenders are taking an ever- increasing share of the SME finance sector and block discounting is an important part of this. SME growth has a significant impact on the UK economy and the package that the experienced and specialist team at Aldermore has provided us with will enable us to further support those businesses that are vital to the country’s prosperity.”
Hywel Prewett, business development manager at Aldermore, added: “To date we have extended over £240 million in block discounting facilities to the market and we are delighted to be able to provide this significant funding to Simply Asset Finance’s lending operations, which will in turn broaden our reach to a wider range of businesses across the country.
“Simply Asset Finance’s business culture – based around helping SMEs in both good times and bad – is very similar to Aldermore’s and because of this fit, we look forward to this being a long and successful relationship.”