History

History

We have been in business since 1944 and became a licensed bank in 1971. The Special Opportunities Fund managed by RBS Equity Finance bought the bank in January 2011, and provided substantial capital to help the business grow. In 2011 we bought additional lending businesses, and we changed our name to Shawbrook in October 2011.

Our commercial mortgage product was built using the award winning team and infrastructure of Commercial First, which we acquired at the end of February 2011.

In August 2011 we added a range of innovative secured loans, following the purchase of Link Loans.

In March 2012 Singers Asset Finance became part of Shawbrook, bringing an established corporate asset finance business and medical equipment leasing provider to the Shawbrook offering.
 


Acquisitions

 

2013

 

Acquisition of Money 2 Improve.
Merged with Consumer Lending

 

2012

Acquisition of Singers Asset Finance.
New business unit created and re-branded Shawbrook Asset Finance in March 2013.

 

2011

 

In October 2011 we changed our name to Shawbrook Bank.

 

2011

In August 2011 we added a range of innovative secured loans, following the purchase of Link Loans.

 

2011

In February 2011 we acquired Commercial First with its award winning team and infrastructure.

 

2011

In January 2011 The Special Opportunities Fund managed by RBS Equity Finance bought Whiteaway Laidlaw Bank.