OUR History

300X210 History Whiteaway

Shawbrook’s principal private investor purchased the banking licence of the British bank, Whiteaway Laidlaw Bank in 2011, providing substantial capital to help the business to grow.

300X210 History Commercial

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

300X210 History Link

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

300X210 History Shawbrook

In October 2011 we changed our name to Shawbrook Bank.

300X210 History Singers

In March 2012 we acquired Singers Asset Finance which was rebranded to Shawbrook Asset Finance in March 2013.

300X210 History Centric

We acquired asset based lender Centric Commercial Finance in June 2014.  This enables us to extend our offering to credit worthy businesses seeking finance to grow and expand.