Launched in 2011, Shawbrook is an independent, private equity backed British bank, owned by funds advised by Pollen Street Capital. With four main offices based in Brentwood, Dorking, Croydon and Glasgow as well as smaller offices in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Wishbeach and West Malling, Shawbrook has approximately 400 employees.
With specialist knowledge in the savings and lending markets Shawbrook offer customers a straightforward alternative to banking on the high street offering a range of financial products. With a modern banking model that also retains traditional banking values, both individual borrowers and SMEs are offered competitive rates of interest on personal and business savings. By focusing on customer requirements in market areas where they can add value, Shawbrook are well regarded for their fast lending process and the quality of the service provided. Since launching in 2011 (as of 10 June 2014) Shawbrook had lent consumers and SMEs over £1.9 billion and acquired over £2 billion in deposits.