Lender Directory

There are a large number of lenders active in the UK. The lists below give the names of property lenders, including bridging companies and development financiers; factors and invoice discounters; and plant and machinery funders. Obviously the market is subject to ongoing change so the following are not necessarily complete lists of each category, nor is inclusion on a list any form of recomendation as to a particular lender.

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Property, Bridging and Development Lenders

Many property funders will be active across a range of commercial property lending including bridging loans and in some cases, property development. Others are specialists in a particular area so before approaching a lender, make sure that they are actually interested in providing the type of funding you want.

Agricultural Mortgages Corporation

Ahli United Bank (UK) Plc


Allied Irish Bank (GB)

Alternative Bridging Co Ltd

Aviva Commercial Finance

Bank Leumi (UK) Plc

Bank of Ireland

Bank of Scotland

Barclays Bank Plc

Bath Investment and Building Society

Beverley Building Society

Bridging Finance Ltd

Bridging Finance Solutions Ltd

Bristol & West

Cambridge Building Society

Catalyst Securities Ltd

Cater Allen Private Bank

Close Brothers Ltd

Clydesdale Bank Plc

Credit Agricole CIB

Cumberland Building Society

Darlington Building Society

Development Finance Ltd




First Trust Bank



Goldcrest Finance

Hampshire Trust Plc


Haydock Finance


HSBC Bank Plc


Investec Bank Plc

Julian Hodge Bank

Lancashire Mortgage Corporation

Lloyds TSB

Manchester Building Society

National Counties Building Society


NatWest Bank

Newbury Building Society

Northern Bank

Norwich & Peterborough

Peninsula Finance Plc

Penrith Building Society

Raphaels Bank

Royal Bank of Scotland


State Securities

Supreme Finance Ltd

The Co-Operative Bank

Ulster bank

United Trust Bank

Unity Trust Bank

Universal Acceptances

WH Mann & Co

Yorkshire Bank

Factors and Invoice Discounters

There are over forty factors and invoice discounters in the UK market today, ranging from small specialist independents to large subsidiaries of the main clearing banks; and offering a wide range of facilities and terms from just debtor based finance through to full packages of lending against other assets such as stock, plant and machinery, and property.

Absolute Invoice Finance

AIB Commercial Services Ltd

Ashley Commercial Finance

Bank of Ireland Commercial Finance

Barclays Asset & Sales Finance

Bibby Financial Services Ltd

Burdale Financial

Calverton Factors

Centric Commercial Finance

Close Invoice Finance

Clydesdale Bank

Coface Receivables Finance

Crédit Agricole Commercial Finance

Fairfax Gerrard

Factor 21 plc

First Trust Bank

Fortis Commercial Finance

GE Capital

Gener8 Finance

Hitachi Capital

HSBC Invoice Finance

IGF Invoice Finance

Innovation Finance

KBC Business Capital

Leumi ABL

Lloyds TSB Commercial Finance

Northern Bank

Partnership Finance

Positive Cashflow Finance

Pulse Cashflow

RBS Invoice Finance

Regency Factors

Resource Partners


Silverburn Finance

Skipton Business Finance

SME Invoice Finance

State Securities

Ulster Bank Invoice Finance

Ulster Factors

Ultimate Finance Group

Venture Finance

Yorkshire Bank

Plant and Machinery Funders

Some plant and machinery funders are principally instested in financing the acquistion of new plant and machinery. Others main focus is on the refinancing of owned equipment to free up cash for businesses. Also included in this list are all asset financiers who will fund plant and machinery as part of an overall deal.


Allied Irish Bank (GB)


Bank Leumi

Bank of Scotland


Bibby Leasing

BNP Paribas


Capital Solutions



Credit Agricole

ECF Asset Finance


GE Capital

Glenside Finance

GoIndustry Plc

Goldcrest Finance



ING Lease (UK) Ltd




Kingsley Asset Finance

Kingston Asset Finance


Lloyds TSB


ONE Business Finance



SME Asset Finance

State Securities

Surrey Finance

The Co-Operative bank

Venture Finance

Yorkshire Bank

Information provided is copyright and subject to the Important Notice on the home page.

Of course the information contained in an article like this can never be a full statement of the legal position as the relevant laws are complex and liable to change. This article can only therefore be a general guide as to the issues involved and as these can have serious implications you should always seek appropriate professional advice on your own particular circumstances before taking any action.

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