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Ultimate Finance becomes founding signatory of the SME Finance Charter

Rozi Jones -
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17th October 2019
Josh Levy - CEO at Ultimate Finance
"Whatever happens to the UK economy and the terms of our departure from the EU, it’s certain that the country needs SMEs to continue to be as ambitious, flexible and resilient as before"

Ultimate Finance has become one of the first firms to sign the SME Finance Charter.

An initiative led by the Business Finance Council, the SME Finance Charter has set out a series of commitments that demonstrates members’ support of SMEs throughout the UK. 

These include:

- We’re open for business and ready to lend.
- We’ll help you prepare for Brexit and beyond.
- We’ll support your application and signpost other options if needed.
- We’ll treat you fairly at all times.
- We’ll work with the government-owned British Business Bank to support SMEs.

Research commissioned by Ultimate Finance earlier this year found that that 77% of SMEs are concerned by the resilience of the UK economy, with Brexit cited as the biggest barrier to economic resilience.

Josh Levy, CEO of Ultimate Finance, said: “We are proud to have signed the SME Finance Charter to affirm our unwavering commitment UK SMEs across the country. Ultimate Finance is committed to supporting and facilitating businesses’ growth ambitions in all market conditions. We tailor our funding by looking at the bigger picture to find the right solution at the right time – an approach that’s integral in the current uncertain context.

“Whatever happens to the UK economy and the terms of our departure from the EU, it’s certain that the country needs SMEs to continue to be as ambitious, flexible and resilient as before, and with the right funding and non-financial support that we will continue to provide, we have no doubt that businesses will rise to this, through Brexit and beyond.”

Kelly Tolhurst MP, small business minister, commented: "Financial support from banks and lenders is often crucial to the success of an SME. So, it is great to see Ultimate Finance reaffirming support for their business customers through our new SME Finance Charter.

“Ultimate Finance's commitments of continued and proactive support will give their SME customers the confidence they need ahead of Brexit on 31 October and beyond - with opportunities to thrive, grow and scale up in new markets.”

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