Shawbrook Bank Limited

Shawbrook is a specialist British savings and lending bank. We specialise in the savings and lending markets where we have solid experience and knowledge.

We give our customers a straightforward, no–nonsense alternative to the high street. And we combine traditional banking values with a modern approach.

We think of ourselves as the best of banking past – good customer service and common sense decisions – with the easy access of a modern bank. We use common sense and judgement when we take decisions, not a rigid computer score.

What we do for who, and how we do it

  • Savers. We offer clear, competitive rates for depositors so that they can grow their savings.
  • Small–to–medium businesses. Our approach to lending is flexible and our approval–process is efficient. We can help businesses grow and succeed – we want to help businesses write their success stories.
  • Brokers. The majority of our lending is through carefully selected independent brokers. This keeps our costs down and helps us offer competitive rates. It’s good for our brokers because they can grow their business. And it’s good for customers because brokers can find the right products and guide customers through the lending process (brokers even fill in most of the forms).

Where we came from

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. Shawbrook is an independent, private equity-backed bank, owned by funds advised by Pollen Street Capital.

Shawbrook has no legacy lending from the financial crisis, so we’re free of toxic debt.

Shawbrook Bank Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registration No. 204574. Registered in England – company no. 388466.