Aldermore

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Aldermore Bank plc
Public
Traded as LSEALD
FTSE 250 Component
Industry Finance
Founded 2009
Headquarters Reading, Berkshire
Key people
Danuta Gray (Interim Chairman)
Phillip Monks (CEO)
Products Financial services
Revenue £358.2 million (2016)[1]
£144.2 million (2016)[1]
£93.5 million (2016)[1]
Website www.aldermore.co.uk

Aldermore Bank is a retail bank which provides financial services to small and medium-sized businesses. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.

History

Aldermore was established with backing from private equity company, AnaCap Financial Partners LLP, in early 2009.[2]

The acquisition of Ruffler Bank in May 2009 provided Aldermore with its banking licence and an asset finance business which was combined with the commercial mortgage business of Base Commercial Mortgages, a small mothballed operation.[3]

AnaCap purchased Cattles Invoice Finance from Cattles PLC in 2009, and in 2010 the division became part of Aldermore.[4]

It raised £62 million of further investment from a consortium of funds managed by Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Honeywell Capital Management, and the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System in August 2011[5] and it received an additional capital investment from Centerbridge Partners when it issued a £36 million subordinated bond in May 2012.[6]

In 2012 the bank reached its first full year of profits in its third year of operations.[7]

Aldermore was recognised as a ‘challenger’ bank by the media,[8] and launched a successful initial public offering in March 2015,[2] with an opening market capitalisation of approximately £651 million.[9]

Operations

Aldermore provides financial services to small and medium-sized businesses.[10] Its services include retail and business savings and asset and invoice finance, as well as commercial and residential mortgages.[11]

The bank offers lending across the following areas: asset finance, invoice finance, SME commercial mortgages, buy-to-let mortgages and residential mortgages. Its lending activity is largely funded by the deposits it receives from business and personal savers.[12]

Aldermore has no branch network but serves customers and intermediary partners online, by phone and face to face through its regional offices. It was also the first bank to offer this service and publishes this customer feedback unedited on its website.[13]

Affiliations

Aldermore is the sponsor of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers (NACFB),[14] and a member of the Council of Mortgage Lenders.[15] Aldermore is a member of the following bodies: the British Bankers' Association,[16] the Finance and Leasing Association,[17] the Asset Based Finance Association,[18] the Council of Mortgage Lenders[19] and the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association.[20]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Annual Results 2016" (PDF). Aldermore. Retrieved 14 March 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Aldermore: How the bank formed in the depths of the crisis found success". The Telegraph. 15 March 2015. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  3. ^ Cave, Andrew (30 July 2011). "Aldermore - a bank that loves to lend". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 29 April 2015. 
  4. ^ "Cattles Invoice Finance rebranded for the second time in a year". Business Zone. 6 September 2010. Retrieved 25 February 2017. 
  5. ^ "Goldman Sachs takes Aldermore stake". The Telegraph. 24 September 2011. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  6. ^ "Boost for new bank Aldermore as it clinches £36m fundraising". City AM. 14 May 2012. Retrieved 13 June 2015. 
  7. ^ Croucher, Shane (31 July 2013). "Challenger Bank Aldermore Boosts SME and Consumer Lending by 60%". International Business Times. Retrieved 15 October 2015. 
  8. ^ Grice, Andrew (12 September 2012). "Cable and Osborne on a Collision Course Over Small-Business Bank". London: The Independent (UK). Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  9. ^ Partington, Richard (10 March 2015). "Aldermore Raises $340 Million in London Initial Public Offering". Bloomberg L.P. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 
  10. ^ Hurley, James (6 May 2012). "Aldermore - A Dads Army Bank For SMEs". London: The Telegraph. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  11. ^ "Our History". Aldermore Bank PLC. Retrieved 21 January 2013. 
  12. ^ Hurley, James (6 May 2012). "Aldermore - A Dads Army Bank For SMEs". The Telegraph. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  13. ^ "Intro – Aldermore Bank Reviews". Advisory HQ. 9 May 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2017. 
  14. ^ "NACFB - Working with Lenders". NACFB. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  15. ^ "Directory of Members and Associates". Council of Mortgage Lenders. Retrieved 16 October 2012. 
  16. ^ BBA Members. Retrieved 14 February 2017
  17. ^ Directory. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  18. ^ List of Members. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  19. ^ Directory of members. Retrieved 14 February 2017.
  20. ^ Members list. Retrieved 14 February 2017.

External links

  • Official website
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