Shawbrook was founded in 2011 when the then RBS Special Opportunities Fund bought Whiteaway Laidlaw Bank from Manchester Building Society and combined it with Commercial First and Link Loans to create Shawbrook Bank. It listed on the London Stock Exchange before being acquired by a consortium led by BC Partners and Pollen Street Capital in July 2017
Shawbrook have their own banking licence which isn’t shared with any other banksCompanies House Number: 00388466. Financial Conduct Authority: 204574
Companies House Number: 00388466.
Financial Conduct Authority: 204574
Based: Warley, Essex but with offices in Dorking, Glasgow, West Malling and London
Date Launched: January 2011
FSCS Protected? Yes
Branches: Shawbrook does not have any branches
People of Interest
Head of Savings
Alun Williams (Commercial Director, Savings)
No. of Savers
Unknown – estimated at approximately 250,000
Amount of Deposits
£7.84bn as at 30th June 2021
£8bn as at 30th June 2020
Account Opening and Management
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Shawbrook has three main lending divisions:
• Consumer finance – offering personal loans, car and marine finance and loans for weddings, debt consolation and home improvements
• Property finance – bridging loans, second charge mortgages, commercial mortgages and mortgages for professional property investors and landlords
• Business finance – asset finance, working capital finance, structured finance and development finance
Savings Guru Verdict
Shawbrook was one of the first wave of new bank to enter the market, after the financial crisis. It has built a diversified range of lending activities , supported by one of the largest savings customer base of the new entrant banks, and made £94.4m of profit before tax in its half year results to 30th June 2021.
The Bank’s easy access account has been a mainstay of our best buy tables, since its launch in August 2017. Shawbrook has started 2021 strongly with some very competitive fixed rate savings accounts, ISAs and sits at the top of our business savings tables.
Shawbrook's half yearly results report a 82% net promoter score from its savers
Contact Information for Shawbrook Bank
Address: Lutea House, Warley Hill Business Park, The Drive, Great Warley, Brentwood, Essex CM13 3BE
Telephone: 0345 266 6611
Open: Monday to Friday, 9am – 5.30pm.