Founded in 1938 and floated on the stock exchange in 1961 S&U plc is the United Kingdom’s foremost niche consumer and motor finance provider.
We have over 140,000 customers and we provide work for over 800 people.

 
Home Credit - Loansathome4U

S&U was founded in Birmingham in 1938 by Clifford Coombs, a charismatic figure from South Wales. His secret lay in his ability to charm and motivate people, whether they were customers or employees. By 1975, changing customer tastes and sophistication saw S&U and its sister company S.D. Taylor Ltd transform their goods based credit businesses into a finance and HP operation. This was successfully taken forward by Clifford’s sons Derek and Keith Coombs for the following three decades! Consistent with this customer focussed home credit operation we now trade as Loansathome4u.

Loansathome4u provide valued home credit facilities to customers via over 500 agents across the UK. The emphasis on a personal relationship between customer and agent is as central to Loansathome4u’s philosophy today as it was to Clifford Coombs’ success.

 
Motor Finance - Advantage Finance

Set up in 1999, Advantage has grown to be one of the most progressive and innovative motor finance companies in the country and is a member of the Finance and Leasing Association. Advantage employ over 80 people and has provided motor finance for over 60,000 customers across the UK, growing at the rate of 8,000 per year.

Operating within the non-prime market sector, Advantage has built its excellent reputation and track record on quality as opposed to quantity. Funding is invested wisely through a very experienced management team the majority of whom have been with the Company since inception. Low staff turnover and a strong focus on reward and recognition are fundamental to the success of Advantage which has achieved fourteen consecutive years of record profits.