Founded in 1938 S&U plc is the UK’s foremost niche specialist finance provider.
Consumer Credit - S&U plc
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 transform its credit businesses in to a home credit loan operation.
This was successfully taken forward by Clifford’s sons Derek and Keith Coombs for the following three decades!
This customer focussed home credit business then traded very well in the new millennium until its disposal in 2015 for over £82m.
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 100 people and since 1999 have provided motor finance for over 100,000 customers across the UK,
growing at the rate of 20,000 per year.