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 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 the business has traded very well as Loansathome4u during the last decade until its disposal
in August 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.