White Oak UK finishes CBILS scheme with close to £400m in lending and record stats

Independent business lender White Oak UK has provided £396.6m to UK SMEs via the scheme

– Demand for CBILS loans soared as the scheme came to an end with £80m in CBILS paid out in April and May

– Record demand overall saw White Oak UK’s 2021 loan book reach £500m

21 June 2021, London: Independent business lender White Oak UK has announced that it successfully provided £396.6m through the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) to support UK SMEs through the pandemic. Demand for CBILS was strong right until the 31st March application deadline with White Oak UK paying out £80m in CBILS across April and May

Record demand across all products has seen White Oak UK’s 2021 loan book reach £500m for the first time, capping off a strong year for White Oak UK which has seen record lending figures. 31st March was White Oak UK’s highest day of lending on record with £9m provided from its own book whilst March alone saw record monthly figures, with £70m in lending provided to 724 SMEs

Since White Oak UK was accredited under CBILS in May last year, the lender has provided tailored finance solutions for over 2,200 businesses with loans paid out ranging from £75,000 to £750,000. These businesses are spread across a range of sectors with £109.2m going to the construction and manufacturing sectors, White Oak UKs’ most active sector. Solicitors also received over £56.5 million with more than £38.3m going to retailers and wholesalers

With offices in London, Glasgow, Southampton, Manchester and Ewloe in Wales, White Oak UK benefits from national coverage and has supported businesses around the country with CBILS loans. White Oak UK provided over £315m of support to businesses outside of London with the most, £55.9m going to companies in the North-West. Similarly, companies in the Midlands received £53.5m in support. Other regional allocations included: £52.3m to companies in the South-East; £23.4m to companies in the South-West; and £23.6m to companies in Scotland

Andy Davies, Managing Director of White Oak UK Leases & Loans, said:

“We are very pleased to have been able to provide essential support to businesses across the UK as they weathered the challenging environment brought on by the pandemic. With the UK’s economy beginning to recover, we are confident that this record lending will help SMEs around the country to drive the economic recovery. We are also looking forward to increasing support for SMEs as they continue to finance business growth through asset finance and other lending products.”

Andre A Hakkak , Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of White Oak UK Global Advisors, LLC:

“Undoubtedly, it has been a challenging time for our customers around the world, and we’re proud to have provided this crucial CBILS funding to SMEs around the UK. As a firm, we have supported UK businesses for over 30 years, and we look forward to continuing our partnerships with businesses across the country.” 

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