FLA Members provided £113 billion of new business in 2020

11 February 2021

New figures released today by the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) show that FLA members across the asset finance, consumer finance and motor finance markets provided £113 billion of new business in 2020 to help support business investment and households make essential purchases during the pandemic. Of this total, £37 billion was provided by non-bank lenders and £16 billion went to SMEs.

Stephen Haddrill, Director General at the FLA, said:

“Our latest figures show the great support that FLA members gave to their customers and the economy in 2020, including to SMEs.  Member companies will build on this during 2021, contributing to a full recovery of the UK economy.

“To ensure that FLA members achieve this they need a balanced approach to forbearance from the FCA this year with a focus on tailored support; independent finance companies need to be supported; and clarity and stability on policies for net zero are required, including recognition of support for technology risk.” 


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 Note to editors: 

  1. In 2020, FLA members provided £113 billion of new finance to UK businesses and households. £86 billion of this was in the form of consumer credit representing over a third of total new consumer credit written in the UK in 2020. £27 billion of finance was provided to businesses and the public sector. FLA members financed more than a third of UK investment in machinery, equipment and purchased software in the UK in 2020.
  2. For media enquiries, please contact the FLA press office on 020 7420 9656.



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