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Our History

Our team have been supporting the UK business market since 1999.

Formed as a direct result of the major banks becoming more and more selective the founding directors felt that the creation of a business which could offer the very best parts of each finance company would help create lots of YES's and few NO's

Our company has grown on that very simple concept. We like to say Yes, we work harder to make deals happen, we are competitive and we have a team of winners who like to listen and that helps us source the best fit for our clients.

Simple! yet it continues to work.

Our Values

We value our customers and prospective customers. We will show our customers that we value them by being Approachable, Professional, Friendly, Creative, Flexible, Honest & Trustworthy.

We value and will pro actively support our colleagues, suppliers and others whom our business interacts with. We will all show that, in word and deed. without that there is little point in coming to work.

We value honesty, integrity, hard work and self-development. The keys to successful business.

We value enjoying our work and dealing with our customers and prospective customers.

We value being a business where people are encouraged to grow and achieve their ambitions

We value experience but at the same time will try to bring fresh ideas to the markets in which we operate.

We value independence. From independence comes strength.

Most of all we endeavour to add value to our customers businesses by considering their needs and providing fairly priced financial services to meet those needs. By offering good value to our customers along with maintaining an environment where people value a sense of belonging within First Independent Finance we will be successful in the marketplaces in which we operate

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Defining Service

First Independent Finance is committed to ensuring that when you describe the service given to you by us, it's nothing short of "excellent". This commitment is made to all our customer groups, inc asset finance clients, vendors, private individuals and funder partners.

Our aim of making your experience excellent means that we strive to get it right first time, so customers don't have to jump through hoops and we can therefore ensure assets are delivered on time

This quality of service doesn't happen by accident. We have service standards and a process to make sure that it happens. You are not dealing with a bureaucracy or a call centre. All our sales people are personally in charge of this process and will make sure that this all happens as quickly and as smoothly as possible.

IIP Gold

First Independent Finance has always held its people in high regard. That is the cornerstone for great service and to prove we care we have held Investors In People (IIP) accreditation since 2002.

After our standard report late in 2008 we decided to lift the bar and go for Gold IIP accreditation and, although we thought it was an achievement that would take years to attain, we accomplished the highest level of IIP accreditation in 2009, and this was reaffirmed in 2013.

People make businesses and we are committed to ensuring our clients can work with a company dedicated to its people.

If you wish to see how Investors in People can help your business. Click here

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Awards

We are proud of our awards, we believe they offer tangible evidence that we have been progressive in the way we have operated and developed over many years and that we are doing the job right. We believe it makes us refreshingly different as we work harder to make deals happen offering Trust Choice and Support to clients so they can in turn make confident choices.

Leasing World UK Broker Of The Year 2016

Leasing World Top Hard Assets Broker 2015

Leasing World UK Broker Of The Year 2014

Ayrshire Business Awards - Best Performing Business +25 staff

Leasing World UK Broker Of The Year 2013

Investors In People Gold 2013

Business MoneyFacts Awards 2013 - Asset Based Finance Broker of the Year (Finalist)

Leasing Life European Broker Of The Year 2012

Leasing World UK Broker Of The Year 2012

Excellence In Service Award 2010

Future Leaders 30 Under 40 2010

Investors In People Gold 2009

Innovation & Creativity 2004/5 - Finalist

Skills & Learning 2004/5 - Finalist

Best Performing Business 26 - 250 Employees 2004/5 - Winner

Best Performing Business Under 25 Employees 2003/4 - Winner

Innovation & Creativity 2002 - Finalist

Skills & Learning 2002 - Finalist