About SBF

Skipton Business Finance is a business financial services provider with over 20 years’ experience of providing tailored finance solutions to businesses across the UK. We offer a unique approach to finance solutions that many find differs substantially to banks and other competitors.

As a subsidiary of Skipton Building Society, we share values that are embedded within our own ethos as a company. That is a unified ethos for client care and high-quality service, delivered through our strong team dynamic. By being part of the Skipton Building Society, one of the UK’s oldest and most trusted financial institutions, our business model is unique in that we have no expensive shareholder dividends and can therefore focus on understanding our client’s businesses and developing approach-based partnerships.



Our financial services are different from the rest. We pride ourselves on a 98% customer satisfaction rate and feel this is achieved through;

A Flexible Approach to Funding – Unlike banks, we don’t base decisions on historic balance sheets and will therefore grow with your business - meaning you don’t have to keep going back to the bank, asking for more funding and going through the application process over and over again.

Dedicated Account Manager – No getting passed from one department to another every time you need to speak to someone. You will speak to a dedicated account manager who knows you and your business inside out.

Direct Access – We understand that running a business is time consuming and you don’t have time to be held up in call centre queues, repeating the same security questions over and over. When you call us, you get through to your Account Manager – simple.

Local Experts – We’ve set up offices across the UK to ensure that the financial expert that you are assigned is in your region and can bring that local knowledge to the table.

Simple Process – Every office completes their own commercial underwriting, so you’re not waiting for cross-department admin and your financial solution is processed smoothly.

People-Orientated – Businesses often choose to stay with us for their financial needs, as and when their demands change. This is because we put you first and take the time to really understand your business’s needs.

Over the past 20 years, the company has grown, employing 100+ staff and having 5 locations spread across the UK. You can learn more about our wonderful team on our meet the team page. This means we can provide you with expert knowledge that is local to you.

We truly believe that we're a pioneer in understanding the future potential of our clients and have enjoyed great success working with UK businesses that, when given access to additional working capital, go on to flourish and reach their true potential.

When I first approached Skipton Business Finance for an Invoice Finance facility, they were very open and it felt more like talking to a friend.

Over the years, we’ve also been recognised and been lucky enough to win several awards.

ACQ UK Factoring Provider of the Year 2018

ACQ Invoice Discounting Provider of the Year 2018

ACQ Gamechanger of the Year, for our Managing Director Greg Bell, 2018

Most Supportive Asset-Based (ABL) Lender 2012 at the Endless LLP St Nick awards.

DealMakers Global Award Winner 2011 in the category of Factoring & Invoice Discounting Provider of the Year.

InterContinental Finance Magazine’s Global Awards 2010 for Factoring & Invoice Discounting Provider Of The Year.

Most Supportive Asset Based Lender (ABL) of the Year 2010 at the Endless LLP St. Nick Turnaround

If you would like to learn more, contact the team today and find out how we can help take your business to the next stage of its journey.