Regulator awards SME lender Cashplus a full UK bank licence

SME credit card lender Cashplus is now a full-on SME bank. 

This morning the Prudential Regulation Authority granted Cashplus an unrestricted banking licence, with approval to start using its £500m in customer deposits for lending.

It’s a move which has huge implications for the SME challenger banking sector, as Cashplus claims to serve 7 per cent of all new UK businesses serving over 1.6m customers since it launched in 2005.

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