London — Greensill, the leading provider of working capital finance for businesses and people globally, is pleased to announce that it has been approved by the British Business Bank as a new accredited lender to provide invoice finance through the Coronavirus Large Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CLBILS).
Greensill is the first fintech to be included in the CLBILS programme.
This facility will be critically important in providing financial support to mid-sized and larger UK businesses currently suffering disruption to their cashflow.
Greensill is the market-leading provider of working capital finance for businesses and people globally. In 2019, it provided $143 billion of finance to more than 8 million customers and suppliers in more than 175 countries. Volumes, year on year, increased by 115% in the first four months of 2020. Greensill believes that its inclusion in the CLBILS programme is recognition of its highly effective track record of transmitting capital to the real economy, where it is needed most.
Lex Greensill, founder and CEO of Greensill, said: “I am delighted that Greensill has been selected as an accredited CLBILS lender by the British Business Bank. Making sure capital reaches the real economy, where it is needed most, is integral to Britain’s broader economic recovery. Greensill is fully committed to supporting British businesses as they navigate COVID-19 and we will bring all of our capabilities to bear to ensure that companies of all sizes get access to the capital they need.”
Greensill challenges the status quo by working to make global finance fairer and levelling the playing field for all businesses and people alike. The company advances cash so the world can put it to work.
Founded in 2011, Greensill is headquartered in London with offices in New York, Frankfurt, Chicago, Miami, Singapore, Bogota, Shenzhen, Abu Dhabi, Johannesburg, Sydney, Warrington and Bundaberg. Greensill provides innovative financing solutions to customers across Europe, North America, Latin America, Middle East, Africa, and Asia – injecting more than $143 billion of financing in 2019 to more than 8 million customers and suppliers across more than 175 countries.