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Our History

Secure Trust Bank was founded in 1952 and incorporated in 1954. It was part of the Arbuthnot Banking Group from the early 1980s until 2016. In November 2011 shares in the Bank were admitted to AIM. In June 2016 Arbuthnot Banking Group reduced its interest in the Bank to 18% and, in October 2016, the Bank stepped up to the premium segment of the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange.

Since its formation the Bank has grown through professional and responsible lending across existing and new divisions and selective acquisitions of loan books and businesses, funded by capital and customer deposits.


V12 Vehicle Finance Logo WhiteSecure Trust Bank’s Motor Finance business launches a new lending proposition under the V12 Vehicle Finance brand in June

UK Best WorkplaceSecure Trust Bank Group attains UK Best Workplace™ status in May, replacing IIP Gold

STB logoNew London premises are established at 67 Lombard St. in January, in the heart of the British banking sector


STBG logoSecure Trust Bank Group customer numbers exceed 1 million and total lending balances pass £2 billion for the first time


Investors In People logoSecure Trust Bank Group is awarded Investors In People Gold in December

London Stock Exchange logoSecure Trust Bank Group steps up to the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in October

Arbuthnot logoArbuthnot Banking Group reduces its shareholding in Secure Trust Bank Group to 18 per cent in June

Everyday Loans logoThe Everyday Loans Group is sold in April


STB CF logoSecure Trust Bank’s business finance offer is developed with Commercial Finance being formed as a division within the Group


STB REF logoThe Real Estate Finance division is formed to support SMEs in providing finance principally for residential development and investment

V12The V12 Finance Group is acquired and subsequently the Group’s existing retail finance business is merged with the V12 business

Debt Managers logoThe Debt Managers Services business is acquired


Everyday Loans logoThe Everyday Loans Group is acquired


Alternative Investment Market logoSecure Trust Bank lists on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) in November


Moneyway logoSecure Trust Bank’s Motor Finance business begins lending under the Moneyway brand providing hire purchase lending products to a wide range of customers


Arbuthnot logoSecure Trust Bank becomes part of the Arbuthnot Banking Group


STB logoSecure Trust Bank is founded