Loans specialist 1st Stop Group has joined the London Stock Exchange Group’s international business support and capital raising ecosystem platform called ELITE. 

1st Stop Group offers car finance loans, secured second charge mortgages and unsecured personal loans to UK customers, serving customers who are not able or not wishing to borrow from high street lenders. 1st Stop prides itself on its focus on excellent customer service and has held the Gold Trusted Service Award from Feefo for the past 3 years. They employ 170 people across offices in Blackpool, Durham and Manchester and is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Alex Mollart, CEO and founder, said “Joining the ELITE community allows us to become part of an extensive ecosystem of entrepreneurs, advisers, investors and stakeholders to help continue to grow our business.”

Umerah Akram, Head of ELITE UK, London Stock Exchange said “I’m excited to present the latest group of UK companies to join ELITE, a clear demonstration of the country’s ability to grow great businesses. These companies drive innovation, employment, and create opportunities for us all.”

“ELITE is committed to giving the British business stars of the future the very best chance to succeed, providing them with access to appropriate expertise and capital. It is a unique, strong community of the best and most dynamic entrepreneurs, advisers, investors and business school academics from the UK, Europe and around the world.”