SME finance provider White Oak UK has announced the launch of a premium broker programme with the desire to boost their offering to the broker community.

The programme launch comes following the appointment of Matt Phillips to the role of head of broker & strategic partnerships in October last year. Phillips said: “Having spent 10 years in the industry, I have developed a real understanding of what businesses and brokers want from a funder. We have used this insight to help deliver a programme to our brokers that gives both them and their clients a funding solution that provides them with everything they need to do business.”

White Oak UK rolled out the premium broker programme as a pilot in January this year to their top performing brokers of 2018. The programme features a dedicated business development manager, and is coupled with dedicated back-office support staff.

Phillips continued: “I’m delighted to see the new programme having such an impact in such a short amount of time, but we still have more to do to deliver a market leading programme for our key brokers.

“The broker market is a vitally important channel for us and we will continue drive the expansion of our offering, ensuring that we provide a range of products and a level of service that is unrivalled.”

White Oak UK will also be introducing new systems with the intention of improving their service to brokers. This includes e-sign documents to the premium broker programme members.

White Oak UK’s financial services include asset finance, business loans, commercial mortgages and education leases. The business is based in Ewloe, North Wales with additional offices in Stewarton, Manchester, London and Southampton.

In January this year White Oak UK moved all of its employees from Stewarton in Ayrshire to Glasgow after opening its headquarters in the city on 58 Waterloo Street.

White Oak UK has signed a long-term lease for its office in the building on Waterloo Street, which is centrally located in Glasgow’s financial district.