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Allica Bank has revealed it has boosted its maximum commercial mortgage customer exposure for care home customers to £10m, in a strong show of support for the sector. The increase will help experienced operators looking to grow, as well as first-time buyers with demonstratable experience. 

The bank is also is pledging to make over £1bn in committed loan offers in 2022. This is double the £500m Allica targeted in 2021 – with the bank eventually offering over £540m to Britain’s SMEs, including caring homes. 

The new commitment comes during a period of accelerated growth as the bank scales to become a major force in serving British businesses, delivering the funding, technology and expertise needed at what is a crucial time for SMEs.

Nick Baker, Chief Commercial Officer, Allica Bank, commented: “We pride ourselves in listening to our broker community and taking direct action as a result. We heard that both SME care home operators and brokers are looking for a lender who can support not just the first acquisition but subsequent acquisitions too. We hope that by increasing our exposure to £10m, we will support many more operators to strengthen and scale their businesses. 

“Allica Bank is extremely well positioned to help brokers and Britain’s community of established SMEs strengthen and scale their businesses. In 2022, we will continue to develop our products and services, as we continue on our mission to reimagine relationship banking for SMEs.” 

Richard Davies, Chief Executive Officer, Allica Bank, commented: “Allica exists to support Britain’s established small and medium-sized businesses, which have been chronically underserved by the banking sector. We are therefore very proud that our bank’s strong performance has enabled us to commit to making £1bn in committed loan offers to these firms in 2022. This is a pivotal moment in Allica’s journey towards becoming the lender of choice for British businesses.”

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