Shore Capital appointed as Joint Broker to Provident Financial

Shore Capital is pleased to have been appointed as Joint Broker to Provident Financial plc (LON: PFG), a leading specialist banking group focused on underserved markets.

Founded in 1880, Provident Financial operates through three segments: Credit Cards (through Vanquis Bank), Vehicle Finance (through Moneybarn) and Personal Loans (through Vanquis).

Provident Financial has a market capitalisation of £548m and is a constituent of the FTSE 250.

For further information please contact:

Shore Capital: +44 (0) 20 7408 4090

Corporate Broking: Malachy McEntyre, Guy Wiehahn, Chloë Booker-Triolo

Corporate Advisory: Stephane Auton, John More

For media enquiries, please contact:

Adele Gilbert: +44 (0)7484 778 331

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About Shore Capital

We are an independent securities business offering institutional and corporate clients leading investment banking, research, sales and trading services, including fixed income.  We are represented across the UK enabling extensive distribution and institutional coverage. This distribution capability is complemented by our experienced corporate advisory and broking team who offer discreet, innovative and valued advice to companies on both the Main Market and AIM.  Shore Capital is also the 3rd largest market maker by number of AIM stocks covered.

Our cross-disciplinary team has deep, market leading experience in a wide range of small and mid-cap UK companies within the following sectors: Consumer, Financials, Healthcare, Insurance, Natural Resources, Real Estate, Support Services, Technology and Media. Our research on over 250 companies is distributed to an extensive institutional client base in the UK, Europe and US.

Shore Capital is a trading name of both Shore Capital Stockbrokers Limited and Shore Capital and Corporate Limited.