As news of the global outbreak of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to unfold, we wanted to take this opportunity to share the steps that White Oak UK is taking to maintain our commitment to customers, partners, brokers, and importantly, to protect the health and safety of our employees.
UPDATE: White Oak UK are now accredited on the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme. Find out more here.
Over the last few weeks and days, we, like you, have been closely watching developments unfold, both in the UK and abroad with increasing concern.
This is unchartered territory for all of us; however, we believe that a measured and coordinated approach to this new, challenging reality is critical as we begin to navigate the coming weeks and months.
We remain very much ‘open for business’
Our business is built on ensuring that UK small and medium-sized businesses have access to the funding they need, when they need it.
We remain committed to providing a strong level of availability and maintaining business as usual to the best of our abilities.
We continue to operate smoothly, while keeping our people safe
We have been stress-testing our systems and technologies diligently over the last 2 weeks to ensure we are able to both maintain business continuity and to ensure that we can provide a continued, effective level of service and we are confident that we can.
We are taking ongoing guidance from trusted sources and are committed to keeping our people safe. Many of our teams are now operating from home and we will continue to scale this over the coming days, helping to achieve the social distancing that authorities believe is so critical to slowing the spread of the virus. Rest assured however, you can contact us via the same channels and in the same ways you always have.
We know things are changing and fast and we will evolve our approach as warranted to ensure that we can confidently support businesses with the right access to funding as we move forward.
Managing Director – Lease & Loan
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