Ed Boyle and David Pike of KPMG’s Restructuring practice were appointed joint administrators of Elevate Credit International Limited (“ECIL”) on 29 June 2020.
ECIL provided consumer loans under the brand ‘Sunny’, and previously also provided consumer loans under the ‘1 Monthly Loan’ and ‘Quid’ brands.
The business had been under sustained financial pressure for some time, which was then exacerbated by the current crisis. As a result, the directors took the difficult decision to appoint administrators to the business.
ECIL operated as a UK subsidiary of Elevate Credit. This will not impact other Elevate Credit brands or operations.
Following the appointment of the Joint Administrators, all new lending has ceased, but the company continues to collect in its loan book from its circa 50,000 customers.
Customers should continue to make repayments of existing loans in the usual way, and interest is continuing to accrue on outstanding loans as usual.
Current and former customers of ECIL are encouraged to view the Frequently Asked Questions on the Sunny website, Sunny.co.uk which provides further information.
The company employed approximately 143 staff at its offices in London and Bury St Edmunds. While the joint administrators have retained the majority of staff while they assess options for the business, it is with regret that they confirm 32 redundancies today. The joint administrators will be working with the employees affected over the coming days to provide them with any and all support they need.
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