Thu, 25 Mar 2021

As a leading retail finance provider, we pride ourselves on developing and nurturing longstanding relationships with our partners.

Not only do we create easy to use, flexible point of sale retail finance solutions, but we also become partners in growth – supporting businesses and their customers every step of the way with affordable, responsible loans that are fully-regulated by the FCA.

It is therefore with great pride that we announce our new partnership with the John Lewis Partnership, the UK's largest employee-owned business and parent company of two cherished retail brands - Waitrose and John Lewis.

At BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK, we believe that the best partnerships are built on a foundation of trust and a shared understanding of business needs.

By working together to develop a leading finance platform that helps John Lewis customers spread the cost of their purchases in an affordable way, we hope to create a more seamless customer journey and make John Lewis products accessible to a wider audience.

According to a recent survey by BNP Paribas Personal Finance, 63% of people said the Covid-19 crisis has encouraged them to buy online in the long term. And although John Lewis had already planned to introduce an online personal finance solution before the pandemic, this unprecedented crisis has undoubtedly fast-tracked this need for financial flexibility.

With the help of our innovative retail finance team, John Lewis will launch this brand-new service to their customers both online and in-store, offering customers a responsible solution which helps them to spread the cost of their purchases.

Andrew Barker, director of point of sale finance at BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK, said: "We're delighted to welcome one of the UK’s biggest brands into our retail family and look forward to becoming partners in growth and elevating the customer experience for their shoppers."

Ali Berryman, Head of Financial Services at John Lewis, commented: "When deciding what finance provider to work with, it was really important to us that we found a partner who aligned with our values and had the best interests of our customers in mind.

We’re confident that BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK is the most suitable partner to meet not only our business needs but our customer needs as well."

To find out more about how our retail finance solutions can help your business to grow, click here.