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Company Profile

Founded in 2012, SBTP Group started life in a student bedroom in Leamington Spa lending money to students to bridge until their next government student loan payment. Today, we have grown to a consolidated financial services group operating multiple brands, with ambitions to expand across Europe and beyond. Our strategy is to form relationships with young people via our student-focused brands and maintain these relationships throughout their working lives.

Management Team

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Tom Parks

Founder, CEO

Tom read Engineering at the University of Warwick, where he started Smart-Pig whilst studying in 2012. He has sat on the steering committee of the Credit Today Conference, has spoken at the Westminster higher education forum, and judged the F5 Fintech awards. He is a member of the Institute of Directors and of Out-Standing, a leading network of LGTB professionals. In 2018 Smart-Pig was reversed into new parent company SBTP Group and Tom launched new brands Buffa Loans and Synced. Tom's other interests include wind farm developer Shearwater Wind Ltd (Ireland) and MacMadison Industries (UK), owner and supplier of the Maine Coon® automotive parts brand. He is a WBFF amateur fitness model.

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Shreiff Benaziza

Founder, COO

Shreiff has extensive first hand experience of the credit industry across various product types. His experience with lenders at university led to the creation of SBTP. Alongside overseeing group operations, his priority is the welfare of our customers and employees. Shreiff studied Law at the University of Hertfordshire.

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Alexey Matveev

Non-Executive Director

Alexey is an non-executive director and investor in SBTP Group in his capacity as fixed income partner at Lomonosov Investment Fund, Cyprus. After reading Economics at Moscow State University, Alexey became an Oracle program expert and IT project management consultant. After managing his own investments with considerable success, Alexey completed a Masters in E-commerce at the University of Warwick following which he relocated to Cyprus and co-founded Lomonosov.