Our business at a glance
The OSB Group is a leading specialist mortgage lender, primarily focused on carefully selected segments of the mortgage market. Our specialist lending is supported by our Kent Reliance and Charter Savings Bank retail savings franchises. Diversification of funding is provided by sophisticated securitisation platforms. OSB’s unique cost-efficient operating model is supported by our wholly-owned subsidiary OSBIndia.
On 4 October 2019, OneSavings Bank plc (OSB) combined with Charter Court Financial Services Group plc (CCFS), bringing increased scale, diversification and product capabilities to the OSB Group.
We provide loans to limited companies and individuals, secured on residential property held for investment purposes. We target experienced and professional landlords or high net worth individuals with established and extensive property portfolios.
We provide loans to limited companies and individuals, secured on commercial and semi-commercial properties held for investment purposes or for owner-occupation.
We provide development loans to small and medium-sized developers of residential property.
We provide loans to non-bank finance companies secured against portfolios of financial assets, principally mortgages and leases.
We provide loans under hire purchase, leasing and refinancing arrangements to UK SMEs and small corporates to finance business-critical assets.
We provide loans to individuals, secured by a first charge against their residential home.
Our target customers include those with a high net worth and complex income streams.
We are also experts in shared ownership, lending to first-time buyers and key workers buying a property in conjunction with a housing association.
We provide loans to individuals seeking to raise additional funds secured by a second charge against their residential home.
We provide funding lines to non-bank lenders who operate in high-yielding, specialist sub-segments such as residential bridge finance.
We provide products to professional and non-professional landlords with good quality credit history, through a wide product offering, including personal and limited company ownership and lifetime trackers.
We provide a range of competitive products to prime borrowers, complex prime borrowers (including self-employed, Help to Buy, Right to Buy and new-build) and near‑prime borrowers.
We offer products with flexible features, focusing on lending to prime borrowers only, for customers who need to fund short-term cash flow needs, for example, to cover light and heavy refurbishments, home improvements, auction purchases and also to ‘bridge’ delays in obtaining mortgages and ‘chain breaks’.
We offer loans to prime residential and Buy-to-Let customers, with low loan-to-value ratios, who require additional capital and who wish to secure a loan with a charge against a property which is already charged to another lender.
Kent Reliance is our award-winning retail savings franchise with over 150 years of heritage, attracting retail savings deposits via the internet.
Charter Savings Bank is a multi-award-winning online bank providing a range of competitive savings products.
The direct channel sources savings products via telephone (Kent Reliance) and post (Kent Reliance and Charter Savings Bank).
High Street branches
Our Kent Reliance branded network operates in the South East of England and offers a variety of fixed, notice, easy access and regular savings products, including ISAs.
Our securitisation platforms
CCFS has been a programmatic issuer of high-quality residential mortgage-backed securities through the Precise Mortgage Funding (PMF) and Charter Mortgage Funding (CMF) franchises, completing 12 securitisations worth more than £3.8bn since 2013 to 31 December 2019.
OSB issued its inaugural securitisation under Canterbury Finance in July 2019, having previously issued two securitisations in the Rochester programme.