Stewart Finance is a family-run business based in Stockport, Cheshire.

We have been providing credit to the local community since our company founder, great great grandfather James Stewart, came down from Ayrshire in 1870.

Our History


19 year old James Stewart come down from Ayrshire, Scotland to take up an apprenticeship in Scottish Drapery trade based in Ardwick, Manchester.


James Stewart sets up own business selling clothing and collecting weekly payments.


James Stewart and Sons expands with stores in Manchester, Stockport and Crewe.


An 18 year old Ian Stewart, great grandson of James Stewart, joins the family business.


James Stewart and Sons Ltd, trading for 100 years and with 130 agents collecting payments, diversifies into home credit.


James Stewart and Sons is sold.


Ian Stewart re-establishes Stewart Finance in its current iteration.


James Stewart, Ian's son and the original James Stewart's great great grandson, takes over the business and continues to grow Stewart Finance into the thriving family business it is today, along with other key members of the Stewart family.

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