About

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

1867

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

1870

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

1950

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

1954

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

1970

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

1988

James Stewart and Sons is sold.

1995

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

2005

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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