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Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Policy

Sancus Lending Group, Diversity and Inclusion Policy (D&I)


1. Introduction 


This policy applies to the following entities of Sancus Lending Group Limited (collectively the “Sancus Group” and each “Sancus”), which include: Sancus Group Holdings Limited, Sancus Lending (Guernsey) Ltd; Sancus Lending (Jersey) Ltd; Sancus Lending (UK) Ltd; and Sancus Lending (Ireland) Ltd.

The Holdco Board of Directors will be referred to as the “Holdco Board” and the Board of each Group Entity will be known as the “Board” and the “Boards” collectively.


2. Sancus’ position on D&I  


Sancus is committed to eliminating discrimination and encouraging diversity throughout our workforce. Our aim is that our workforce will be truly representative of  all  sections  of  society  and one  in  which each employee feels respected and able to give of their best.  

All employees, whether part-time, full-time, permanent, contract or temporary, will be treated fairly and with respect. Selection for employment, promotion, training, or any other benefit will be on the basis of aptitude and ability. All employees will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential and the talents and resources of the workforce will be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the Company. 

Sancus will not discriminate against any person or organisation on the grounds of race, ethnic origin, disability, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexuality, age, class, appearance, religion, marital or family circumstances, or any other matter which causes a person to be treated with injustice. 


Everyone connected with Sancus has a responsibility to promote our commitments to equality and diversity. This includes: 

  • Board Members;  
  • Executive Leadership; 
  • Employees;  
  • Contractors; and  
  • Other partners and stakeholders with whom we engage.  



3. Our approach  


Diversity recognises that everyone is different in a variety of visible and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised, respected, valued, promoted and celebrated. Research shows that diverse workforces are beneficial for decision making, innovation and problem solving as people bring a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences with them. 

Inclusion is the practice of including people in a way that is fair for all, values everyone’s differences, and empowers and enables each person to be themselves and achieve their full potential and thrive at work. 

An inclusive workplace culture is one in which everyone feels that they belong through feeling safe in being themselves, that their contribution matters, policies and practices are fair and diverse range of people are supported to work together effectively. 

The moral case for building fairer and more inclusive labour markets and workplaces is indisputable: recognising and valuing our identity, background or circumstance, we all have a right to the opportunity to develop our skills and talents to our full potential, work in a safe, supportive and inclusive environment, be fairly rewarded and recognised for our work and have a meaningful voice on matters that affect us. 

It’s also vital for the sustainability of businesses and economies. Everyone stands to benefit when we embrace and value the diversity of thoughts, ideas and ways of working that people from different backgrounds, experiences and identities bring to an organisation. 


Sancus aims to achieve this through:  

  • Adopt a fair and open system for recruiting, selecting and promoting employees; 
  • Provide training and other guidance to all employees to help them implement our commitments on equality and diversity; 
  • Regularly review all of our employment related terms and conditions to ensure that they are non-discriminatory and fair to all; 
  • Create a working environment that values diversity and is free from harassment; and  
  • Promote work-life balance initiatives.  



4. Review 


This Policy will be reviewed as required pursuant to any legislative, regulatory or business changes. As a minimum, Sancus endeavours to maintain compliance with legislative requirements. 

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Funding through Sancus is entirely at your own risk and the decision whether or not to is solely yours. The return on any funding opportunity is dependent on a number of factors and cannot be guaranteed. We cannot give assurances as to the creditworthiness of any borrowers, the collectability of any repayment, the quality and accuracy of any information obtained in respect of any funding opportunity or the enforceability of any security. In the event of a default, the timescales and outcome of any recovery is inherently uncertain. By using the platform, you knowingly accept the foregoing risks and you further accept that the role of Sancus is limited to providing an online marketplace for users and that information obtained from Sancus does not constitute legal, financial, tax or other advice or recommendation in relation to a funding opportunity, and you will conduct your own research and form your own opinion as to whether or not to participate in a funding opportunity. There is no recourse to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, or other such government run compensation schemes. The UK platform is operated by Sancus Lending (UK) Limited, a UK incorporated company which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, firm reference number 593992.