Key Finance was established in 1979 by John Mounsey, primarily as a supplier and trader
in information technology equipment. This reflected John's background in the IT sector,
having held senior positions within IBM, ICL and Econocom.
The Company progressively
became involved with the funding of IT equipment and became an independent leasing
company in 1987.
Key developed strong relationships with a number of major financial
institutions which, allied to its own in-house expertise in the IT sector, enabled
the Company to provide some innovative lease finance for its customers.
During the first decade of trading, Key Finance provided circa £200 million of lease
transactions for a wide range of corporate and local government clients. More recently,
the Company has moved away from its traditional IT focus and now provides finance across
a wide range of general equipment.
Key Finance has grown into a stable, well balanced asset investment and leasing company
with a sizeable investment portfolio, long term customer partnerships and strong
relationships with a panel of quality funders.
John Mounsey is now Chairman of the Key Finance Group of Companies and remains the major