The Funding Corporation is an independent finance group that also owns ACF Car Finance Limited, a national network of used car dealerships that retails the vehicles funded by TFC.

TFC specialises in the non-prime marketplace, enabling customers with compromised credit records to apply for personal finance that might not otherwise be available from mainstream lenders. It employs more than 150 staff, the majority of whom are based at its Chester head office and contact centre. The business relies heavily on IT and, recognising the importance of ensuring high availability, chose Sungard AS to host and manage its critical systems. Principal IT System Engineer Emlyn Vaughan-Edmunds explains, “It’s vital we have an IT infrastructure we can rely on as this ensures we remain both compliant with regulatory requirements, and able to maintain confidence in the integrity of our electronic storage and retrieval systems.”

The Funding Corporation (TFC) has been a Sungard AS customer since 2004. Emlyn Vaughan-Edmunds explains the finance group chose Sungard AS as its IT partner because, “Sungard is well respected in the marketplace. It’s got the infrastructure, proven processes and technical expertise. It’s a company others try to emulate.”