The Association of Short Term Lenders (ASTL) has launched a new website, aiming to provide clearer information on the association and the benefits of working with its members and associate members.

The ASTL website, developed following a consultation with members, has a new design, navigation and content.

The website also features updated directories for its members and associate members, with a filtering system that allows users to search for a business that can meet their requirements.

Vic Jannels, chief executive of the ASTL, said: “I’m very proud to be able to launch the new ASTL website, which provides a more representative shop window for our association, our members and ultimately for our industry.

“Our job at the ASTL is to uphold high standards of practice within short term lending, to protect its reputation and to promote the sector and help to grow its potential.

“This new website gives us a great platform to do that and we are already planning ways to raise awareness and drive traffic to the site in the new year.”