Chirag Shah, founder and CEO of Nucleus Commercial Finance. Shah launched Nucleus over 11 years ago with a mission to provide flexible funding solutions to the UK's economic backbone after realising that businesses had very limited options beyond the much-known incumbent banks. He vowed to be at the helm of a fintech lender that doesn’t outright reject SME applications with little to no explanation, instead focusing on a more transparent approach. Through our AI-powered automated underwriting machine, we can tell customers why their loan applications were rejected and work closely with our introducer network to support clients in getting that all-important yes.