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UK’s Digital Bank OakNorth, ASK Partners Provide Loan to Capilon Hotels Group, Prima Asset Management to Acquire Paddington Site

OakNorth, the digital bank for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, and real estate funding specialist, ASK Partners have provided a £19.5m co-loan to independent hotel management business, Capilon Hotels Group. Capilon specializes in property investment, development and management of various sectors and asset classes, with “a particular… Read More

UK’s Property Lending Firm Blue Shield Capital Receives £25M Loan from OakNorth Bank

OakNorth, the digital bank for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, has provided an initial £25m loan to Blue Shield Capital, a property lending firm committed to simplifying bridge lending. Launched in 2020, by co-founders Gil Ulrich and Jonathan Hitter, Blue Shield primarily underwrites senior bridging loans “backed… Read More

Private Equity backed SME Property Developer honey to Focus on Initiative Across Yorkshire with Funding from OakNorth Bank

OakNorth, the digital bank for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, has provided a further £12.2m loan to returning customer and SME housebuilder, honey, to part fund the acquisition and development of two of its latest major residential schemes. Founded in October 2022 by former Avant Homes CEO,… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank OakNorth Provides £2.5M Loan to SES, the Power Distribution Products Manufacturer

OakNorth, the digital bank for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, has provided a £2.5m loan to SES, the manufacturer of power distribution products for the entertainment industry, to support the creation of its employee ownership scheme. Founded in 1994 by brothers Mark and Gordon Cooper, and headquartered… Read More

UK’s OakNorth Bank Provides Loan to Lovett Care to Develop Site in Manchester

OakNorth – the digital bank for entrepreneurs by entrepreneurs – has provided a loan to Lovett Care, the care home provider. Founded in 2009, Lovett Care specializes in “offering residential, nursing and dementia care across England and Wales.” The past three years has seen the… Read More

UK’s OakNorth Bank Appoints Lord (Adair) Turner as Chairman

OakNorth – a UK-based digital bank, has added Lord (Adair) Turner as its Chairman of the Board. Lord Turner reportedly has “an extensive track record in financial services, including as Vice-Chairman of Merrill Lynch Europe, a Board Director of Standard Chartered, Chair of the Financial… Read More

UK’s Digital Bank OakNorth Provides Debt Finance Facility to Support Acquisition Project of ALMCOR and Affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management

OakNorth, a UK-based digital bank, has provided a debt finance facility to support the latest acquisition project of ALMCOR and an affiliate of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. ALMCOR claims that it has over 25 years of experience “operating in the UK and European real estate… Read More

UK’s OakNorth and ASK Partners Mark First Year of Corporate Collaboration

One year ago, OakNorth – the UK digital bank has acquired a 50% stake in ASK Partners (ASK), a specialist lender that reportedly has enabled over £1.4 billion of lending through its platform “where institutional partners, family offices, and high net worth individuals provide funding.”… Read More

UK’s OakNorth Bank Research: Scale-up Firms Make Up 1% of SMEs, but Contribute £500B to Economy

OakNorth, the neobank for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, has today published new research with the Social Market Foundation, a cross-party think tank, revealing the outsized impact of scale-up businesses1 on the UK economy by region, country, and sector. The new report, titled ‘The Scale of the… Read More

UK’s OakNorth Bank Increases Support for Entrepreneurs with Business Banking Offering

OakNorth, a UK digital bank, says it has launched its business banking services, aimed at “helping mid-sized businesses (revenue of £1m-£100m) that are currently overlooked and underserved in the UK’s current financial landscape.” OakNorth is authorized and regulated by the Prudential Regulation Authority and the… Read More

Digital Bank OakNorth and Founders4Schools to Support Students with Education and Career Opportunities

OakNorth, a regulated digital bank, and Founders4Schools, an ed-tech charity for teachers, have announced a new partnership to support 100,000 secondary school students -16 year-olds) – “including 40,000 from disadvantaged socioeconomic backgrounds – over the next three years.” The program will provide secondary school students… Read More

OakNorth Credit Intelligence Announces Product Enhancement of ON Climate App, Allowing Clients to Analyze Transition Risk, Impact

OakNorth Credit Intelligence (ONci), the SaaS partner for commercial banks to lend smarter, faster, and more, announces a major product enhancement of the ON Climate application that allows users to analyze transition risk and impact for each year up until 2050. The ON Climate application… Read More

OakNorth Reportedly Entered into Deals with Capital One, Fifth Third Bank

OakNorth has reportedly entered into software deals with US banking institutions Capital One and Fifth Third, according to a report from BI. OakNorth has managed to onboard two new clients for its credit intelligence product offering. Capital One and Fifth Third Bank will be using… Read More

SoftBank backed Challenger Bank OakNorth Claims it’s been Lending to UK SMEs at Record Levels During COVID

SoftBank-backed Fintech firm OakNorth claims that it has been issuing loans at record levels following the COVID-19 outbreak. Established in 2015, OakNorth was recently valued at $2.8 billion and has managed to achieve profitability. This is not too common for many of the firms or… Read More

Customers Bank Partners With Digital Bank OakNorth to Increase Paycheck Protection Program Commitment to $500 Million

Customers Bank (NYSE:CUBI) announced on Friday it has increased its Paycheck Protection Program commitment to $500 million by using digital banking OakNorth to help support American small and medium-sized businesses during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.  As previously reported, the Paycheck Protection Program is part of… Read More

UK-based OakNorth Bank Confirms that SME-focused Real Estate Lender, OIMIO, to Launch in the Netherlands

UK-based OakNorth, a digital bank for small and medium-sized companies (SMEs) that offers business and property loans, has confirmed that OIMIO, a commercial real estate SME-focused lender, has established operations in the Netherlands. The lending firm will be launching a supplier’s credit analysis and monitoring… Read More

Philip Hammond, Former UK Secretary and Chancellor, Joins Softbank-backed Fintech OakNorth

Philip Hammond, former Member of Parliament and Chancellor of the Exchequer, has reportedly joined SoftBank-backed Fintech firm OakNorth as the company continues to focus on its international expansion efforts. Hammond will be serving as a member of OakNorth’s advisory board, beginning on January 27. He… Read More

Digital Bank OakNorth Lends £2.3 Million to Property Investment Platform Riverside Capital

Riverside Capital, a platform for professional investors and intermediaries to invest in the UK commercial property market, has received a £2.3 million loan from OakNorth Bank. The funding will be utilized to acquire and develop a two-story office in Hoxton. The development is also said… Read More

UK’s OakNorth Bank Finalizes £20 Million Debt Financing Deal with LV Care Group

UK-based OakNorth Bank, an institution managed by OakNorth, has reportedly finalized a debt financing deal valued at £20 million (appr. $26.25 million) with LV Care Group, one of the leading care home providers in Jersey. Established in 2011 by Nick Bettany and Chris Shelton, the… Read More

Report: OakNorth and N26 Have Received the Most Funding Out of All US and European Digital Banks

Digital-only banks, or neo-banks, are not dependent on outdated, legacy financial infrastructure. These virtual banks are more efficient than traditional banking institutions because they operate without the costly networks of physical branches. Neobanks have been working towards transforming the retail banking sector in major financial… Read More

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