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Growing your business

Streamline business payments with OakNorth business banking: FPS, CHAPS, and BACS

Monday June 24th, 2024

Efficient payment solutions are essential for any scaling business. At OakNorth, we understand the importance of swift, secure, and flexible payment systems. Our business banking offering includes three key payment schemes: Faster Payment Systems (FPS), CHAPS, and BACS. Each of these solutions is designed to meet the diverse needs of scaling businesses, providing the speed […]

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Growing your business

Growth lessons from three iconic UK businesses

Monday June 10th, 2024

In partnership with Business Leader, we recently welcomed over 30 CEOs, founders, CFOs, and leaders to our Soho office for an inspiring breakfast event. The panel discussed the hurdles and triumphs of scaling high-growth businesses and featured industry leaders and OakNorth customers, Nisha Katona of Mowgli Street Food, Matthew Mills of Deliciously Ella, and Tom […]

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Business development

A developer’s guide to Biodiversity Net Gain: Insights from our recent webinar

Friday May 31st, 2024

As sustainability becomes an integral part of development projects, understanding Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) is crucial. We recently hosted a webinar with two industry experts, Aaron Grainger, Associate Director – Nature and Biodiversity at Buro Happold and Andy West, Head of Land and Planning at Verto Homes, to provide developers with a comprehensive guide to […]

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Business banking

How we’re setting the standard for customer experience

Monday April 29th, 2024

Time is a precious commodity in today’s fast-paced business landscape. Every minute spent navigating cumbersome banking processes is time taken away from making critical decisions and driving growth. For mid-sized businesses, CFOs, and founders, everyday banking can feel like a necessary evil – a hurdle to overcome rather than a tool for success. That’s why […]

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Business finance

Investing in tomorrow: How debt financing can fuel growth in the UK’s education sector

Thursday April 18th, 2024

Nurseries and schools are the heartbeat of UK communities, shaping the futures of generations to come. Yet, behind the scenes, owners and operators face a range of financial hurdles particularly surrounding financial stability, sustainability and growth.  From nurseries to Special Education Needs (SEN) schools, unfortunately, financial challenges like accessing capital for growth are an unavoidable […]

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Business finance

Navigating the alternative residential market: Insights from our recent webinar

Monday April 8th, 2024

The housing market is ever-evolving, responding to demographic shifts, economic trends, and societal needs. In recent years, we’ve seen a surge in alternative residential options, catering to specific segments of the population and addressing the shortcomings of traditional housing. From Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) to retirement living, co-living, and shared ownership, these sub-sectors are reshaping […]

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