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Read the latest industry news, find practical advice on how to grow your business and smart tips to save for the future, all here on the OakNorth blog.

Industry news

Landlords, don’t freeze on MEES

Monday July 31st, 2023
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We’re over halfway through 2023, which means that the updates to the Domestic Minimum Efficiency Standard regulations (MEES) for all newly rented properties come into play in less than two years. The new efficiency standards for properties with existing tenancies will be enforced in 2028. Sounds like ample time for landlords to get to grips […]

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Growing your business

Three key ways to build resilience in business, and how pro-business policies can support future growth

Wednesday June 14th, 2023

In May 2023, we hosted a roundtable event with key business leaders and OakNorth customers to discuss the power of resilience in business. We heard directly from those who have had to adapt and become resilient both in businesses and government, as well as Heartwood Collection Executive Chairman, Mark Derry, and former Chancellor of the […]

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Accountants and advisors: How to better understand clients seeking funding

Wednesday May 24th, 2023

As businesses look to take on funding for growth, expansion, or operational needs, accountants play a key role in helping to match them with a lending partner. This is why you’ll need to place yourself in their shoes, and consider what questions they may have and how you can best support them. To help you […]

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About OakNorth Bank

Taking our charitable efforts worldwide by supporting schools in India

Friday May 19th, 2023

Though we’re a UK bank, that doesn’t stop us from making a difference around the world. We have multiple offices in India and share 1% of our group profits with charities around the country. One of our most recent charity sponsorships was to improve sanitation for two Gurgaon schools, and on a recent visit to […]

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Accountants and advisors: How to leverage market trends with your clients

Tuesday April 25th, 2023
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Keeping up to date with the latest trends is how many businesses continue to be successful, but the most prosperous ones take advantage of changes in the market. Be it offering new products, or phasing out out-of-style ones, adapting offerings and practices to what customers are looking for is how businesses can keep themselves relevant […]

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Business development

The case for care – lending through cycles and supporting the senior living sector despite current headwinds

Tuesday April 4th, 2023

With some potentially tougher times facing the care industry, supply has been struggling to keep up with demand. But for those that can weather the storm, there’s a ready and waiting audience to tap into. Our Debt Finance Director, Steve Wilson, scoped out the current factors that care providers should be aware of.  The social […]

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