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We’ve provided £8.5bn to businesses across different UK regions and sectors since our launch in 2015, and we’re continuing to power the future of brilliant business with insights and entrepreneurial wisdom.

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Once you’ve armed yourself with the best business knowledge to grow your company, get inspired to bring out your inner entrepreneur with stories from incredible business leaders and insights on how you can emulate this success too.

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In their own words, watch our customers tell you their success stories and find out how we’re empowering trailblazing businesses across the UK.

Case studies

We’re backing the brightest minds in business. Read how OakNorth has helped businesses up and down the UK expand their growth.

We found their entrepreneurial and commercial approach refreshing and appreciated the time they took to understand our business. There were no off-the-shelf solutions or computer-says-no decisions.

– Haim Danous, Director of Thai Square Hotels

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About OakNorth Bank

Lending through economic cycles: supporting businesses in the good times and the tougher times

We sat down with Ben Barbanel, our Head of Debt Finance, to discuss the future of lending in more uncertain times. He explained how our plan to continuously back the…

Business finance

They did it their way – our most unique funding cases in 2022

We’ve funded our fair share of both residential and commercial property projects, but our portfolio is much more diverse than bricks and mortar. Our aim is to provide growing, entrepreneurial…

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Speciality finance

The Perfect Match: Finding the ideal fund finance solution partner

By: Mohith Sondhi, Senior Director of Debt Finance at OakNorth Bank In mid-December, I spoke with Emilio Di Spiezio Sardo, Co-founder of Bluegem Capital Partners, a private equity firm focused…

Business finance

Fund finance: Trends that will dominate the next 12 months

Fund finance is a growing area of focus for us here at OakNorth Bank and over my six years here, I’ve been fortunate to work on some very interesting transactions…

Speciality finance

Fund finance: what is it and why is it important for the UK property market?

By Ben Barbanel, Head of Debt Finance at OakNorth Bank Fund finance is set to play a crucial role in mitigating the effects of COVID-19 and enabling property investors to…

Industry news

Care homes and retirement living – a critical industry that can’t be overlooked, undervalued or taken for granted

Ben Barbanel, Head of Debt Finance at OakNorth Bank The UK’s social care industry is one of the biggest and most important in the UK. There are more than 1.5…


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