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Health and fitness club operator, Total Fitness, set for future growth following £6.5m loan from OakNorth Bank

Monday July 17th, 2023

Total Fitness has over 93,000 members and operates 15 health and fitness clubs across the North of England and Wales; Led by the first female CEO in the UK’s private health club sector, the business was backed by private equity firm, NorthEdge Capital, in 2015; The £6.5m loan from OakNorth Bank will be used to […]

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OakNorth Bank completes nearly £900m of lending to British businesses in H1 2023

Tuesday July 11th, 2023

OakNorth Bank, the neobank for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, has lent more than £886m to British businesses in the first half of this year, as it continues on its mission to support the UK’s “Missing Middle” – established small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) who are seeking to scale, but are routinely overlooked or underserved by incumbent banks and […]

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OakNorth Bank completes £15m refinancing to returning customer and ‘compact luxury’ hotel chain, Z Hotels, to support future growth

Thursday June 29th, 2023

Founded by Bev King, Z Hotels launched its ‘compact luxury’ accommodation model in London with the opening of Z Soho in 2011; Since then, the hotel chain has experienced continued success with 14 sites now operational across London, Liverpool, Bath, and Glasgow; OakNorth initially provided bespoke funding to the group in 2018 to support new […]

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OakNorth Bank lends £37m to Somerset-headquartered independent self-storage provider, UK Storage Company, to support a buyout

Monday June 26th, 2023

Founded in 2005 by Keith and Cathy Taylor, UK Storage Company is one of the UK’s largest independent self-storage providers; Following the opening of its first sites in Bridgwater and Taunton, Somerset, the business now operates 28 stores, totalling over 880k sq. ft of storage space across England; The £37m loan from OakNorth complements an […]

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OakNorth Bank and ASK co-lend £62m to leading investment firm for 133 apartments in new Canary Wharf tower

Wednesday June 21st, 2023

OakNorth Bank, the UK bank for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs and real estate funding specialist, ASK Partners (“ASK”) have provided a 36-month, £62m senior loan to a leading global alternative investment firm, secured against 133 apartments in a recently completed new-build, 53-storey residential tower in Canary Wharf, London. The acquired apartments are part of the 182 […]

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Manchester-based consumer debt advice provider, MoneyPlus, to accelerate growth following a significant loan upsize from OakNorth Bank

Monday June 19th, 2023

  Founded in 2010, MoneyPlus provides debt advice to individuals struggling with their finances, as well as legal services, to help people live better lives; Headquartered in Manchester, the business is now one of the UK’s largest providers of consumer debt advice and planning, representing tens of thousands of people each year; OakNorth initially provided […]

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