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business at a time.

UK SMEs, we salute you. You're the undisputed
backbone of the UK economy and we're here to
help you realise your true potential.

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We recognise your needs, challenges - and frustrations

We get it

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We know what it’s like to be an SME – we’ve run our own. We’ve also worked for the big banks who often don’t think small enough.

It’s personal

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You’ll always have someone to talk to, including a Relationship Manager who’ll get to know you, your business and your ambitions.

We don’t delay

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Time’s precious. So we short-cut access to our decision makers and use class-leading technology to speed up our processes.

Tailored solutions, not tick-box lending

‘Tick-box’ lending doesn’t fly with us because our customers rarely fit boxes. Our common-sense approach combines a human touch with class-leading technology to create flexible products that fit your unique business circumstances and individual needs.

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Press Releases06/09/21

Recognise Bank announces new Head of Credit

Gavin Keyte joins from Allica Bank as Recognise ramps up lending plans following its latest capital raise Gavin Keyte has been appointed Head of Credit at Recognise Bank, the new SME bank and business lender. He joins from Allica Bank, where he was Head of Credit, and brings with him experience gained from 28 years in the […]

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Jason’s blog31/08/21

SMEs need expert help with their borrowing needs more than ever

In his latest blog, Jason Oakley explains how our recent SME Survey has found that a majority of firms say their existing business bank can’t always support their borrowing needs. If you’re a small business owner it’s likely that you are highly skilled in the industry that you operate in, be it manufacturing, retail, transport […]

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