We’re Recognise Bank.

Our vision is to be the leading bank for UK SMEs, powering their success through innovative products, cutting-edge technology and trusted relationships.

Our mission

Fuelling financial success for businesses

Our story

Recognise Bank was founded in 2017 by experienced business owners who recognised the disconnect between traditional business banking and the needs of modern SMEs.

We were frustrated with the lack of understanding, certainty and flexibility offered within the industry. In short, we believed that we could build a better bank. And so, we did.

We received our banking licence in 2021 and quickly grew our community of loyal business customers, with the help of our dedicated, diverse and expert team.

Recognising our customers is at the heart of what we do. We offer a range of flexible lending products and secure FSCS protected savings accounts with competitive interest rates.

SMEs. We recognise you.

Our values


We prioritise understanding and supporting our customers and people in all circumstances.


We always aim to deliver high quality work and exceptional customer service.


Our commitment lies in keeping promises and holding ourselves accountable.

Continuous improvement

We commit to continuous growth, surpassing expectations through learning and personal development.


We work together as one team, valuing everyone's perspective.

Mixing the best of old and new


Our people are one of the main reasons our partners, brokers and customers tell us they love us. We missed the days of strong, long lasting relationships between banks and their business customers. And so, we decided to bring them back. Our dedicated relationship managers are central to our business and always on hand to help.

Digitally powered

We use innovative technology and agile working methodologies to bring our customers new products and services at speed. With no need to travel to a branch, or fill out mountains of paperwork, opening an account or applying for a loan is a quick and simple process.

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