Frequently asked questions
Recognise Bank currently offers unregulated loans exclusively for UK SMEs. We provide flexible products tailored to your business’ needs.
To get things underway quickly, please complete our enquiry form with some basic details so that a member of our team can get in touch to take your request forward.
- For Bridging Loans and Commercial Property Loans you can borrow from £100k to £5m.
- For Working Capital Loans, you can borrow from £100k up to £250k. The maximum amount you can borrow is £500k if you are the owner of a professional practice.
Commercial Property Loans – up to 5 years
Bridging Loans – up to 12 months
Working Capital Loans – up to 3 years or up to 5 years if you are the owner of a professional practice
Our aim is to provide you with a solution as quickly as possible. A member of the Recognise team will discuss your requirements with you and will aim to provide indicative terms within 24 hours.
They will also tell you what additional information is required to support a credit application. Once this information has been provided an application will be made to our credit team who will aim to revert to you within 2 working days. Of course, we will ensure that we keep you abreast of the progress of your loan application as we proceed through each stage.
If, unfortunately we are not able to assist, we will tell you as quickly as possible. We will also explain the reasons why and explore any alternative options, which may be available to you in the wider market.
Recognise lends to experienced property investors, business owners and professionals, generally with at least a 2-year profitable trading history and a viable business model. Borrowers may be sole traders, limited companies, or partnerships.
Recognise will lend to businesses registered and based in England and Wales. Any property (ies) offered as security must be in England or Wales.
At present we do not offer Development Finance, but we will be happy to consider providing funds to assist with the refurbishment and improvement of a property.
If you are concerned about debt or meeting your loan repayments, the important thing is not to ignore it but come and talk to us. The earlier you address the situation, the sooner you can take action to solve it, reducing stress and potentially saving you money in the long term. We are here to help you navigate through these types of issues.
Please speak to us as soon as possible to see how we can help.
It might also be worth checking for advice available from the Government/Citizens Advice Bureau. You can link to their sites here.
We want to help your business thrive and prosper. If you want to discuss additional borrowing please contact your Relationship Manager or click here to complete an enquiry form and a member of the Recognise team will be in touch.
All loans offered by Recognise may be repaid early. Please check your Facility Letter or contact a member of the Recognise team for redemption details.
We hope you will always be happy with our service and our products, but sometimes things can go wrong. When that happens, our job is to listen and to put it right. It’s best to contact your relationship manager first. If you’d rather not do that and for more information on our complaints process, please click here.