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Jason’s blog30/04/21

Trust is the key to securing funding in these challenging times

In his latest blog, Jason Oakley, CEO of Recognise Bank, looks at the funding options open to businesses as they look to grow coming out of lockdown. It’s been a tough winter, but as coronavirus restrictions are relaxed and the government’s roadmap out of lockdown remains on track, there is a palpable feeling of confidence […]

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Jason’s blog30/04/21

Trust is the key to securing funding in these challenging times

In his latest blog, Jason Oakley, CEO of Recognise Bank, looks at the funding options open to businesses as they look to grow coming out of lockdown. It’s been a tough winter, but as coronavirus restrictions are relaxed and the government’s roadmap out of lockdown remains on track, there is a palpable feeling of confidence […]

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Article28/04/21

Recognising the difference for family firms

Recognise is a partner of Family Business United, a global magazine and resource centre that brings together the family business community via news, insights, research and events. Paul Andrews, its founder and editor-in-chief, spoke to Recognise CEO, Jason Oakley, to understand more about the creation of the bank and its approach to finance for the family […]

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Press Releases12/04/21

Recognise appoints new Head of Savings and Payments

Recognise Bank, the UK’s newest SME Bank, is pleased to announce the appointment of Damian Trussler as Head of Savings and Payments. Damian will lead the launch of the Bank’s personal savings products once the full banking licence is granted and then also develop the suite of Business Savings accounts which will follow later in […]

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Press Releases06/04/21

Recognise appoints Arun Sohanta Regional Director for the West Midlands

Recognise Bank is pleased to announce the appointment of Arun Sohanta as Regional Director (West Midlands). Arun will be based out of Recognise’s regional hub in Birmingham. Arun has more than 15 years’ experience in banking and finance in the West Midlands, most recently as a Director of Acorn to Oaks, a specialist financial services […]

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Article29/03/21

Perfect timing

The perfect storm of Covid and Brexit may not present an obvious window of opportunity to launch a bank, but James Meigh thinks now is the ‘ideal time’, writes John Grainger in The Yorkshire Post. While many in the business world have been battening down the hatches and waiting for the Covid storm to pass […]

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Article24/03/21

Deliver products that meet customers’ needs

When the coronavirus pandemic forced UK businesses and public services into a series of lockdowns over the past year, digital technologies in the cloud enabled organisations to continue operating. Raconteur spoke to Jason Oakley about Recognise Bank’s experience of using the cloud. Recognise Bank launched in November in the middle of the pandemic, a bold move […]

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Press Releases09/03/21

Two thirds of small businesses are confident of a summer boost

More than three quarters of hospitality firms are expecting a post lockdown revival to business But 45% of SMEs need to be Covid secure ahead of re-opening 14% will use their cash surplus to fund any investment required to open, while 13% hope to borrow from their bank More than two thirds of small companies […]

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Jason’s blog04/03/21

Great news from the Chancellor for small businesses

In this year’s Budget, only his second as Chancellor, Rishi Sunak announced a range of small business friendly measures to help the sector recover from the impact of 12 months of trading under coronavirus restrictions. Top amongst the Chancellor’s announcements were an extension of the government’s existing furlough scheme to September and the continuation of […]

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Jason’s blog17/02/21

SMEs call on the Chancellor to continue financial help

Jason Oakley, Recognise Bank’s CEO, offers some insight into what kind of support many small businesses would like to see in next month’s Budget speech. Next month the Chancellor Rishi Sunak will take to the dispatch box and unveil his latest Budget. Last year was his maiden Budget and the Chancellor announced a package of […]

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Article15/02/21

Small businesses call for more financial support ahead of the Budget

Nearly half of small businesses in the hospitality and property sectors are calling on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to extend the government’s financial support package for the sector in next month’s Budget as they struggle to stay afloat during continued lockdown restrictions, new research has found. A survey of 500 companies by Recognise, UK’s newest SME […]

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Press Releases10/02/21

Recognise Implements nCino banking platform

nCino, Inc., a pioneer in cloud banking and digital transformation solutions for the global financial services industry, has announced the go-live of the nCino Bank Operating System® with new SME banking entrant, Recognise, following the granting of its banking license in November 2020. SMEs in the UK supply 60% of jobs in the private sector and therefore have a significant […]

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Press Releases05/02/21

Recognise completes complex £4million loan in record time

Recognise Bank (“Recognise”), a subsidiary of City of London Group plc (AIM: CIN), and the UK’s newest SME bank, is pleased to announce that it has successfully completed a complex transaction that involved supporting a client with a £4m loan. The £4m loan will be used by a property investment and development firm to complete […]

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