OakNorth Values

At OakNorth, our mission is to help the UK’s entrepreneurs and fast-growth businesses achieve their potential by giving them access to fast, transparent, and flexible lending solutions – no off-the-shelf solutions, no computer-says-no decisions.

We have six core values that underpin how we run our business and distinguish ourselves in the market:

  • 10X: aiming to offer our customers products and service that are 10 times better than the competition
  • One team: working collaboratively to achieve the best results for our customers
  • Momentum: ensuring that we put energy and drive into everything we do
  • Saying it as it is: being open and transparent with all of our stakeholders
  • Right ambition: understanding our purpose and conducting our business in an ethical way
  • Challenge and simplify: questioning the status quo and striving for efficiency

By saving with us, customers understand that they’re not just benefitting from competitive interest rates that will give them a greater return on their deposits, but they’re also supporting the UK’s entrepreneurs and fast-growth businesses - the cornerstone of this great economy.

In addition, our customers are saving with a responsible bank that takes its role in society seriously:

  • Human rights and equality: we take due care in providing lending services to businesses, individuals and organisations that treat their employees, customers, suppliers and all other stakeholders fairly and in accordance with their human rights
  • The environment: we take due care in providing lending services to businesses, individuals and organisations that conduct their activity in an environmentally responsible way
  • Animal rights: we take due care in providing lending services to businesses, individuals and organisations that conduct their activity without the exploitation of animals or their environments
  • Economic development: we take due care in providing lending services to businesses, individuals and organisations that conduct their activity in a responsible way according to the rules and regulations in the markets in which they operate