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What partners say

Alex Begun Consultant at Glenwell Group

“I’ve dealt with many different banks over the past 15 years and the experience with OakNorth was the smoothest by far. I was very impressed with the efficiency and willingness of everyone involved to complete within extremely tight deadlines. I will definitely recommend OakNorth to other investors.”

Tal Orly CEO and founder of Cogress

“Despite being a large deal in terms of ticket size, most traditional banks would have been reluctant to support this project due to the complexity of the funding structure or would have taken far too long to get the funding off the ground. OakNorth was willing to be flexible and work with us to get the deal done.”

Leon Stephenson Partner at Reed Smith

“Having worked with OakNorth since they first opened their doors in 2015, I continue to be impressed by their ability to work with high profile businesses and execute with speed and efficiency. Their success is underpinned by their knowledge and understanding of their customers, and the flexibility and dedication from the entire team to getting deals done within tight deadlines. I am particularly impressed with the growth and success of their in-house legal team, headed up by Ben Wulwik.”

James Robson RM Capital Markets

“We chose OakNorth because they understood our business and our needs and were able to provide a flexible and competitive offer to meet them in the timescale required. We share a similar set of values and they also have an excellent understanding of the complex SME lending market and the unique needs of mid-market companies that we invest in.”

Lee Federman Partner at Dentons

“I have had the pleasure of advising OakNorth on a number of financing transactions now including in respect of private equity investments in Brasserie Blanc and Dartmouth Partners. From what I have seen, the OakNorth team takes a very streamlined and commercial approach to loan documentation and process. They work tirelessly to provide what are innovative and flexible financing solutions in often very time pressured and complex circumstances. I regularly recommend them to my borrower and sponsor clients.”

£2bn

Lent to UK businesses

8,500

New homes created from our loans

8,000

New jobs created from our loans

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