Exclusive: ‘The new deal’ – Jonathan Thompson, B-North in “The Paytech Magazine”
Nov04

Exclusive: ‘The new deal’ – Jonathan Thompson, B-North in “The Paytech Magazine”

B-North is building a regional UK business bank built on old-fashioned relationships and the newest of tech. Co-founder and CEO Jonathan Thompson explains the model. Fintech developments offer the chance to challenge every aspect of banking, particularly its relationships with customers and businesses. When it comes to lending to SMEs, one newcomer has identified an opportunity to offer an evolved way of organising business loans that...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Magazine Issue 06
Oct19

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Magazine Issue 06

We at Fintech Finance are proud to present our latest edition of The Paytech Magazine! There has been so much going on this the Paytech sphere and we provide updates on key Neobanks, such as Banking Circle, Manzil and ESG. Included in this issue are commentaries by Marcel van Oost, who compares two leading neobanks as well as a delve into how ISO 20022 & SWIFT gpi show interoperability between crossborder payments. We finally look...

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B-North raises a further £1.1m as it nears banking licence
Oct07

B-North raises a further £1.1m as it nears banking licence

B-North has teamed up with County Durham fintech specialist, Growth Capital Ventures (GCV), to announce the fundraise, which is part of a £20m series A fundraising round designed to give B-North  the necessary capital to finalise its licence process. Prior to this latest raise, B-North had completed two fundraising rounds worth a combined £6.9 million. Tapping into the UK SME lending market which has a stock of over £150 billion,...

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FF Virtual Arena: B-North Profile
Aug11

FF Virtual Arena: B-North Profile

In today’s #VirtualArena Ali Paterson is joined by Jonathan Thompson, CEO of B-North to talk about how they are planning on disrupting the UK Business Lending Market. We tackle their unique mixture of technology, culture, product offering to deliver lending solutions that can work for firms outside the M25...

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B-North partners with Wiserfunding for SME credit risk assessment
Jul13

B-North partners with Wiserfunding for SME credit risk assessment

B-North, the firm building an SME lending bank for the UK, has chosen Wiserfunding as its risk grading partner. This key element of B-North’s underwriting strategy will help the lender become more confident when assessing the credit profile of SMEs and, consequently, turn customer cases around faster and more accurately than other market participants – whilst also supporting B-North underwriters to make better informed lending...

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B-North appoints seasoned SME banking expert as Regional Managing Director for first lending pod
Jun29

B-North appoints seasoned SME banking expert as Regional Managing Director for first lending pod

B-North, the firm building an SME lending bank for the UK, has announced the appointment of Rebecca Owen as its first Regional Managing Director. Rebecca will help to develop and launch the firm’s first ‘lending pod’ – which will be based in Manchester. Rebecca’s skill set is perfectly suited for the challenges of delivering a new regional SME lending bank, the UK’s first in 150 years, as she has both extensive experience in...

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