Business Banks

Business banks provide banking and other financial services to small businesses and SMEs, aimed at helping them manage and grow their business. These banks don’t generally work with individuals although they may offer personal accounts. Services provided include lending, everyday banking, project finance, transaction accounts, cash management, asset finance and payment management. Find details of UK business banks and their offerings below.

About Charity Bank Charity Bank, founded in 2002, is an ethical bank that lends to charities, social enterprises and other non-profit organisations that intend to use the loan for...
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About Bank Leumi Headquartered in Israel, Bank Leumi was founded in 1902 as the Anglo Palestine Company, a subsidiary of the Jewish Colonial Trust. This trust was founded by members...
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About Close Brothers Close Brothers was founded in 1878 by 25-year-old William Brooks Close, alongside his two brothers. Now well into its second century, Close Brothers is a leading...
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About BIRA Bank British Independent Retailer Association (BIRA) Bank was founded in 1955 in Birmingham. It is the only bank in the UK owned solely by a trade association and specialises...
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About Turkish Bank Turkish Banking Group was established in Cyprus in 1901. Then named Nicosia Savings Box, it was originally aimed at providing financial support for local businesses....
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About Coconut Coconut is a new digital finance service aimed solely at helping freelancers and the self-employed manage their money. Unlike most other new, digital-only finance services...
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About National Bank of Kuwait Founded in 1952, the National Bank of Kuwait was the first local bank established in the country, and in the Persian Gulf. It was founded after a Kuwaiti...
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About United National Bank United National Bank, trading as United Bank Limited, is a commercial bank based in Pakistan and founded in 1959 and nationalised in 1974. Since its establishment,...
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About Credit Suisse Credit Suisse is a Swiss multinational investment bank and financial services company. Founded in 1856, it is the second largest bank in Switzerland and is headquartered...
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About Santander Santander UK is a British bank. Though it is a British company and autonomously managed, it is entirely owned by the Spanish Santander Group. Santander is one of the...
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About Ulster Bank Ulster Bank is one of the ‘Big Four’ Irish banks and is registered in both Northern Ireland (as Ulster Bank Limited) and the Republic of Ireland (as Ulster Bank...
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About Guaranty Bank Guaranty Trust Bank was founded in 1988 by a team of 35 thirty-something Nigerians. Based on Victoria Island, Lagos, the company received its Nigerian banking licence...
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