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 Nomura Nomura Holdings is a Japanese financial company founded in Osaka but now based in London. It is an important member of the Nomura Group. It is named for its founder, stockbroking...
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About Bank Sepah International Bank Sepah was the first bank established in Iran, dating from 1925. ‘Sepah’ is poetic Persian for ‘army’; the bank carries this name as its initial...
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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 Persia International Bank Persia International Bank was founded in London in 2002. The company was formed after the merger of its joint shareholders Bank Mellat and Bank Tejarat....
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About R Raphael & Sons R Raphael & Sons, operating under the trading name Raphael’s Bank, is a small independent bank based in the UK. Founded during the Napoleonic Wars in 1787 by...
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About Reliance Bank Reliance Bank was founded in 1890 by William Booth. Originally named Salvation Army Bank, it was originally set up to help the Salvation Army to finance mortgages...
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About Wesleyan Bank Founded in 1841, Wesleyan Assurance Society is based in Birmingham. A financial services mutual company, it was established by members of the Wesleyan Methodist...
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About Zenith Bank Founded in 1990, Zenith Bank is a multinational financial services company based in Nigeria. It is licensed by Nigeria’s Central Bank. It is the biggest commercial...
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About Paragon Bank Paragon Banking Group is a UK-based specialist finance provider, headquartered in Solihull and founded in 1985. Originally named National Home Loans Corporation,...
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About CAF Bank CAF Bank is a registered charity and independent bank that works solely with charities, not-for-profits and donors. Their work is focused around helping their clients...
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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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