About

Bank North is a FinTech-enabled bank, fresh from receiving our UK bank licence (AWR), combining uniquely customised technology with the trust of face-to-face banking, built to disrupt the £150bn UK SME lending market with a ground-breaking business model:

UK-wide local decisioning and delivery

Our pod model places Bank North at the heart of our regional communities. Providing SMEs with an experienced specialist to build lasting relationships to deliver bespoke finance.

Delivery at pace

Our aim is to deliver finance at the pace you need. We have designed Bank North to be 10 times faster than the big banks. Recognising speed of response is a critical enabler for SMEs.

Bespoke finance tailored to your requirements

Our product set includes secured term loans, revolving credit, bridging loans and development finance. Our local specialists and underwriters build solutions around the specific needs and cashflow profile of your business.

More transparent pricing

Our pricing is transparent with no hidden or unexpected costs.

A high calibre and experienced team

Our team has an unparalleled track record in scaling SME banking businesses along with an independent, well-balanced board with extensive banking and broader financial services experience. This is led by Bank North Chair, Ron Emerson CBE, who was the founding Chair of the British Business Bank.

Meet the board

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Ron Emerson CBE
Chair
About Ron

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Jonathan Thompson
Founder, Executive Director & CEO
About Jonathan

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Dave Broadbent
Founder, Executive Director & CFO
About Dave

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Jon Hogan
Non-Exec Director
About Jon

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Robin Churchouse
Independent Non-Exec Director
About Robin

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Nimisha Patel
Independent Non-Exec Director
About Nimisha

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Deepak Haria
Independent Non-Exec Director
About Deepak

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Madis Toomsalu
Non-Exec Director
About Madis

Meet the leadership team

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Jonathan Thompson
Founder, Executive Director & CEO
About Jonathan

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Dave Broadbent
Founder, Executive Director & CFO
About Dave

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Andrea Dalton
Operations Director
About Andrea

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Sue Murdoch
Chief People officer
About Sue

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Nancy Butler
Founder & Commercial Director
About Nancy

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Ewan Hutton
Chief Technology Officer
About Ewan

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Goi Ashmore
Chief Risk Officer
About Goi

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Paul Sleney
Chief Internal Auditor
About Paul

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David Travis
Company Secretary &
General Counsel
About David

Meet the Manchester pod team

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Becky Owen
Regional Managing Director
North West Pod
About Becky

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Michael Thompson
Lending Director
About Michael

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Chris Wilcox
Lending Director
About Chris

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Darren Switzer
Lending Director
About Darren

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Jayne Foulkes
Lending Manager
About Jayne

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Alison Barwise
Lending Manager
About Alison

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Sarah Hewitt
Pod Underwriter
About Sarah

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Bank North Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority (Financial Services Register number 848024). Bank North Limited is a company registered in England and Wales (company number 11030672) and its registered office is Suite 20A, Manchester One, 53 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 3LD.