Challenger Banks


What the Chancellor can do this Budget to help small business finance

With high street and challenger banks both reining in SME lending, the government needs to loosen restrictions around tax-based funding, argues Gary Robins.


Cashplus plans to lend £400m to small business from next year

Cashplus aims to have a 10pc market share of all new UK business accounts by 2024, with nearly 100,000 business customers already

Alternative Finance for Business

OakNorth nearly triples loans to UK businesses last year

OakNorth has lent £3 billion to British business within four years


Starling Bank raises £75m to fund expansion

Challenger bank already has 30,000 small business accounts.


SME bank account Anna Money raises £9m from tech investor Kinetik

SME banking app will use investment to add tools and features


Entrepreneur interview: George Bevis, founder & CEO of challenger bank Tide

George Bevis, CEO of challenger bank Tide talks growth and funding.


How active cash management can generate £8 billion for UK businesses

Billions in deposits are sitting in low-paying interest accounts when they could be performing better elsewhere.


The big banks and their challengers

A pack of increasingly aggressive competitors is snapping at the heels of the big high-street names, who have a job on their hands to regain public trust.