OakNorth boss calls for ‘unicorn visa’ to attract foreign talent

Rishi Khosla, CEO of OakNorth, has urged ministers to launch a fast-track visa for overseas talent to join the UK’s fastest-growing tech disruptors

Venture Capital Funding

SoftBank to launch second Vision Fund for late-stage startups

Japanese investment bank poised to reap benefits of early investments in Uber, WeWork and Slack as they go public


OakNorth offers mortgages to small business entrepreneurs

Challenger SME bank OakNorth aims to close £260m worth of mortgages by year-end as high-street banks are hamstrung by lending criteria

Alternative Finance for Business

IW Capital to offer £200m debt funding each year

Financier closing £4m debt fund, opening up market to small private investors

Alternative Finance for Business

Rishi Khosla of OakNorth – ‘Scale-up businesses are totally underserved’

Rishi Khosla, CEO of OakNorth, explains why high-street banks are failing the growth business sector

Alternative Finance for Business

OakNorth nearly triples loans to UK businesses last year

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


Newcomer OakNorth Bank takes on business pain points

The five largest banks in the UK control 90 per cent of the market. This may not be the case for long, with latest entrant OakNorth Bank on the warpath, growing exponentially every quarter. Founder Rishi Khosla speaks to GrowthBusiness on how it all began and what lies ahead for UK's entrepreneurs seeking finance.

Mergers & Acquisitions

SME bank Oaknorth secures £66m investment as Indiabulls takes 40% stake

OakNorth is the self-proclaimed 'bank for entrepreneurs' in the UK.