Becky's skill set is perfectly suited for the challenges of delivering a new regional SME lending bank, the UK’s first in 150 years, as she has both extensive experience in delivering meaningful SME lending and working at a challenger brand.
She brings with her more than two decades of business and commercial banking experience - leading teams through demanding environments, such as the Global Financial Crisis, a large scale integration and a following disintegration some time later all while building strong relationships with her team to ensure delivery for her SME customers. Most recently Head of Origination at a challenger bank for the past 12 months following over 20 years at RBS Group plc where she spent the majority of her career working with SME’s in various senior positions.
Tapping into the UK SME lending market valued at over £150 billion per year, B-North’s model is built upon the premise of operating regional ‘lending pods’ of underwriters, brokers, and account managers across the UK for faster lending and to build face-to-face relationships with growing businesses. Through its model of rich client relationships and utilisation of cloud banking technology B-North aims to deliver lending up to 10x faster than the market standard.
B-North continues to make strong regulatory, commercial and technical progress and expects to commence lending activities later in 2020.