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Meet Kate Valdar – General Counsel at Allica Bank

Meet Kate Valdar – General Counsel at Allica Bank

Get to know Allica Bank's resident classical cellist, Kate Valdar. When she’s not shredding a bit of Mozart, she is also our General Counsel and Company Secretary.

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Allica Bank secures £26m investment and launches £100m fundraise

Allica Bank secures £26m investment and launches £100m fundraise

The time is now for Allica to scale up its operations to meet this business funding gap, bringing a blend of human relationships, deep lending expertise, and digital disruption. Together with potential acquisition opportunities of non bank lenders impacted by the pandemic, we intend to create the leading SME challenger bank for the decade ahead.

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A message from our new CEO: Richard Davies

A message from our new CEO: Richard Davies

As a new bank, we are in a fortunate position that we don’t have legacy backbook of loans to service. Instead, we can focus on serving new customers in the here and now. Whether that’s through our existing commercial mortgages and business savings accounts, or our soon-to-launch asset finance offering.  

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SME Guide to Success: Six key factors to consider post-lockdown

SME Guide to Success: Six key factors to consider post-lockdown

Clearly Covid-19 has presented the biggest challenge to the UK economy in the post-war era. While the immediate effects have been profound, the future impact on small and medium sized businesses is likely to be long-lasting and highly uncertain. 

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Allica Bank appoints Richard Davies as CEO

Allica Bank appoints Richard Davies as CEO

Allica Bank – the recently launched business bank that seeks to empower small and medium sized businesses – has today announced the appointment of Richard Davies as Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

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Allica Bank's new Business Current Account and Business Savings Notice Accounts could provide the flexibility SMEs need

Allica Bank's new Business Current Account and Business Savings Notice Accounts could provide the flexibility SMEs need

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to be a source of great financial anxiety for small and medium-sized business owners.

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We’re shaping a culture of inclusivity at Allica Bank

We’re shaping a culture of inclusivity at Allica Bank

As a growing business, Allica Bank has a great opportunity to instil diversity and inclusion of all kinds into the very core of our working environment and growth journey. I’m incredibly proud to be championing this myself at Allica.

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How we’re continuing to serve our customers during lockdown

How we’re continuing to serve our customers during lockdown

When the UK went into lockdown in March, Allica Bank was quick to respond. We had two priorities. First, enabling all our employees to do their work safely and effectively from home. Secondly, ensuring our customers see as little interruption to our service as possible.

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We need to collaborate to give small businesses the power to succeed

We need to collaborate to give small businesses the power to succeed

I have managed several small businesses throughout my career. A topic that was often a cause for debate was how we were measuring our success...

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