In 2017 Recognise’s founding directors set about the creation of a new bank, which would feel and act differently – focussing on under-served UK SME’s, delivering best in class service through genuine relationship management, flexibility and speed of execution. Jason Oakley (CEO) and Bryce Glover (Deputy CEO) have a collective 70 years experience in senior roles within established UK banks serving the SME market and share a vision of building a bank they could be proud of.
Recognise is a wholly owned subsidiary of City of London Group plc (“COLG”), and has a clear strategy to create a new UK bank that would specifically serve the needs of SMEs and would provide a home for personal and business savings. Using the best available technology, Recognise balances this with an absolute focus on personal relationships, developing a regional presence in the UK and delivering superior service to busy entrepreneurs and business owners.
The founding directors have hand-picked an experienced team who have the knowledge and enthusiasm to place Recognise on the map and to support regional communities across the UK starting with dedicated teams in London, the Midlands, Manchester & Leeds.
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Acorn to Oaks Financial Services Ltd is an independently authorised financial services intermediary which was established in 2008. They are whole of market across all product ranges being Mortgages, Commercial Lending, Insurance, Life Protection, Wealth Management, Pension and Financial Planning advice. They have a team of very experienced, professional advisors and are members of Simply Biz, the Cobra Network, BIBA and the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers. Clients range from private individuals to multinational global corporates.