OakNorth concludes acquisition agreement for Fluidly


Lender North Oak acquires a smart treasury start-up Fluid for undisclosed terms, according to a Press release emailed to PYMNTS on Monday (December 13). The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval.

Founded in 2018 in London by Rishi khosla and Joel perlman, OakNorth obtained a full banking license from the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) in March 2015. The company’s mission is to help businesses that make a significant contribution to economic growth but that are hampered by lack of access to the debt financing needed at scale.

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Oaknorth is using its software, ON Credit Intelligence Suite, to close the funding gap, the statement said. ON Credit Intelligence Suite uses real-time, data-backed insight along with peer-to-peer comparisons, industry insights, and event-based scenarios to enable banks to make loans faster and to a wider range of customers. companies.

The software is already in use by SMBC, ABN Amro, Capital One, PNC, Fifth Third and OakNorth’s own bank in the UK, OakNorth Bank.

Based in London and founded in 2016 by caroline lead, Fluidly aims to help small businesses with its Cash Flow Forecasting Tool, which complements OakNorth’s goal of empowering businesses with forward-looking data and analytics.

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OakNorth Bank has supported some of the UK’s most successful businesses with £ 6.5bn ($ 8.6bn) in loans, which have created 23,700 new jobs and 20,300 new homes.

OakNorth CEO Khosla said the Fluidly acquisition fits their mission perfectly.

“We remain open to evaluating acquisitions that help us continue our mission of empowering the Missing Middle,” Khosla added.

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“Fluidly and OakNorth are natural partners, and we are strongly aligned with our mission to support SMEs,” said Fluidly’s Plumb.

Plumb added that as an OakNorth partner, Fluidly can take the “next step on our journey to help more businesses”.

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