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Who we are

Paragon Banking Group PLC

We are a UK specialist bank. Our lending products include mortgages for landlords and loans for business customers. Our lending is funded by deposits from savings customers, together with wholesale funding. Founded in 1985, we are a FTSE 250 company listed on the London Stock Exchange, employing almost 1,450 people.

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Our business and customers

We help individuals and small businesses across the UK prosper and grow by focusing on customers in markets typically underserved by larger high street banks. We have a deep understanding of our customers and their markets, designing products to meet their needs and continually striving to exceed their expectations.

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Mortgage Lending

73,000+ buy-to-let accounts

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Commercial Lending

36,000+ business customers across the UK

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Idem Capital

97,000+ active loan servicing accounts

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214,000+ savings customers

Strategic framework

We are building a specialist bank for our customers, which delivers sustainable growth and shareholder returns through a low risk and robust model. This approach enables us to create value for all our stakeholders.

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Our purpose is to support the ambitions of the people and businesses of the UK by delivering specialist financial services

Expert insight

Hear direct from our experts about how we support customers and what makes us different.

The pandemic and buy-to-let

Richard Rowntree
Managing Director – Mortgages

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Lending to SMEs

John Phillipou
Managing Director – SME Lending

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Our experienced Board and Executive Committee set the strategy and guide the business forward.

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Our values


Eight core values underpin the way we do business and how we interact with our customers and each other.

Follow our journey

We’ve been helping UK customers with their finance needs for over 35 years. Follow our transformation from monoline lender to diversified, specialist bank.