101. How SMEs can Supercharge Economic Recovery

Episode 101,   Sep 29, 2020, 11:01 AM

SMEs are the engine of the economy. They account for the majority of businesses worldwide and are important contributors to job creation. In a post-Covid world SMEs are fundamental to getting the economy back on track. 

OakNorth is a multi-billion dollar global fintech focused on unlocking the potential in SME lending. It understands the importance of supporting small and medium businesses through the pandemic. The bank itself has seen stratospheric growth from its inception in 2013.
In this episode OakNorth's Chief Information Officer explains how the fintech are leading the way by approving more than £60 million in new loans since lockdown began in March and how Covid-19 will shake up the financial sector.

Sean also takes us on his own personal journey from jazz student to developer to the Vice President of Goldman Sachs - all within five years!

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Host: Patricia Keating
Guest: Sean Hunter, CIO OakNorth https://www.oaknorth.co.uk/

Listening Time: 30 mins

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