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About us

At Paragon Bank PLC, we are proud to be a specialist lender and savings bank offering a range of products and services in the UK.

Founded in 1985, we have a long and successful history and are part of the FTSE 250.

Over 1.5 million customer account serviced


 
 
Our people

Our people

We’re passionate and committed to our people. We aim to be an organisation that our employees are proud of, providing great training and development, invaluable experience and the chance to really make your mark!

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Why Paragon?
 
Vision and values

Our vision and values

At Paragon, we aim to be the UK’s most highly regarded specialist provider of finance for people. Our company values reflect our vision and are at the heart of our business

Board

Our board

At Paragon, we pride ourselves on our experienced and long serving board.

Awards

Our awards

Over the years, we are proud to have won many industry and consumer awards and are delighted to share these achievements with you. Take a look at some of our impressive achievements so far…

Our community

Here at Paragon, we are committed to making a difference to the community by delivering skills workshops across local schools and colleges and by donating to charity, which is high on our priorities.

Between September 2017 and September 2018, we contributed over £1.8 million to StepChange Debt Charity as part of our corporate and social responsibility.

We are also proud to make donations to local community-based charities from the bank and have an active staff charity committee, who take part in projects such as Mortgage Sleepout and The Shoebox Appeal. Together these have helped raise over £250,000.

Donations have gone to organisations such as St Alphege Solihull Rotary Club, 3H Helping Hands for Holidays, SI Solihull & District and Kids in Action.

Our community

Our heritage

2019
2018
  • Savings wins Best Monthly Interest Provider at the Moneynet awards
  • Savings wins Best Long Term Fixed Rate Cash ISA Provider at the Savings Champion Awards
  • Launched mortgages for expat landlords and holiday lets
  • Savings deposits reach £5 billion
  • Fiona Clutterbuck appointed as Chairman
  • Acquired development finance firm Titlestone, growing the Commercial Lending division
2017
  • Launched our first Aviation finance products, growing the Commercial Lending division
  • Acquired legal finance firm Iceberg, growing the Commercial Lending division
2016
  • Savings wins Best Savings Provider for Existing Customers at the Savings Champion Awards
  • Acquired brokers Premier Asset Finance, growing the Commercial Lending division
2015
  • Acquired asset finance business Five Arrows Leasing Group, growing the Commercial Lending division
  • Savings wins Best New Savings Provider at the Moneynet Awards
2014

Launched our Motor finance products, the first product under the Paragon Bank branding

2010

Launched a range of fixed and tracker rate buy-to-let products, growing our Mortgages division

2007

Bob Dench appointed as Chairman

2003

Acquired Britannic Money, rebranding it as the Mortgage Trust

1998

Acquired Universal Credit, expanding our activities in the consumer finance market

1997
1995
  • Launched our first buy-to-let product
  • Nigel Terrington appointed as Chief Executive
1992

Jon Perry appointed as Chairman

1989

Joined London Stock exchange and became FSTE250 listed

1985

Launched our first buy-to-let product

Paragon Bank PLC is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Registered in England number 05390593. Registered office 51 Homer Road, Solihull, West Midlands B91 3QJ. Paragon Bank PLC is registered on the Financial Services Register under the firm reference number 604551

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