A lot has changed over the past decade however, the strength of our relationships with brokers and customers remains at the heart of our growth.

We are celebrating:


We’re delighted to be celebrating our 10th anniversary, and we’d like your help in gifting a total of £10,000 to 10 registered charities 🎁 Supporting charitable causes and doing the right thing is very important to us, and this is a fantastic opportunity for us to do just that.

So, to all our business partners, brokers and customers that have liked and commented on our charity post where we have pledged to donate £1,000 to 10 registered charities; we’d like to thank you for your time and ask you to watch this space… We’ll be announcing the 10 charities very soon…

A message from our CEO

Donald Kerr, CEO, Cambridge & Counties Bank
Donald Kerr, CEO, Cambridge & Counties Bank


“The world was a very different place when the bank was launched 10 years ago. But despite strong market competition and significant macro-economic challenges, we have continued to thrive because we understand the importance of remaining relevant to both our customers and broker partners.

At the heart of our success are our dedicated employees and our celebrations will reflect the central role they play. And whilst we continue to invest in technology to underpin our service, we will continue to stick to what we know creates value and long-term growth: one-to-one relationships over the entire lifetime of a customer and to remain the bank of choice”


Cambridge & Counties Bank sees lending hit £1bn as the bank celebrates its 10th anniversary


10 years of supporting our brokers with pride

We caught up with our long-standing broker, Simon Harrison of Flexible Commercial Funding Ltd


Working together since 2012

We sat down with Real Property Finance to talk about our work together throughout the years.

Our milestones

June 2022


We celebrate our 10th anniversary

May 2022


200th staff member joined the team

April 2022


Commended for ‘Best Service from a Commercial Mortgage Provider’ and ‘Best Service from an Asset Based Finance Provider’ at the Business Moneyfacts Awards.

February 2022


Winners of the “Green Award” by Investors in the Environment for the 7th consecutive year

September 2021


£1 billion in customer deposits achieved

June 2021


Awarded Carbon Neutral Plus status for the period 2019/2020

May 2021


2020 Annual Results announced with near 40% rise in gross new lending

September 2020


Donald Kerr appointed as new Chief Executive Officer

August 2020


Tina Hayton-Banks appointed as new Chief Operating Officer

Our CFO, Andrea Hodgson, is recognised in Finance Monthly’s CFO Awards 2020

July 2020


Highly Commended for “Best Business Fixed Account Provider” at the Business Moneyfacts Awards 2020

March 2020


Winners of the “Green Award” by Investors in the Environment for the 5th consecutive year

December 2019


Highly Commended in the ‘Best Charity Fixed Rate Bond Provider’ at the Savings Champion Awards 2020

Highly Commended in the ‘Best Business Fixed Rate Bond Provider’ at the Savings Champion Awards 2020

November 2019


Further expansion in Scotland with the appointment of Area Director

Holiday lets product launched

May 2019


6th Annual Broker Celebratory Dinner held at Kilworth House Hotel

March 2019


Annual results: PBT £27.9m for financial year 2018

Patron member of the National Association of Commercial Finance Brokers

100 mile staff charity walk, raising over £7k

Head office refurbishment complete

February 2019


Balance sheet hits a landmark £1bn

Highly Commended for ‘Best Business Fixed Account Provider’ at the Business Moneyfacts Awards 2019

Won the ‘Green Award’ at the Investors in the Environment Awards 2019

November 2018


15 staff volunteers helped decorate the City Retreat centre in partnership with Leicestershire Cares

October 2018


Hosted a ball raising £15,000 for LOROS

July 2018


Leicester HQ office refurbishment begins

April 2018


Hosted an evening showcasing the works of Lancelot Ribeiro at the New Walk Museum

March 2018


Highly Commended for ‘Best Fixed Rate Bond Provider’ at the Business Moneyfacts Awards 2018

Record growth reported with a Profit Before Tax of £24.4m for financial year 2017

Signed the ‘Enable Guarantee’ with the British Business Bank

March 2017


Won 'Best Business Variable Rate Provider' at the Business Moneyfacts Awards 2017

Record growth reported with a Profit Before Tax of £18.1m

February 2017


Double winners at Investors in the Environment's annual awards

January 2017


Won 'Best Charity Account Provider' at the Savings Champion Awards 2017

December 2016


Largest loan completed to date at £7.7m for City Edge, Birmingham

Company Registered Address changed to head office in Leicester

10,000th Savings account opened

October 2016


Asset Finance win New Challenger of the Year, 2016 in the Leasing World Awards

Simon Moore appointed Chairman

July 2016


Charity cycle from Lands End to Leicester raising close to £6,000

£500m of lending achieved

March 2016


Double winners at iiE Environmental Awards

Birmingham office opened

February 2016


100th staff member joined the team

December 2015


£1,000 donation to Nottingham's QMC neonatal unit

June 2015


£350m of lending achieved

£400m in customer deposits milestone achieved

April 2015


Graduate programme launched

December 2014


£250m of lending achieved

July 2014


Internship programme launched

June 2014


Bristol office opened

January 2014


50th staff member joined the team

December 2013


£100m of lending achieved

July 2013


Bank becomes profitable after 13 months

June 2013


1,000th new customer

April 2013


First fixed rate bond account opened

July 2012


First notice savings account opened

June 2012


Cambridge office opened

Leicester office opened

June 2012


Cambridge & Counties Bank launched

Our story

Our main aim was to bring back all the great elements of a traditional bank, combining these with all the speed, efficiency and innovation of a contemporary lender.

Our commitments

See our commitments to you, our environment and the community.



We want to make a difference by supporting our community and local charities within it. Learn more about the work we do with charities.

Cambridge & Counties Bank Ltd is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under firm registration number 579415. Our authorisation can be checked at the Financial Services Register at www.fca.org.uk.

Cambridge & Counties Bank Ltd Registered Office: Charnwood Court, 5b New Walk, Leicester England, LE1 6TE. Registered in England and Wales No. 07972522.

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