nCino Teams Up with Ashman Bank to Enhance Banking for Property SMEs
  • FinovateEurope alum nCino announced a partnership with U.K.-based Ashman Bank.
  • The alliance will enable Ashman Bank to deploy nCino’s Bank Operating System to better serve its small businss customers in the U.K. property market.
  • nCino is a publicly traded company on the NASDAQ under the ticker NCNO. The company has a market capitalization of $3.5 billion.

A new partnership between cloud banking innovator nCino and U.K.-based Ashman Bank is designed to “transform the banking experience” for small and medium-sized businesses in the country’s property market. Ashman Bank, which was awarded its banking license earlier this year, will deploy nCino’s Bank Operating System to support its life cycle property finance solution.

“Partnering with nCino takes us one step closer to being able to transform the banking experience for property SMEs,” Ashman Bank Chief Commercial Officer Caroline Luxmore said. “nCino gives us the best and most efficient platform for us to realize our ambitions as a digital-first bank, and we believe that together we can create a meaningful change in the U.K. real estate market.”

Implementing nCino’s technology will enable Ashman Bank to offer a variety of products and services that will allow SMEs to access the financing they need to support their growth. The bank is scheduled to launch early next year and focuses on providing real estate lending solutions – ranging from commercial mortgages and buy-to-let to development and bridging finance – to “conscientious businesses”. Ashman Bank has made a point of helping businesses become more sustainable by providing them with proprietary digital tools to enable them to understand their environmental and societal impacts.

Ashman Bank is an ambitious new entrant that will provide real estate lending for conscientious businesses in the U.K.,” nCino Managing Director of EMEA, Charlie McIver said. “It is bringing an innovative approach to commercial real estate, and nCino can help the Ashman team execute, grow, and adapt as the bank expands.”

Headquartered in Wilmington, North Carolina, nCino made its Finovate debut at FinovateEurope in 2017. At the conference, the company introduced its Bank Operating System, which leverages the Salesforce platform to provide financial institutions with an end-to-end digital banking solution.

nCino began October with news that Pennsylvania-based independent community financial institution PeoplesBank went live with its Small Business Banking Solution. The bank had previously deployed nCino’s Commercial Banking Solution, and recognizes the new technology as a way to better serve its small business clients. “Our industry is rapidly changing and we’re very proud of our ability to better support small business owners in our community with premier technology offerings,” PeoplesBank SVP and Chief Commercial Banking and Lending Officer Amy Doll said. “Their success relies on being agile and able to scale and, with nCino, we now provide tailored experiences that evolve with our clients as their businesses grow.”

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