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Funding in a digital economy 



Like many industries, banking is a rapidly changing environment. Woking Works and NatWest will be showcasing some of its newest and most innovative funding solutions for SME’s. From funding tools that plug into your cloud accountancy packages, to fast decision peer to peer lending platforms and IP funding, but not forgetting traditional banking values.

Wewere joined speakers from:

ESME - A faster platform from which to borrow. Esme has lent £10s of millions to help boost businesses across the UK.

Lombard – The UK number one asset finance provider. Our customers are at the heart of our business and we are proud to have been named Best Leasing and Asset Finance Provider for 2009 - 2018.

NatWest – One of the UK’s largest lenders and part of the RBS Group whose gross lending was £30 billion to the SME market in 2018.

NatWest Rapid Cash - A flexible overdraft alternative allowing you to borrow against your unpaid customer invoices using your cloud accounting software.

A copy of the slides from the event are avilable below.

Funding in a Detail Economy t

Funding in a Digital Economy

Our Speakers

Veronika Lovett, Co-Founder & CMO              

Veronika LovettVeronika is responsible for the build and scale of the Esme Loans proposition and brand, overseeing all marketing activity from the outset. A seasoned banker with experience in start ups in financial services, coupled with over a decade of transaction experience in leveraged, acquisition and asset backed lending.




Neal Carey, Relationship Manager NatWest          

Neal Carey2Neal is a Chartered Banker and has been in the role for 10 years and a member of NatWest staff for 37 years. He looks after 220 SME customers helping them with all their banking requirements, to make them money, save them money or give them time back in their busy days.






Steve Thompson, Lombard                                             

steve Thompsen2Steve is a Chartered Banker with 7 years experience with NatWest and Lombard Asset Finance. His role is working with Business Banking Relationship Managers and clients to build brand awareness, to enable their customers to grow and realise their ambitions.





Anthony Bailey, RBS Invoice Finance                      


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