Ben Wulwik is the Head of Legal and Transaction Management at OakNorth where he leads a team of 14 people who have collectively helped the bank transact almost £4bn of SME lending since its launch in September 2015. He joined the bank in March 2016 after six years at Reed Smith LLP in the banking and finance team. Prior to this, he was at Addleshaw Goddard for almost three years where he undertook his training contract and did a nine-month secondment to Diageo in Cape Town. He has featured in Thompson Reuters’ London Super Lawyers and Rising Stars several times.
21 August 2019 | 39 mins 42 secs
OakNorth bank is one of the UK’s leading challenger banks. It’s the UK’s first in-the-cloud bank and, arguably, the UK’s most valuable fintech company. In this episode, we talk to Ben Wulwick, Head of Legal and Transaction Management, about how running a legal department in a challenger bank differs from running a legal department in a traditional bank, and to Ben Barbanel, Head of Debt Finance, about how OakNorth’s approach to lending differs to that of traditional banks and to that of most fintech companies.