Alba Bank Empowering SMEs with nCino’s Cloud Banking Technology

Scottish fintech Alba Bank, one of the newest challenger banks is adopting the nCino Cloud Banking Platform to revolutionise the way it supports the growth of SMEs.


Why nCino and Why Now?

With the world increasingly moving towards digital solutions, Alba Bank's choice of nCino's cloud banking platform couldn't be timelier. This secure, cloud-based solution will streamline Alba's lending processes from start to finish right from the initial loan application to the final fund disbursement. What does this mean for SMEs? Faster, more efficient, and more reliable access to essential funding.


The nCino Difference

The integration of nCino's platform with Alba's core banking engine is a game changer. It simplifies the loan application process, enabling digital submissions, real-time progress monitoring, and quick digital sharing of loan decisions. This integration is expected to significantly reduce the time it takes for Alba's underwriting team to review and approve loan applications.


Alba's Journey and Commitment

Earlier this year, Alba was granted its banking licence by the UK Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Currently, in its mobilisation phase, Alba is focused on building its team, operations, and infrastructure. With its partnership with nCino, Alba is ready to hit the ground running, ensuring that it is technically and operationally ready to start lending from day one.

Andrew Lewis, Chief Risk Officer at Alba Bank, highlights the importance of this partnership: To build Alba, we partnered with the very best technology providers in their fields to offer our customers a first-class banking experience. Partnering with nCino underlines this approach. nCino's highly regarded Cloud Banking Platform will support our end-to-end lending needs, helping our expert underwriters to make quicker lending decisions for our customers, and allowing us to scale with speed and agility as we introduce more products and build our customer base.

Echoing this sentiment, Charlie McIver, Managing Director, EMEA at nCino, expressed pride in partnering with Alba Bank. He emphasised nCino's robust and adaptable technology, designed to support both emerging and established banks in innovating and modernising their services.