Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Financial Services/Retail Credit/Loyalty Solutions/Loans/Savings
  • Year established:
  • Website:
  • Contact
    • Waterfront House, Station Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 3DQ

About Ikano Bank

Ikano Bank started in Sweden in the 1990s. They offer loans, savings accounts and sales-finance solutions to large retailers, including IKEA, Volkswagen, Audi, Lindex, Hemtex, Skoda, Shell and Preem.

Ikano were originally a part of the home-furnishing company IKEA, founded by Ingvar Kamprad in 1943. During the 1970s, Ikano’s activities involved managing real estate, financial services and insurances for IKEA. But in 1988, Ikano became an independent group of companies, owned by the Kamprad family.

The firm has been providing finance products in the UK since 1994 and is based in Nottingham. Today, the Ikano Group owns and develops competitive and profitable niche companies in finance, real estate, asset management, insurance and retail.

Ikano Bank’s heritage has taught them that having a strong and simple idea, with hard work and good values, is important for success. That’s why their financial products are simple, easy to understand and create possibilities for everyone.

What is it like to work for Ikano Bank

Senior management sit within teams, not in separate offices. They join in activities such as the Robin Hood Marathon and personally present long-service awards, deliver flowers and gifts to employees’ desks while they are surrounded by colleagues and friends.
My Team
My Team
Swedish values boost co-worker interaction and communication. Staff have fika breaks, when they take time out to mingle over food and coffee. Ikano Bank also hosts summer balls, Christmas parties and quiz nights.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The company removed desk bins and had shredders and recycle bins located around the offices, to promote a paperless environment. Kitchens have separate bins for paper, plastic, bottles and general waste. Movement sensors have replaced lights on the first floor.

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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave to all employees

  • Gym

    companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

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  • Male : Female:

    39% / 61%


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