Banking with a real difference.

For Kingdom Bank, everything we do flows from our faith which makes us distinctly different from almost every other bank. We aim to place Jesus Christ at the centre of our business with the goal of seeing lives changed as a result of the work of the churches and organisations we serve and the profits we give away to good causes.

Our Values

Our values shape our approach to business. They really do make a difference to what we do and the way that we look after our customers. They are:

Keeping God at the centre
We set time aside to seek and glorify God through weekly prayer, Board devotions, and annual retreats for directors and staff. We fulfil our calling by embracing biblical principles with integrity and accountability.

Valuing people properly
We treat customers as we would want to be treated – with respect and honesty, providing straightforward, value-for-money products designed to meet their needs. We encourage every member of our team to grow and develop while always seeking to give outstanding personal service to customers.

Handling finance responsibly
We provide a secure home for savings and only lend to customers responsibly. We manage all the resources we use wisely since everything belongs to God.

Changing lives for good
We use financial services to support Christian churches and charities. We utilise our profits so that we can generously support Christian causes.

Our history

With a 60 year history, Kingdom Bank has a rich heritage on which to draw. The inspiration for the foundation of this modern financial institution was the pressing need to provide affordable quality Church premises for new congregations.

In the early 1950’s Pastor George Oldershaw was fulfilling his calling of planting new Pentecostal Churches across the UK from within the Assemblies of God fellowship. As the congregations became established he was keen to help them purchase premises but found the High Street Banks nervous of lending. His solution was to establish a fund where more established churches would deposit money and the newer fellowships could borrow.

In 1954 the fund became a Registered Charity known as Assemblies of God Property Trust. The organisation saw slow but steady growth and was authorised by the Bank of England in the 1980’s and subsequently by the Financial Services Authority.

On 1 January 2005 Kingdom Bank was launched as a wholly owned subsidiary of the Charity, authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority and ready to serve the whole Christian community in the UK. Today the Bank remains wholly owned by Assemblies of God Property Trust, is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.

Memberships

We're proud members of the following organisations

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme

Your eligible deposits with Kingdom Bank Ltd are protected up to a total of £85,000 by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, the UK’s deposit guarantee scheme. Any deposits you hold above the limit are unlikely to be covered. Please click here for further information or visit: www.fscs.org.uk

Financial Ombudsman Service

The Financial Ombudsman Services exists to provide consumers with an additional complaint support if, at the conclusion of your complaint, you remain dissatisfied. You can view further information at: www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk

We were delighted with the speedy and efficient response to our request for a mortgage. Time was an issue and everything was done to ensure that there were no delays.

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