to transform Financial Services


To transform Financial Services

Traditional is codespeak for archaic


A surge of challenger, app and non-bank competitors, along with ever-shifting regulations and customer demands, are forcing financial services organisations to completely rethink they ways they operate.

This is where Exception comes in. We have been supporting some of Britian's largest banking and financial services organisations for over 20 years, bringing game-changing expertise in revolutionising operating practices and data maturity, along with strong digital delivery credentials. It means that we accelerate transformation, agility, cloud and regulatory compliance work progammmes.

And often to tight deadlines and budgets too. 

Readying for DORA compliance shouldn't be a one and done.

It's a great opportunity to modernise systems, improve efficiency, and better serve customers too.

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Our best in class services that make a real difference in Financial Services 

Digital Transformation

Everything from engineering, to people, tools, processes and delivery. We help you understand the options and deliver a digitally future-proofed organisation. 

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Cloud Transformation

An infrastructure that’s custom-built to match your needs, outcomes and budget – all backed up by independent advice and vendor accredited delivery.

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Talent on tap to enable quick technology outcomes. From individual consultants, to complex multi-team solutions, and fully underpinned by our delivery pedigree.

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Develop, integrate and manage AI products and solutions to create new revenue streams, increased margins and improved service delivery.

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We bring our digital delivery expertise to a range of financial services categories, including:

Banks >
Building Societies >
Insurance and Pensions >
Credit Unions >
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Cloud nine: a security-first transition to cloud

For over 20 years, a major UK financial services group has relied on us to accelerate their digital capabilities, deliver major programmes, sweat their technology investments, and drive their digital agenda and strategy.

So we were ready when they asked us to transition their legacy on-premise security to modern cloud-based solutions.

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Always by your side, when it matters most

We partner closely with our clients. From rolling up our sleeves and working through the night so a promise is kept, to cheering your wins and successes, we're always by your side when it matters most.

It means that we give our all to finding you the best possible path to meaningful digital transformation.

And our commitment doesn't end there. We upskill your teams too, making sure that your journey remains sustainable and continues to thrive - even after we've handed everything over to you.

The difference we make

You're always our biggest priority. Here's how:


We're Independent

So we'll always do what's best for you.

We're Driven Specialists

So you're always our top priority.

We're Established

So you're supported by our 20+ years of proven digital delivery.

We're Collaborators

So we drive value with you directly, or as part of a multi-supplier ecosystem.

We're Visionary

So we share our domain and sector thought leadership with you throughout.

We're Agile & Flexible

So we can ramp skilled teams up to your needs and timelines.
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Building a cloud-native national investment bank

Launched in 2020 with Scottish government shareholding, the Scottish National Investment Bank (SNIB) was established to drive high-growth innovation and fund the development of solutions to tackle climate change.

Our role was to support this fledgling organisation.

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Exception's expertise and support has been invaluable on our journey to launching Scotland's National Investment Bank. Their service gives us control of our data and gives us confidence that our data is protected against the risk of both accidental and malicious data loss.
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The Scottish National Investment Bank

Some brands we're proud to have supported

Since 2003, from insurers to banks, we've enabled financial services businesses to innovate into modern, progressive cloud-first organisations.

Keen on learning more?

Keen on learning on how our two-decade heritage of supporting leading financial services businesses organisations can support your  business? Schedule a meeting with us.