1995

Virgin Money takes its first steps in the financial world and begins life as Virgin Direct Personal Financial Services, offering PEPs, then going on to launch pensions and life insurance.

1997

Virgin Direct launches the innovative Virgin One Account - the UK’s first truly flexible current account mortgage. By bringing mortgage, salary and savings together, 8 out of 10 homeowners have an opportunity to be better off.

2000

virginmoney.com is launched – one of the pioneering price comparison websites.

2002

Virgin Direct merges with virginmoney.com to form Virgin Money, and the Virgin Credit Card is launched.

2003

Virgin Money goes global – Richard Branson launches the ‘Oz’ card down under. With its radical clipped corner, low interest rates and ‘Mates’ rewards, it’s a big hit.

2008

Virgin Money becomes the official sponsor for the London Marathon.

2009

Virgin Money launches Virgin Money Giving, our not-for-profit fundraising website.

2010

Virgin Money acquires its own banking licence.

2011

The first Virgin Money Lounge arrives as a haven on the high street for all our customers to enjoy.

2012

Virgin Money joins forces with Northern Rock to create a new bank.

2013

Virgin Money is named Best Buy-to-let Mortage Provider in the What Mortgage Awards, while Personnel Today awards us HR Team of the Year.

2014

Another great year - with several awards including, Best National Bank (Mortgage Finance Gazette Awards), and The Community Diamond Award (Tommy’s Awards) for Virgin Money Giving.

2015

With Best Online Cash ISA Provider and Best Online Mortgage Provider (Your Money Direct Awards 2015) already under our belt, this is another exciting year for us.

And beyond

With you on our team, things are set to get even better.

You can read more about the awards we’ve won.