Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 25°C

min temp: 16°C

ESTD 1874 Search

Suffolk: Handelsbanken manager hails increase in UK lending

12:16 11 February 2013

Martin Fish of Handelsbanken

Martin Fish of Handelsbanken

Archant

A MANAGER at the Ipswich branch of Handelsbanken has hailed a strong set of annual figures from the Swedish-based banking group.

shares

Handelsbanken reported a 23% increase in lending to UK customers as of the final quarter of 2012, with business lending up 22% at £7.7billion while lending to personal banking customers was 27% higher at £2.8bn.

UK customer deposits increased 43% over the period to £3.1bn.

Corporate manager Martin Fish, part of a team of four bankers at the Ipswich branch, said: “Obviously we’re delighted at these strong results.

“They are further evidence that our traditional, local approach where the focus is always on the customer and not on a ‘sales’ target, has been embraced throughout the UK.”

Handelsbanken has 148 branches UK, including 29 opened during 2012.

Worldwide, it has around 750 branches in 24 countries, employing more than 11,000 staff.

Anders Bouvin, Handelsbanken’s UK chief executive, said: “For us it’s not about how far or how fast we grow in the UK.

“Instead it’s about ensuring every day that our branches are able to deliver the best possible service to their customers, based only on their individual needs.”

shares

0 comments

Post Office services to return to Yoxford

The Post Office in a Suffolk town is moving to new premises, and will offer longer opening hours.

Dame Fiona Kendrick:, chief executive of Nestlé  UK & Ireland

Food giant Nestlé has announced plans to close its defined benefit pension scheme, sparking the threat of industrial action.

The Treasury has sold another 1% stake in Lloyds Banking Group.

The taxpayers’ stake in Lloyds Banking Group has fallen to below 16% after the Government sold off another tranche of shares.

The installation of solar panels on the roof of Precision Marketing Group's premises in Lamdin Road, Bury St Edmunds

A Suffolk-based firm will be among the organisations taking part in a nation-wide celebration of solar energy tomorrow.

Candy Gaga'’s Wanda Hewell, right, and daughter, Cherish.

Tower Ramparts in Ipswich now has its very own castle – thanks to the success of a local sweet shop business.

Stansted Airport

A report into the future of Britain’s airports does not rule out a second runway at Stansted – and raises fears of extra night flights to the Essex airport.

Growth in manufacturing eased last month  to its slowest level in two years.

Britain’s manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace in more than two years last month, impacted by subdued demand from Europe.

Speedy Hire
 has warned that its results for this year will come in

Tool rental business Speedy Hire saw nearly a third of its stock market value wiped off after it announced the shock departure of its chief executive and warned over a major blow to full year profits.

Greene King chief executive Rooney Anand.

Pubs and brewing group Greene King today posted another year of record revenues, with sales within its key Retail division topping £1billion for the first time.

Suffolk Coastal considers convenience store bid

Planning chiefs have responded to concerns about noise and antisocial behaviour arising from proposals for a new convenience store in Kesgrave by insisting on closing times being brought forward an hour and the installation of a barrier to restrict overnight parking.

Most read

Most commented

Topic pages