Handelsbanken, the relationship bank for local businesses and individuals, has announced the appointment of Sarah Smith to manage its successful branch in Doncaster. Also joining the team is Andy Kerley who has been appointed as a Corporate Manager.
Both Sarah and Andy are born and bred in Doncaster and have a combined 36 year background in banking. They join an established team of experienced bankers, responsible for meeting the individual needs of a growing range of customers in and around Doncaster. The branch, opened in 2007 and located in Sidings Court, has already developed a reputation for traditional banking, financial strength and high standards within the local business and professional services community.
A strong focus on long-term relationships and high levels of personal service has seen Handelsbanken rated top for customer satisfaction nine years running in an independent survey of British banks’ personal and business customers. Branches are responsible for making all day-to-day banking decisions based solely on their customers' requirements, free from product and lending targets or bonus incentives.
Sarah Smith commented:
“It's a real privilege to be responsible for serving the Doncaster community that Andy & I are both proud to call home. The whole team at Handelsbanken Doncaster is committed to introducing our unique local relationship banking approach to more and more businesses and individuals in the area. We are experienced bankers with the power to make the decisions that matter to our customers, swiftly and sensibly here in the local branch."
Originally from Sweden, Handelsbanken now has over 800 branches in more than 20 countries and was named the world’s third safest commercial bank, by Global Finance magazine. At a time when strength and stability is of particular importance to customers, the bank enjoys the highest credit ratings of all the major UK-based banks. This reflects Handelsbanken's strong financial position, long-term focus and prudent, consistent approach to banking through all economic conditions.