Wiltshire businesses to benefit from new relationship banking service

By Anita Jaynes on September 16, 2015

Businesses in Wiltshire can now access a variety of commercial banking services under one roof, following the opening of HSBC’s latest Relationship Management Centre in Swindon – the first outside London.

The new hub, which is one of just three Relationship Management Centres in the UK, has opened as part of the bank’s strategy to bring its different commercial banking offers together.

The centre can now work with businesses turning over up to £350m. The decision to invest in Swindon signals the region’s growth in areas such as finance, manufacturing and technology.

James Shepherd, Area Corporate Director at HSBC, said: “Opening the new centre in Swindon is a real statement of intent for HSBC and was an easy decision to make; Swindon is becoming a real growth market so we’ve invested significantly to reflect our commitment to the region.

“Additionally, the electrification of the Great Western train line will mean faster and more reliable connections between Swindon and London, meaning there is scope for even more growth over the coming years.”

He continued: “Our investment in a Relationship Management Centre, which is the first outside London, means we are able to support those businesses in Swindon with a turnover of up to £350m, where historically our ceiling was £30m. This will provide greater opportunities for some of the bigger organisations based here in Wiltshire.”

The recently refurbished centre includes a new reception area, coffee lounge with free Wi-Fi and iPads, and state-of-the-art meeting rooms for HSBC clients.

The Swindon corporate team have over 50 years combined experience and now also offer services for corporate customers operating in the agriculture and Landed Estates sector, led by Tom Windett who has recently joined the team.