Handelsbanken bolsters local team to meet growing demand

By Anita Jaynes on 12 March, 2015

Handelsbanken Swindon has appointed a new corporate manager in response to increasing demand for its local relationship banking services.

Neville Gliddon joins the fast-growing relationship bank with over 14 years of banking experience. He will be involved in developing existing customer relationships as well as welcoming new customers to Handelsbanken’s bespoke approach to local banking.

A strong focus on long-term relationships and high levels of personal service has seen the bank rated top for customer satisfaction six 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.

Neville said: “I am delighted to be joining the long established Swindon branch and to assist them in continuing to deliver a first class service to their existing and future clients as well as meeting and working with the local professional community. Working with clients to devise products structured to their needs as well as being able to make swift, sensible decisions at a local level is incredibly powerful.”

The branch, established in 2006 and located in Windmill Hill Business Park, has developed a reputation for traditional banking, financial strength and high standards within the local business and professional services community.

Shaun Bradshaw, Branch Manager, added: “I am very pleased to welcome Neville and his substantial experience to our team. His appointment means that we can continue to meet the growing needs of both existing and new customers in Swindon, North Wiltshire and South Gloucestershire whilst maintaining the high levels of service for which we are renowned.”

Originally from Sweden, Handelsbanken now has over 820 branches in 24 countries, and has been judged one of the world’s strongest banks by financial information provider Bloomberg. 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.