Yorkshire Bank grows North West Commercial Banking team as RBS Switching Scheme approaches

19th February 2019, 12:14 pm

Yorkshire Bank has hired Sarah Hewitt as a Commercial Relationship Manager, based in the North West, in its latest series of appointments across the country. This hire forms part of CYBG’s continued commitment to supporting SMEs ahead of the RBS Switching Scheme, due to launch this month.

The scheme aims to increase competition in the SME market by offering eligible RBS customers incentivised deals and rewards to switch their bank account to another provider. Yorkshire Bank will play an active part in the scheme, building on its existing sector experience and helping to deliver increased competition in SME banking.

Sarah, who joined Yorkshire Bank in late 2018, has extensive banking experience having spent nine years at RBS, as well as three years at HSBC. Over the coming months, she will be focused on working with professionals and customers to offer innovative banking solutions.

Sarah said: “CYBG aims to offer the best service in UK banking and it continues to grow, invest and develop its products, services and people, with the recently launched B Store in Manchester a fantastic example of ‘thinking outside of the Bank’ and creating a workspace that we are all proud of.

“I am delighted to be working in a forward-thinking environment, with a dedicated team of likeminded colleagues who are able to assist customers at every stage of their journey. I think the Bank’s approach to the SME market is quite unique. We want to simplify the lending process, work closely with professional advisors and understand and support businesses – this is absolutely the right way forward in what can be a changing and challenging environment.”

Sarah is based in our new B Works store in Manchester, but her remit covers the entire North West.

Ian Hardman, Head of Business Development, Commercial Banking, at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank, said: “As the RBS Switching Scheme approaches we’re committed to having the right team in place as we look to grow our SME market share. Sarah brings with her a wealth of experience in Commercial Banking across an array of roles in Relationship Management, Credit & Risk Management & Area Management. Her expertise will be invaluable to us and help provide the best possible support for businesses wanting to switch to our Bank.”

Yorkshire Bank continues to work with UK’s SME and is proud of its full-service banking proposition, deep sectoral experience and ongoing investment in its customers. As part of the Bank’s three-year Lending Commitment, it has also made a minimum of £6 billion of funding available to help fuel the growth of UK SMEs in the three years to 2019.

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