Successful Chesterfield bank appoints new corporate banking manager to meet demand

Pictured is newly appointed Handelsbanken Chesterfield's Corporate Banking Manager Steve Wicks, left, with branch manager Phil Walker.

Pictured is newly appointed Handelsbanken Chesterfield's Corporate Banking Manager Steve Wicks, left, with branch manager Phil Walker.

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Handelsbanken Chesterfield has appointed a new Corporate Banking Manager in response to increasing demand for its local relationship banking services.

Steve Wicks joins the fast-growing relationship bank with over 25 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 eight 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.

Steve said: “What attracted me to Handelsbanken was its focus on serving the customer. As experienced local bankers we have the power to make all the decisions that matter to our customers, swiftly and sensibly here in the branch.

“The bank continues to grow locally through our reputation for providing our customers with extremely high levels of service.”

The branch, established in 2012 and located on Spire Walk Business Park, has developed a reputation for traditional banking, financial strength and high standards within the local business and professional services community.

Phil Walker, Branch Manager, added: “I am very pleased to welcome Steve 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 our area, whilst maintaining the high levels of service for which we are renowned.”

Originally from Sweden, Handelsbanken now has over 800 branches in more than 20 countries and was named the world’s fourth 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.

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