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

David Hills joins the fast-growing relationship bank with over 18 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 seven 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.

David commented:

“I’ve worked for Handelsbanken for over 8 years and am delighted to join the Haywards Heath team. As experienced local bankers we have the power to make decisions that matter to our customers, swiftly and sensibly here in the branch. The bank provides customers with an extremely high level of service, and products structured to meet their individual needs.” 

The branch, established in January 2016 and located in Perrymount Road, has developed a reputation for traditional banking, financial strength and high standards within the local business and professional services community.

Dave Barden, Branch Manager, added:
“I am very pleased to welcome David 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 Haywards Heath and the surrounding areas 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 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.