Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank has bolstered its specialist national hotel finance team with the appointment of senior director, Shaun Talbot.
This marks the latest in a series of appointments across the UK and reinforces the Bank’s commitment to supporting SMEs ahead of the RBS Business Bank Switch Scheme, due to launch in February 2019.
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.
Talbot joins from RBS and has 35 years of experience in the leisure and hospitality sector.
He is now focused on promoting the Bank’s offer to SME customers who may be looking to switch provider as part of the RBS Business Bank Switch initiative.
Talbot said: “Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank has a genuine customer-first attitude and entrepreneurial spirit which chimes with SMEs. This approach is often lacking with the largest banks and is something I am keen to highlight with my contacts. The Bank has an established hotels sector team based in London that supports owners and developers across the country and I am very much looking forward to settling in and to building our offer.”
Ian Hardman, head of business development, commercial banking, at Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank, added: “The launch of the RBS Business Bank Switch initiative is fast-approaching, and we are confident that we have the best team possible in place to support SMEs making the move to our Bank.
“Shaun has a wealth of experience in the hotel finance sector and is known for providing sound, client-focused advice. We are pleased that he has joined our fast-growing team and look forward to increasing our profile in the hotel finance market.”
Clydesdale & 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.