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Our 150th anniversary


150 years ago - on 12th May 1871 - Handelsbanken was granted permission to conduct banking activities by Charles XV, King of Sweden and Norway. 

We have since  gone from strength to strength, serving valued customers in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Holland and, of course, the UK.

As we celebrate this important milestone, we look forward to continuing to grow through our unique relationship banking approach and meeting our customers' banking and wealth management needs, for many more years to come!

Coronavirus - update

We are committed to supporting our customers in these uncertain times. If you have any concerns, or would like to discuss your banking needs, please contact your branch who will be happy to help.

Coronavirus support

The Handelsbanken difference

Handelsbanken is a local relationship bank, based on satisfied customers, financial strength and sustainable values. Each branch operates as a local business, which means they get to know their customers well and understand the local market and community. Our branches are empowered to make the majority of banking decisions which is why we say that the 'branch is the bank'. As a Handelsbanken customer, you get to benefit from a dedicated account manager who is able to give expert advice and make decisions based on your financial requirements.

Number one for customer satisfaction

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Our success rests on strong relationships with satisfied customers, and we continuously strive to improve the products and services we offer. That’s why we are delighted to have been rated top for satisfaction twelve years running.

Recommended by our customers

Getting to know our customers over the long term and making them satisfied is important to us. So far, this has enabled us to grow organically to help communities across the UK, mainly through recommendation. These are some things our customers say.


''To be able to go to your local bank and know everyone and to receive such a friendly yet professional service from everyone is such a rarity in this computer driven world that we live in today.''

Individual Banking customer


"We chose Handelsbanken because of the team. They listened more than they talked, urged caution above gearing and introduced us to like-minded people. As a family business, by stressing the personal touch and long term horizons, their values chimed with ours."

Corporate Banking customer