Leeds The Embankment


Local relationship banking

At Handelsbanken relationship banking is at the heart of everything we do. You deal with people you know by name and decisions are made locally by us at the branch, enabling us to offer a banking service that is tailored to your needs. Our branch is staffed by an experienced team who know and understand the local market. We offer banking services for both personal and business customers, and we aim to provide the highest quality service. 

Contact us via the details below if you’d like to find out more. 


5th Floor, The Embankment, Sovereign Street
Opening hours
Monday 09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00
Thursday 09:00 - 17:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:00

A word from the Branch Manager, Mike


"Our ambition has always been to provide a first class service to our customers, with customer satisfaction driving everything we do. Our decentralised approach and passion about getting to know our customers personally and helping to make a real difference to them and their families is at the forefront of our day to day activities. 

Having been in the city for over a decade, we're now lucky enough to have worked with some second generations providing support and guidance in their business and private interactions. Our branch has a fantastic sense of community and interest in the future of our city, and we continually aim to be active in this role, particularly being fortunate enough to support the Leeds Community Foundation as an active member through events and ongoing sponsorship.

If you're looking for a local bank that specialises in building relationships, please do give us a call to find out more."

What our customers say


"We are a Leeds based commercial property company with several sites across Yorkshire. Handelsbanken provided finance for the company’s latest acquisition. 

We found the team at Handelsbanken to be professional, straight forward and easy to deal with. We were able to talk promptly and sensibly with the local office to negotiate the terms of our arrangement without any recourse to a remote credit committee. This greatly facilitated the acquisition process as we were able to concentrate on other issues knowing the agreed finances were already in place."

Corporate Banking customer

"We have seen the steady growth of our business over the last 20 years. Over the last three years we have seen rapid growth and feel that there is a demand in other geographical areas for an established car and van service specialist. In order to achieve our goals, we felt that the support of a good local bank would assist us with our expansion plans and following advice from several business associates and our accountants, we approached Handelsbanken. I called the Leeds office and when the phone was answered in the old fashioned way i.e. by someone who I could speak to and not an automated message, I felt we had got off on the right foot.

Since that first call we've moved all our business banking to Handelsbanken as well as the personal banking of several directors. They have provided excellent support and advice on both business and personal matters and because we have a personal banker we can get a quick decision on any proposal we put to them. Unlike all other banks they are able to make decisions within the branch which facilitates a very efficient operation. The day to day paying in is dealt with through their partnership with HSBC where the efficient systems avoid delays waiting at the counter.

I have recommended Handelsbanken to several business associates who have also had a similar experience to ourselves."

Corporate Banking customer


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