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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. 

News from your branch


5th Floor, The Embankment, Sovereign Street
0113 243 3310
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

Meet the team

Mike Harvey
Branch Manager
0113 32433377
074077 33510
Michelle Gwynne
Individual Banking Manager
0113 2432838
07837 445527
Katie Woodard
Corporate Banking Manager
0113 2432740
07483 076999
Michael Tew
Corporate Banking Manager
0113 2433390
07817 037214
Mike Jowett
Corporate Banking Manager
0113 2432110
07912 771403
Helen Gallagher
Account Manager Support
0113 2433310
Olivia Allan
Account Manager Support
0113 2432756
Gill Hall
Account Manager Support
0113 2432735
07772 331316
Jo Jackson
Wealth Management
07483 012910
Piotr Diakowski
International Trade and Cash Management
07442 532816
Barrie Towers
International Trade and Cash Management
07442 532826
Martin Howliston
Asset Finance
07407 733496

What our customers say


"Gaunts Limited is 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."

Chris Pratt 
Managing Director 
Gaunts Limited 
"We have seen the steady growth of German Autocare and Vancare over the last 20 years. Over the last 3 years we have seen rapid growth and feel that there is a demand in other geographical areas for an established German 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."

Keith Guthrie
Managing Director
German Autocare Ltd and Vancare Ltd