Local relationship banking

Handelsbanken is a local relationship bank, built on satisfied customers, financial strength and traditional values. We invest time to get to know our customers, and aim to provide the best service we can; giving sound advice, taking sensible decisions in the branch and creating unique solutions to match our customers’ needs.


2nd Floor, Maple House, Clifton Park, Shipton Road
YO30 5PB York
01904 635350
Opening hours
Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

Meet the team

Chris Ibbotson
Branch Manager
01904 635351
07837 445170
Kelvin Smith
Corporate Banking Manager
01904 635385
07483 039432
Marie Johnstone
Corporate Banking Manager
01904 635383
07483 017803
Richard Aitken
Individual Banking Manager
01904 635364
07837 450402
Mark Johnson
Individual Banking Manager
01904 635391
07891 390568
Louise Drury
Account Manager Support
01904 635388
Sarah Clark
Account Manager Support
01904 635370
Mark Broadley
Invoice Finance
01904 635350
07436 810565
Martin Howliston
Asset Finance
01904 635350
07436 810565
Barrie Towers
Cash Management and International Trade
01904 635350
07442 532826
Piotr Diakowski
Cash Management and International Trade
01904 635350
07442 532816
Jo Jackson
Wealth Management
01904 635350
07483 012910

What our customers say


"Banking with Handelsbanken has been an absolute breath of fresh air! In a world where call centres are the norm, and personal relationships are a thing of the past, Handelsbanken pride themselves on bucking this trend. I can pick up the phone and speak directly to my manager, who can answer all my queries. Decisions are made quickly and transparently, and within the local branch. I feel like the bank understands me and the needs of my business. 

I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending this bank to others." 

T Pearcy, Director, York Maze

"Handelsbanken provides a rare thing these days; personalised, devolved banking. I have found the small team in York to be highly responsive and agile to my needs as an investor. Knowing that you can deal consistently with one manager who has a personal relationship with you as a customer and complete understanding of your financial circumstances and aspirations is invaluable. 

The operational design of the bank which sees branches developed locally and managers given extensive autonomy in decision making produces a very effective service. I would strongly recommend the bank to other investors, particularly in today's challenging marketplace."

MT, Individual Banking customer