Danske Bank ‘Corporate Bank of the Year’ For Fourth Year In A Row
For the fourth year in a row Smart Business Show exhibitors Danske Bank has been named as ‘Corporate Bank of the Year’ in Northern Ireland. The prestigious award was announced at last week’s Insider Dealmaker Awards 2014 at Belfast’s Europa Hotel. According to Danske Bank’s Deputy CEO and Managing Director of Business Banking Kevin Kingston, the accolade is testament to the support the team provides to businesses across Northern Ireland.
‘Winning this award for the fourth year in a row is a real vote of confidence in the strength of our brand and the value we continue to add to the local business community through strong relationship management, leading expertise and our commitment to supporting local business growth,’ he said. ‘We have both the appetite and the capacity to lend to good trading businesses in Northern Ireland, with over £450million in new business lending drawn down by existing and new to bank business customers over the past year. In fact, last year was our strongest year on record for the acquisition of new to bank relationships and 2014 also looks set to be very promising. We have just closed off the best quarter we have ever had in terms of businesses switching to Danske Bank from other financial institutions, with lending figures for Q1 of 2014 over 30% higher than for the same period in 2013.’
‘As the economic recovery continues to gain momentum we believe we have a vital role to play in helping local businesses to achieve their full growth potential.’