A BANK with operations in Huddersfield has opened its 100th branch in the UK.
Handelsbanken, which has six staff at its offices at Pennine Business Park, Bradley, in now open for business in Ilkley.
The bank, which serves individuals and corporate clients, employs more than 800 people nationwide.
Handelsbanken, which is based in Sweden, has more than 700 branches in 22 countries.
Last year it announced the opening of a record 27 UK branches.
This has also led to the establishment of a third regional head office in Birmingham to support further expansion in the UK – its fastest-growing market.
Tony Jones, manager of the Huddersfield branch, said: “Core to our growth has been satisfied customers and a preference for what is often referred to as ‘traditional banking’.”