Yorkshire Bank, part of the National Australia Bank Group, combines global strength with the local service of a well established regional bank. The Bank offers a range of services for personal and business customers, combining qualities developed in over 140 years of service with a modern approach to financial services. It recognises that customers are evermore discerning and require value from their relationship with Yorkshire Bank through its ever-widening range of products and services.
Yorkshire Bank was founded in 1859 in Halifax, West Yorkshire, by Colonel Edward Akroyd as a philanthropic organisation aimed at providing a means of saving for the working classes. During the late 19th century the Bank became known as Yorkshire Penny Bank and by 1866 the number of branches reached their peak at 955 and, in 1874, the first school banks were launched.
Today,Yorkshire Bank is the trading name of Clydesdale Bank PLC and is the principal English arm of the National Australia Bank Group's UK operations. With its head office based in Leeds, the Bank has a network of over 190 retail branches which stretches from Newcastle in the north to London in the south, Hereford in the west to Peterborough in the east.
They believe that the customer is at the very centre of Yorkshire Bank. Always thinking demonstrates that commitment. They are always thinking about the service and products they provide, about improving, adding value and doing the right thing for their customers, their employees and the environment. Always thinking brings together everything they believe in as a business and the principles they all stand for.