Allied Irish Bank - Banking's Best Kept Secret
Allied Irish Bank (GB) Private Banking, who’s private banking headquarters are located on Berkeley Square in the prestigious W1 area of central London, is very much a niche player in the UK’s banking market.
The bank predominantly offers corporate and business banking facilities. Head of Private Banking, Linda Middleton, outlined what sets the bank apart from its competitors...
“For us, service is everything,” said Linda, “while High Street banks will offer good service, at AIB (GB) Private Banking we offer something more – a bespoke service that is tailored to the exacting requirements of our clients.”
Taking personal service to the next level, AIB (GB)’s private banking team build relationships with clients and adopts the kind of traditional core values that many of us want from our service providers.
“The fact that we answer calls within the office,” continued Linda, “to ensure our clients have a designated person they can speak to, demonstrates how our service is all about relationships and making things easy for our clients.”
Dealing exclusively with high-net worth individuals (HNWI), Linda and her team also work with their colleagues in business banking. This ability to deliver a comprehensive service is vital in meeting the needs of HNWI clients who are
looking to prioritise reaching their financial goals but are so often ‘time poor’.
With a team of private client managers taking care of all banking requirements and ensuring that any financial needs are dealt with promptly and efficiently, AIB (GB)’s Private Banking aim is to make banking simple and to support clients with their big decisions; helping them to plan for the future.
By carefully building relationships, the experienced team are able to discern the right products for each individual client and provide tailored solutions. After all, as Linda noted, “What is right for one client, isn’t necessarily right for another.”
As you’d expect, AIB (GB) Private Banking offer the full range of banking services, including current accounts, savings accounts, mortgages, loans and credit cards and working with independent financial advisors, can also support clients with advice on structuring their pensions or investments.
Linda added, “As we get to know our clients, we are able
to support those who have complex banking needs. For example, clients with multiple income streams can often find High Street banks reluctant to lend, however, we see the whole person and can tailor our solutions to fit.”