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UK Private Bank Changes Ownership

Wendy Spires, Group Deputy Editor, London, 1 August 2012


Under the terms of the deal, KBL European Private Bankers will retain the same name, management team and operational structures. It currently has a core Tier 1 ratio of 16.5 per cent, a 21.1 per cent loan-to-deposit ratio and a cash surplus of some €3 billion.

In other recent developments at Brown Shipley, May saw the private bank appoint former Royal Bank of Scotland UK chief executive Alan Dickinson as its new chairman, succeeding Stephen Blaney.

Dickinson, who retired from RBS in 2010, was CEO of the group’s UK division from 2008 to 2009, a role in which he ran the RBS and Natwest branch networks, the mortgage and credit card businesses and the UK corporate bank. Before this he was CEO of UK corporate banking.

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