Guernsey bank Skipton International retained its title of best offshore account provider at the 2017 Moneyfacts Awards.

This is the fourth time Skipton has won a Moneyfacts award – one of the most prestigious in the finance industry – and the second year in a row it has taken this particular accolade. It has either won an award or been highly commended for the past eight years.

The Moneyfacts Awards involve an independent assessment of personal finance products with input from IFAs.

Skipton Managing Director Jim Coupe said: "Winning this award for the second year running is a recognition of the consistently high levels of service, and long-term stable rates we offer our savings customers. Offshore accounts are an integral part of our offering; we look after the savings of Channel Islanders, people from the Isle of Man, along with British expats from more than 100 countries around the world.

"As a Channel Island-registered bank we are committed to giving customers from the Channel Islands, and beyond, the best personal service and to make the process of opening offshore savings accounts as straightforward as possible."

The bank is in the process of transforming its systems, developing a new online banking portal that will allow customers to access their offshore savings online, in addition to telephone, postal, and branch access. Mr Coupe said: "We are investing for the future with the development of the online portal. This is an additional channel our customers can use to access their offshore savings. Personal service will remain the forefront of our business and we will continue to support our team members through the training and development necessary to deliver the excellent service our customers deserve."

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