A 20% growth in staff in two years and the announcement of an office expansion has highlighted Skipton International's growing operations in Guernsey.

Following another successful year, the Guernsey bank will be taking over another floor at Tudor House for its business, increasing its office space by 75%. More than 50 Guernsey team members are expected to be working for the bank by the end of the year.

The bank has continued to grow across the Channel Islands over the last three years, moving into the ground floor of Tudor House in 2016 and opening a new Mortgage Centre in Jersey last year. The Skipton offices in Guernsey will soon be on floor three of Tudor House, with its reception area, Customer Services and Banking teams remaining on the ground floor.

Skipton Managing Director Jim Coupe said the expansion would allow the bank to grow and better meet the needs of its increasing customer base.

"Taking on another floor demonstrates our long-term commitment to Guernsey, to supporting more customers across the Channel Islands and to continuous improvements to our services," he added. "Our business plan includes steady growth for our team and this new office space ensures that we can meet our long-term aspirations."

As well as office expansion, Skipton has also invested heavily on improving its infrastructure. As part of a project that is investing £2.5 million in upgrading Skipton's banking platform, a new online service is to be unveiled later this year to provide a portal for customers to open savings accounts and manage transactions.

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