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We care about here

Strong enough to matter, small enough to care

In 1859 our founder, Colonel Edward Akroyd, launched Yorkshire Bank with the idea that a flourishing economy helps individuals and builds a strong community. It’s an approach we still believe in today. These strong foundations help us support the communities we live and work in and allow us to continue to help people when they need it with practical banking for the real world. We’re proud of where we come from and how we help the people who live and work there. We’re close to our customers because we care about here.

As an independent bank, our dedication to local communities and people will be stronger than ever. Explore the strong foundations section below to learn more about the 150 years of history that have shaped our Bank. Alternatively, visit to find out more about our holding company.

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