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Corporate Banking

A focus on our customer

Ulster Bank Business - Corporate Sector

Kenton Hilman - Head of Corporate Banking NI

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Our biggest customers quite rightly demand a personal, and professional, banking service - and that's what we give you.

We're experienced in your industries, we're experts in our own and we can access the innovative and sophisticated solutions of our global banking parent.

Sectors we are experts in

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Professional Services

As part of a multinational organisation ourselves, our team of experienced Relationship Managers truly understand the unique requirements of cross-border businesses

Our main focus is on firms where the key asset is their people. We specialise in, account practises, legal practises and retail estate services


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Public Sector

As part of the Royal Bank of Scotland, our team can offer access to expertise and funding solutions in this market. This capability ensures that our team is positioned to work with these companies as they continue to expand and develop in their markets.

We have relationships with a broad range of Public Sector bodies and understand the needs to achieve greater efficiency, to reduce costs and to tightly manage funding and cash flow. To help meet these needs we provide online banking, cash and expense management support systems.


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Energy & renewables

The fast moving retail sector is not without challenge. Our team has worked with some of NI's best known retailers for a number of years - so we understand exactly the specific requirements of the sector. Our cash management and merchant services capability (provided through our partner Worldpay) are essential services for many of our retail customers

We financed one of Northern Ireland's first wind projects in 1997 and continue to be involved in the financing of a number of renewable energy project deals which shows our strong commitment to this sector


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Life Sciences

Today's Healthcare Sector faces many challenges - shifting demographics, changing lifestyles, new regulations, labour costs and property management. These are just a few of the factors that shape the Healthcare Sector in Northern Ireland

This rapidly growing sector places NI companies at the forefront of research, development and production of high tech solutions to global health issues. Ulster Bank continues to support those customers as they grow from start-up/incubator status to global exporters.


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Property & Infrastructure

Ulster Bank has a long tradition of supporting this sector, and has gained invaluable experience of providing a reliable, flexible banking experience to this rapidly changing sector.

Our knowledge of the issues, risks and opportunities facing this sector makes us well placed to consider or continue to support well structured propositions in good locations through-out the country


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Food & Drink

Our dedicated Property and Infrastructure team has a wealth of experience in providing support for financing of investment real estate and project finance.

Northern Ireland's reputation and tradition is strong in the food and drink sector. Our support for this sector also shares a strong tradition. We understand the issues facing the sector and our team of specialists work with food and drink companies to help them achieve their growth potential.


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Information & Communication Technology 

The waste sector is going through a period of significant change and development, fuelled by public and private sector investment in new facilities. Our Relationship Managers are experienced in this sector and are ready to listen to you to understand your needs.

Northern Irelands ICT industry has gone from strength to strength in recent years across a broad range of products and services. Behind such successful enterprises, Ulster Bank continues to provide a full banking proposition with online access, cash management and global banking partnerships.


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Indirect access to UK payment systems

Bespoke customer solutions

Even within the key business sectors where we operate, the needs of individual companies can be vastly different. For example, companies who trade globally will have different needs to those who serve the domestic market only.

That's why we take a tailored approach to corporate banking - providing you with solutions from a wide range of products, to create a bespoke package for our customers.



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Invoice Finance

Global Trade Finance

Options for your business

Whether your customers pay you on time or not is the single biggest influence on any company's cashflow. Invoice Finance supports businesses by turning your unpaid invoices into cash immediately when a sales invoice is issued. Visit our Invoice Finance site to find out more.

Ulster Bank offers solutions which may meet your international banking needs and manage the risks involved in doing business globally. More about Global Trade Finance


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Asset Finance - Lombard

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Options for your business

Lombard is one of Europe's largest asset financiers to the corporate market and one of the world's largest asset finance houses. Like Ulster Bank, it's part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc.

You can finance a wide range of business assets such as IT equipment, machinery or vehicles, with deals which may be tailored to fit your individual business requirements.

Contact one of our team above or visit Lombard website for more information

We'll help you accept major credit and debit card payments from customers all over the world - online, face to face and over the phone. Find out more

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Visit our Capital Markets site for access to live interest rates, foreign exchange rates and you can also read daily economic commentary provided by Ulster Bank's inhouse economists.

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Contact our Corporate Banking team

Stephen Hughes - Relationship Director


Gordan Davidson - Relationship Director


Damien Long - Relationship Director


Gary Barr - Relationship Director


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Our experienced Inward Investment team has been helping international companies establish a presence in Ireland for more than 25 years. Get in touch with our specialists to find out how our products and know-how can benefit you. 

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