Danske Bank has expanded its Acquisition team with the appointment of Dominic O’Neill as Corporate Acquisition Manager.

Dominic joins the team from First Trust where he spent over 20 years building and managing portfolios of corporate and business banking relationships.

Led by Head of Acquisition, Rory Clarke, the team now comprises eight experienced Corporate and Business Acquisition Managers, based across Northern Ireland.

Mr Clarke said: “We’re delighted to welcome Dominic, who brings a wealth of experience to the acquisition team. A combination of the expertise of our people supported by excellent technology has allowed us to re-bank significant levels of new customers over the past number of years and we are hungry for more. We make more possible for local business by creating value and going beyond a normal banking relationship. The customer experience matters to us.

“The team is very experienced and includes expertise in a range of sectors, such as Food & Drink, Healthcare, Manufacturing and Technology. We are focused on developing a deep understanding of a business and its banking requirements to build bespoke funding solutions that support funding structures for re-banking, working capital growth, capital investment or to support M&A activity.

“The team is customer centric and we pride ourselves on being accessible to the customer and working with speed and agility.

“2017 was a record year for business lending at Danske Bank and we’ve had a good start to the new year,  securing new relationships with Errigal Contracts Limited, Finnebrogue, Orby Investment Limited, Willis Insurance and The Unicorn Group to name a few. 

“Our top priority for 2018 is to further enhance the experience for our customers. With the uncertainty around Brexit, we’re also helping our customers to prepare for different scenarios and consider how they might be impacted in terms of trade costs, access to talent, foreign exchange needs, access to new markets and changing customer needs.”