RBS International (trading in Jersey as NatWest International), has appointed an experienced Relationship Director to strengthen the Bank’s corporate and commercial team.
Michael Mills (pictured), who has been a Relationship Director for six years, has moved to Jersey from the UK and is responsible for managing a portfolio of leading Trading and Real Estate Finance customers.
During an 18-year career with the bank in the South-West of England, Michael has gained experience in client relationship management, debt restructuring and underwriting, before his appointment as a Relationship Director. Prior to that, he spent time in corporate portfolio management and as an underwriter in the Commercial Credit team.
Paul Jones, Head of Corporate and Commercial, RBS International, said: “I am delighted to welcome Michael to our unrivalled team of corporate and commercial banking specialists, now numbering 17 dedicated individuals who have wide ranging experience of the local market. His skills in developing client relationships coupled with his commercial experience will add appreciably to the strength in depth that we offer our clients.
“The team, who are supported by the Portfolio Management team led by Tim Slatter, and local credit sanctioners who are able to make credit decisions in Jersey without referral, is able to provide service based on a strong understanding of the local markets we operate in. The team includes qualified and experienced relationship directors with 200 years banking experience between them, alongside a strong management team who understand the challenges and the potential opportunities within Jersey’s unique commercial environment.
Michael added: “I am looking forward to building new relationships with customers, colleagues and other stakeholders within the local market. The challenges I am currently hearing from customers include supply chain pressures, inflation and staffing. Managing and adapting in light of those challenges is important as my customers also see significant opportunities as we come out of lockdown restrictions. My challenge is to enable businesses to realise their aims and opportunities.”