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We care about here

Big enough to matter and small enough to care

Since we opened our doors in 1838 we’ve set out to support the communities in which we live and work. Being close to our customers is at the heart of everything we do, because to care about here means always understanding how to better serve the people who live 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 175 years of history that have shaped our Bank. Alternatively, visit to find out more about our holding company.

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We're continuing to support Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance as the service goes from strength to strength. Based at Perth Airport, they’re saving lives across Scotland.

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