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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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Most of us have a goal. It might just be as simple as taking up a new hobby. Or maybe it’s on a grander scale. We like to think of this as having a Plan Me. Check out our hints and tips on how you can save money for your own Plan Me.

Cycle Yorkshire

We’ve teamed with Cycle Yorkshire to help make the fun of cycling more accessible to more people. Our involvement also includes sponsorship of the sprinters jersey at the annual Tour de Yorkshire event where people can come along to enjoy first-class racing.

Count me in

We run our ‘Count me in 123’ scheme to help youngsters learn to count and understand numbers. It’s a community-based programme that helps pre-school children learn in a fun and engaging way.

Hospice UK

Since 2008 we’ve been a proud partner of Hospice UK. We support it as it delivers outstanding care to people living with life-limiting or terminal illness. So far we’ve raised over £5 million to help make a difference to hospice care across the UK.

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