Royal Bank of Scotland announce that Mike Hackett will be returning to the fold

Mike Hackett is returning to Royal Bank of Scotland, it has been announced, with the banker set to take on the role of director of the Real Estate and Healthcare team for the Yorkshire and North East region.

MR Hackett will be based at the bank’s ‘The Embankment’ office on Sovereign Street in Leeds and is responsible for managing a team of Relationship Managers and Relationship Directors located across the region in offices in Leeds, Newcastle, Hull and Sheffield.

He has extensive banking experience having worked in the industry for 22 years and great knowledge of the healthcare and real estate arena combined with a track record of delivering financial solutions to SMEs and Corporates.

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Mike re-joins the bank from Santander, where he held the role of Regional Director of Business Development for the North.

Mike Hackett, Director of the Real Estate and Healthcare team for the Yorkshire and North East team said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to return to the Royal Bank of Scotland and demonstrate my continued commitment to two pivotal sectors. We are focused on supporting local businesses and welcome discussions with new and existing customers on how we can assist them with their business strategies.

“Business growth is key to the success of the local economy and there are exciting times ahead in the region with a buzz of activity around the Northern Powerhouse and growth of new property developments across the region.

“The healthcare sector is also doing well as we continue to see high demands for care most notably in the social and primary care sectors.”

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Liam Kane, Regional Director Commercial Banking for North and Scotland said: “I am delighted to welcome Mike back to the team. He brings a great wealth of experience and is a dynamic addition to our local leadership team who are focused on supporting customer ambitions and delivering outstanding customer service.”

Last month The Yorkshire Post reported that Royal Bank of Scotland has set aside another £3.1​bn to settle claims from US authorities that it mis-sold risky mortgage securities in the run-up to the financial crisis.