2009 - Present

Following the amalgamation of Skipton Guernsey and Scarborough Channel Islands in 2009, Skipton International was formed. At the time, the bank offered residential mortgages and savings accounts to Guernsey and Jersey residents. 

In 2010, Skipton sponsored the Skipton Swimarathon in Guernsey for the first time. The annual event has gone on to raise over £500,000 for numerous local projects in the past 11 years.

Skipton International was delighted to announce in 2014 it had partnered with the Guernsey Housing Association, providing mortgages for its partial ownership scheme. In 2016 we also announced support for the Andium HomeBuy Scheme in Jersey. These official affordable housing schemes are designed to help those looking to buy a property, but who would otherwise not be able to afford their own home in the Channel Islands.

Also in 2014, Skipton launched UK Buy-To-Let lending to British Expatriates, and extended the offering to non-UK citizens in 2019. Currently, Skipton International provides UK mortgages secured on properties located in England, Scotland, Wales and the Channel Islands.

In 2015, Skipton was named Guernsey Business of the Year at the Guernsey Awards for Achievement last night - something we are still proud of to this day. 

The Skipton Mortgage Centre opened its doors in St Helier, Jersey, for the first time in 2017. The centre houses Skipton’s Jersey mortgage team who can assist with all your mortgage enquiries and support you through the process of securing your dream home.

In 2018, Skipton launched the Skipton Community Fund as a direct response to news of cuts to funding of many Channel Island community groups. It was hoped that the Fund would be able to help those Channel Island not-for-profit organisations that do not have such a high profile, or are often overlooked for funding and public donations – proving a small amount can go a long way. Over £100,000 has been donated to date.

During 2020, Skipton launched its first Sustainability Report and committed to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals (tackling poverty, inequality and climate change by 2030).

We now have a global customer base in over 100 countries and a growing UK Buy-To-Let mortgage book. The end of 2020 saw Skipton reach assets of over £2 billion.