Why choose Skipton?

Our mission since Skipton International was formed in 2009, is to help customers achieve their property owning and savings goals through delivery of quality products and an unrivalled customer service. In recent surveys, 98% of our customers would recommend Skipton and have given a Feefo satisfaction rating of 4.6/5.

Skipton International is based in Guernsey, one of the world's most reputable, well-established and regulated financial centres. Its modern global finance industry operates under the watch of the Guernsey Financial Services Commission ensuring international standards are adhered to. 

Ethos

Skipton’s ethos is centred on three core values:

Trust

We are honest and forthright in our dealings. Building trust builds a better company.

Ownership

We are accountable to our stakeholders, our colleagues and our customers.

Integrity

Integrity is the defining quality of our people and our work. We always strive to do the right thing and act truthfully and honourably.

Our savings products

Skipton offers a range of some of the best offshore savings account interest rates in sterling, including Notice, Easy Access and Fixed Rate accounts. Whether you are using your savings to provide an income, or saving for the future, Skipton could have an offshore account to suit you.

Skipton serves Channel Islanders, UK Expatriates and citizens of other countries around the world. We meet the offshore bank account needs of British Expatriates and other nationalities resident in over 100 countries.

Our mortgage products

In 2014 Skipton International launched a range of mortgages for British Expatriates and Foreign Nationals looking to purchase a Buy-To-Let property in England, Scotland and Wales.

We also offer a range of mortgages to suit your needs in Guernsey and Jersey. Since 2010 Skipton has been the largest provider of residential mortgages in Guernsey, building upon the high level of local recommendations we receive. Our Jersey team is rapidly growing, where our customer centric approach and fast decision making is valued by ever increasing number of customers. 

Find out how much you can borrow with our online calculators for the Guernsey, Jersey and UK.

Awards

Skipton was awarded the Channel Islands’ Leaders in Wellbeing Award 2020 for ‘Giving Back Good Business’. This award recognises organisations which demonstrate outstanding leadership in all areas which contribute to being a Good Business; specifically, with regards to the way they treat their employees; their role in the local community; commitment to environmental sustainability; open, honest and proactive relationships with customers.

In 2020, Skipton was awarded the Feefo Platinum Trusted Service award for the second year running. Feefo is an independent review platform that recognises businesses that deliver exceptional experiences, as rated by its customers. The award is based on real customers’ reviews and determined by the average rating provided, with winners of a Gold Award needing a minimum of 4.5 out of 5 across a whole year. To qualify for the Feefo Platinum Service Award, companies must have been awarded a Gold Trusted Service Award for the past three consecutive years.

Skipton International is currently one of only a handful of companies with a 5 star ‘Support The Goals’ rating. Support the Goals is an initiative to share the stories and journeys of businesses supporting the UN Sustainable Development Goals. It aims to raise awareness of the goals in the business community, and to encourage support through positive publicity and gentle competition.