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Hampden & Co poaches Adam & Co banker



Hampden & Co has poached Ryan Beattie from Adam & Company, as a new banking director to drive expansion plans.

Beattie joins Edinburgh-headquartered Hampden & Co after spending more than six years with NatWest-owned private bank Adam & Co, which was restructured this year.

He has worked in the banking industry for more than 25 years, including roles with National Australia Bank and Clydesdale Bank.

Beattie will now work alongside head of banking Mark Prentice and teams in Edinburgh and London.

Graeme Hartop, Hampden & Co’s chief executive, said: “Ryan is an experienced private banker focused on providing a personalised service that helps people to meet their aspirations – this matches our overall approach at Hampden & Co.

“We continue to welcome new clients, we are adding expertise and talent to help meet their needs, and Ryan brings a wealth of experience and is a strong addition to our team.”

Beattie said: “It’s an exciting time to be joining Hampden & Co as the bank continues to grow and welcome many new clients across the UK.”

In August, Hampden & Co reported year-on-year double-digit growth in income, deposits and lending.

In the six months to 30 June, income was up by £1.2m, against the first half of the previous year to £6m, while deposits rose by £180m to £603m, and lending grew by £133m to £381m.

In June, Colin Tate was appointed as chief operating officer, joining from Sainsbury’s Bank. In October, Noble & Co chief executive Angus Macpherson joined Hampden & Co’s board as a non-executive director.

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