Tesco Bank to create 200 new jobs in Glasgow

21 Oct 2010

21 Oct 2010

Tesco Bank has announced that it is to create 200 new jobs at its Glasgow Call Centre. This supports the company’s move into the mortgage market which it plans to launch in summer 2011.

The new customer service positions will be created in Glasgow's Atlantic Quay.  Recruitment of staff will be handled by the Vertex outsourcing company which has a five year contract with the supermarket bank.

Tesco Bank launched three years ago and has 6.5 million customers mainly with insurance, loans, savings and credit cards.

Benny Higgins, chief executive of Tesco Bank commented: "We are focused on designing mortgage products that are consistent with the Tesco brand; namely, products that are simple, transparent and reward customer loyalty.

"We are making good progress and plan to submit our proposals to the FSA next month."

Tesco is investing heavily in staff, revealing plans last year to create 800 call centre jobs in Glasgow and another 1000 in Newcastle.

Sources: BBC website, Finextra