Assistant Police and Crime Commissioner opens TSB's Financial Crime Unit in Sheldon
The Assistant West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner, Dr
Lynnette Kelly, has formally opened TSB's new Financial Crime
Operations unit in Sheldon, Birmingham, in a grand opening
The inauguration on Friday 16 February 2018 saw Dr Kelly
attend a ribbon cutting ceremony at TSB's office at Coventry Road,
where around 600 TSB Partners provide operational support for the
challenger bank. This includes over 60 TSB Partners in the
recently-opened Financial Crime Operations team who are responsible
for protecting TSB and its customers from different types of
financial crime including money laundering, terrorist financing,
bribery and corruption.
The grand opening also featured a meet and greet of the
new team, giving the Assistant Commissioner a chance to talk to the
TSB Partners directly about their roles, as well as a celebratory
Padraig Carton, Customer Service Operations Director at
TSB says: "It's fantastic to open the new Financial Crime
unit in Sheldon, reaffirming our commitment to the local
community. TSB is a great place to work and there's a strong
partnership culture in everything we do.
"The creation of the new team means TSB can bring even
better banking to communities across the UK and provide fulfilling
careers to more local people - helping the community in Birmingham
"I would also like to thank Dr Kelly from the West Midlands
Police and Crime Commissioner for paying us a visit on such a
special day for us. We really appreciate the time she has
taken to share with us her experiences of protecting our
communities from crime."
Dr Lynnette Kelly, Assistant West Midlands Police and
Crime Commissioner, said: "It is a pleasure to be here to open
TSB's new Financial Crime Unit. Unfortunately this sort of
crime is on the increase, which is why I am pleased to see TSB is
playing their part to safeguard their customers.
"It is important for agencies to work together when it
comes to tackling this sort of crime and banks can often be the
first line of defence against financial crime.
"TSB West Midlands is doing an excellent thing by creating jobs
and supporting the local economy. I hope that their work here
is able to change the way that we tackle financial crime and keep
the public safe."