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Glitnir bank launches UK website


Nordic bank Glitnir has unveiled a new site to support its growing business in the UK and Southern Europe.

Glitnir bank in London has launched a new corporate website at dedicated to its operations in the UK and Southern Europe.

The UK constitutes the largest exposure for Glitnir outside its home markets of Iceland and Norway. Much of the business out of the London branch focuses on offering corporate and investment banking to the food, retail and consumer goods sectors in the UK.
Glitnir stands out from other international banks for its expertise in three global niche markets for which the bank is regarded as a leading authority. The Nordic bank specialises in supplying financial solutions to customers within the food, sustainable energy and offshore service vessels sectors.

Glitnir’s UK office is also unusual in that its managing director, Steinunn Thordardottir, is the first woman to manage an Icelandic financial institution abroad and one of the few women to head up a major bank in London. Under her leadership the branch has built up a team of around 50 experts with strong banking and industry backgrounds.

Thordardottir says that Glitnir’s specialisation in food, sustainable energy and offshore service vessels has occurred as a result of the inherent knowledge which Icelanders and Norwegians have in these fields.

Thordardottir explained: “Knowledge of the catering industry stems from Glitnir’s background in fish and fish-related products. Co-operation with Norwegians has increased this expertise in the same way that the Norwegians’ knowledge of the shipping industry has added to the bank’s shipping expertise. The emphasis on environmentally friendly energy is second nature to an Icelandic company since we have both the resources and the necessary knowledge.”

The new website will also provide a platform for Glitnir’s business
in Southern Europe which comes under the auspices of the London office. Northern Europe is covered by the Glitnir branch in Luxembourg.

Glitnir has already made several acquisitions worldwide since 2004. The Nordic bank now has operations in the US, Canada, China and Luxembourg as well as the UK and the Scandinavian countries.
For more information on the Glitnir office in London, visit the bank´s new UK site at


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