PRESS RELEASE
Bank Leumi (uk) plc

PRESS RELEASE
Bank Leumi (uk) plc

Bank Leumi Launches LeumiTech in London and celebrates the Jewish New Year

London, September 2015

 

 

Bank Leumi Launches LeumiTech in London and celebrates the Jewish New Year

 

LONDON, September 11, 2015—Bank Leumi (UK) plc has celebrated the Jewish New Year on September 9th, 2015.

 

More than 500 clients, potential clients and business partners have been invited to mingle with representatives from Leumi Group and Leumi UK’s various teams, including Private Banking, Israel-Related Finance, Commercial Finance, Commodities, Property, Hotel, Media and Hi-Tech Finance.

 

The event, took place at the Montcalm Hotel, hosted by Bank Leumi UK CEO, Eli Katzav, and LeumiTech CEO, Yifat Oron... Professor Daniel Tsiddon, Leumi Group’s Deputy CEO and LeumiTech Chairman have also attended.

 

Bank Leumi (UK) CEO, Eli Katzav: “it was a great pleasure to meet friends old and new as well as business clients, at our annual Rosh Hashanah party. It’s our biggest client event of the year and is always a special occasion”.

 

The event has also marked the official launch of LeumiTech in London. LeumiTech, a fully owned subsidiary of Leumi Group with offices in Israel and the US, will offer a suite of financial products and services tailored to the needs of Israeli start-up companies operating in the UK, or to those with an Israeli connection.

 

Guest speaker Tal Brener, CFO of Gett (previously known as 'GetTaxi'), has shared his experience with tech start-ups and his relationship with LeumiTech. Gett is a company that enables customers to order taxis via smartphone (iPhone and Android apps.).

 

LeumiTech CEO, Yifat Oron: “I was pleased to join clients and colleagues to celebrate the Jewish New Year and to launch our UK operations in London, the largest high-tech center in Europe and one of the largest in the world.

 

Israel is one the world’s leading high-tech centers, second only to Silicon Valley. There are many Israeli high-tech companies operating in London. We are planning to support those companies, from the growth stage onwards, and provide them with personalized service in both English and Hebrew. I believe that we are perfectly positioned to offer our clients  a one-stop-shop for their daily financial operations, including money transfers to Israel, currency conversions, hedging, cash management products and liquidity management", said Oron.

 

 

 

For further details, please contact:

 

Shalhevet Mandler, Head of Hi-Tech Finance, Bank Leumi (UK) plc

T: +44 (0)20 3772 1794

Email: smandler@bankleumi.co.uk

 

 

 

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