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Bank Leumi (uk) plc

PRESS RELEASE
Bank Leumi (uk) plc

Bank Leumi (UK) provides financing for Red Planet Pictures’ hit drama Dickensian

London, January 2016


Bank Leumi (UK) provides financing for Red Planet Pictures’ hit drama Dickensian

Bank Leumi (UK) provided UK High End Television Tax Credit financing for Red Planet Pictures’ critically acclaimed television series Dickensian.

It is the first time the Bank has worked with Red Planet Pictures, one of the UK’s most successful indies, having produced hit series such as Death in Paradise, The Passing Bells and The Ark.

Dickensian, written by Tony Jordan, is one of the flagship shows of the BBC’s 2016 drama schedule. The show is an original period drama populated by some of Charles Dickens’ best loved characters. Red Planet Pictures produced twenty episodes, each thirty minutes long, shot on an impressive, purpose-built set in West London.

Bank Leumi (UK) Chief Business Officer Michael Duval, who visited the set, said:
“The set was truly magnificent and Dickensian has already proven to be a great hit with viewers. The TV production sector is serviced by a relatively small and tightly knit part of the financial community, so we are delighted to be working on such a high-profile project and help cement the Bank as a trusted lender to the UK’s production sector.”

For more details, please contact:

Stuart Woodward, Relationship Manager, Media Finance
Email: swoodward@bankleumi.co.uk
T: +44 (0)203 772 1772



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About Bank Leumi UK

Bank Leumi (UK) is a first class boutique bank offering a wide range of corporate and private banking services to both UK based and international clients.

An integral part of the Bank Leumi Group founded in London in 1902, the Bank operates through its Head Office in London, its northern office in Leeds and via its subsidiaries in Jersey - Bank Leumi (Jersey) Limited and Leumi Overseas Trust Corporation Limited- and in Brighton, Award Winning Asset Based Lender, Leumi ABL.

Activities include commercial finance, trade finance, with a particular expertise in financing cross border trading, commodity finance, financing Israeli related business, media finance, and commercial and residential property finance.

The Bank also specialises in UK and international private banking and wealth management, offering an extensive range of deposit accounts, investment services, structured products, and foreign exchange and hedging facilities.  An extended range of private banking services is provided through our Channel Island Subsidiaries, Bank Leumi (Jersey) Limited and Leumi Overseas Trust Corporation Limited.

Bank Leumi (UK) is a subsidiary of the Bank Leumi le-Israel Group. The Group has a dominant share of the domestic Israeli banking market as well as global presence in key financial centres around the world.

Bank Leumi Group is one of Israel's largest banking groups and a reputable global banking institution. We have total managed assets in excess of $310 billion and $6.8 billion in equities. First established in London over a century ago, the group has over 300 branches in Israel and offices in key financial centres worldwide. It offers a comprehensive range of specialised financial services.