Tesco Bank to transfer 236 Glasgow employees in outsourcing deal

Tesco Bank to transfer 236 Glasgow employees in outsourcing deal

Gerry Mallon

Tesco Bank is planning to transfer 236 Glasgow-based jobs to Arrow Global after securing a deal to outsource its debt collection and recovery operations.

The lender announced that all members of staff moving across under Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) regulations would be protected from redundancy for a period of at least two years.

Arrow Global said that the partnership will allow Tesco Bank to deliver an enhanced service to customers in financial difficulty by providing the necessary support and flexibility they will need in the future.

Tesco Bank added that all transferring staff would continue to be located at its Broadway One building on Renfield Street.

The bank said it had has chosen to partner with Arrow, a recognised leader in supporting customers in financial difficulty, for several reasons, including their customer focus, proven expertise, technology platform and for the cultural alignment between the two organisations.”

Tesco Bank added: “The partnership is expected to result in 236 roles transferring to Arrow on 1 November 2021. The transfer of roles will take place under TUPE regulations and is subject to a collective consultation process with the recognised trade union. Under the agreement between Tesco Bank and Arrow, all colleagues transferring under TUPE will be protected from redundancy for a period of at least two years.”

Gerry Mallon, chief executive of Tesco Bank, said: “We take our responsibility to support customers in financial difficulty seriously and have an obligation to them to put in place the best support possible. We believe that the partnership announced today with Arrow will improve the support we can give these customers, given their specialism in this area of customer service. We look forward to working with Arrow, and further improving the experience we offer to our customers in financial difficulty.”

Dave Sutherland, chief executive of Arrow Global’s asset management and servicing business, commented: “As we continue to build our UK business, this partnership recognises Arrow’s track record in working compassionately with customers in financial difficulty, underpinned by our purpose of building better financial futures.

“We are pleased to welcome our new colleagues, and the valuable skills and experience they will bring to our team.”

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