Skipton creates information arm

Skipton Building Society has announced the creation of the Skipton Information Group, a separate business information arm.

The new body will be made up of its consumer credit reference agency Callcredit, database marketing company EuroDirect, market analysis firm GMAP Consulting, and e-commerce software business CAST Systems.

David Coates, managing director of Callcredit, says: “Increasingly our clients, many of whom are in the financial services sector, require information solutions right across the customer life cycle. This is exactly the capability the Skipton Information Group will provide.”

The Skipton Information Group headquarters will be based in new offices in Leeds and will bring the companies under one roof.

Coates adds: “The new building will provide a very high level of professional infrastructure and the service standards required by our customer base.”