Our response to the Ukraine crisis

We are deeply concerned and saddened by the situation in Ukraine resulting in a tragic loss of life and humanitarian crisis, and are fully supportive of the strong international response.

As a business, we would like to reassure you that we continue to monitor this ongoing situation very carefully and are fully complying with all sanction requirements. We are a UK-based bank with no exposure to Russia and most of our clients live in the UK.

In addition to the devastating human tragedy, this terrible situation will likely have long-term economic implications. This is being continually monitored and we will regularly update you through our market commentary

As always, if you do have any concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

How you can help

We know that our people at Weatherbys care deeply about what’s happening which is why, as a business, we have committed to providing support through our charitable foundation.

During this very troubling time, we recognise that many clients will also want to show their support for the people of Ukraine. There are many organisations providing humanitarian aid who would welcome any assistance you can give, and you may wish to donate through the following organisations:

  • Disasters Emergency Committee: https://www.dec.org.uk/
    The Disasters Emergency Committee is an umbrella group of UK charities which coordinates and launches collective appeals to raise funds to provide emergency aid and rapid relief to people caught up in disasters and humanitarian crises around the world.
  • British Red Cross: https://donate.redcross.org.uk/appeal/ukraine-crisis-appeal
    Running a crisis appeal to help people affected get food, water, first aid, medicines, warm clothes, or shelter.
  • International Committee of the Red Cross: https://www.icrc.org/en/donate/ukraine-0
    Water engineers and doctors aim to people access clean water and repair homes damaged by heavy fighting.
  • Save the Children: https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/where-we-work/europe/ukraine
    Aiming to reach 3.5 million vulnerable children and their families, distributing winter clothing, blankets, cash and providing mental health support and education.

We know that during crises there are fraudsters who seek to profit through scamming others so as always, please do stay alert to potential fraud if you are approached to donate.

In these difficult times, our thoughts remain with Ukraine and its people, and we can only hope for a swift resolution to this crisis and a return to peace.

Roger Weatherby
Chief Executive Officer, Weatherbys Banking Group