CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Bank of London announced on Monday its intention to open its US Global Platform & Services headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., creating 350 new jobs by 2026.
Officials say new positions at the US Global Platform and Services division will include software development, compliance and risk, technology operations, infrastructure engineering and business operations.
Mecklenburg and surrounding counties can expect an annual payroll impact of nearly $33 million when fully staffed, according to a news release.
Vi Lyles, Mayor of Charlotte, says “With The Bank of London building its technology hub in Charlotte, we continue to demonstrate that Charlotte is the epicentre of where finance and technology converge. This announcement further builds on our strategic international partnerships, and I look forward to seeing The Bank of London’s growth in our city.”
Officials say the Bank of London has already taken a 11-year lease on a forty-thousand square foot floor of One Independence Center at the intersection of Trade and Tryon in the heart of Charlotte’s Central Business District.
Officials say Charlotte is the second largest banking city in the US after New York, where The Bank of London has its US headquarters.
Anthony Watson, Group Chief Executive & Founder of The Bank of London, says “Without doubt Charlotte has some of the best bank technology and business talent that the US – and the world – has to offer. I should know. I spent some of the happiest years of my working life in Charlotte when employed by Wachovia Bank (now Wells Fargo). I’m beyond delighted to once again work in the Queen City as we transform banking for the betterment of all.”