Banking is booming for a busy Morpeth branch.
Handelsbanken in Sanderson Arcade has grown steadily since it opened in the town five years ago.
And now the Swedish bank has invested in office improvements to create more space for even more staff to join later this year.
The branch, based in Austin House overlooking Bridge Street, now caters for customers across Northumberland.
Manager Dave Elliot said: “We definitely see ourselves as a local bank and are very community driven, and we believe in being close to our customers. Our customers pick up the phone and speak to one of the team in Morpeth so they are always dealing with same people.
“We have been really well received in Morpeth and we are proud to be part of the community.”