Peter Weir has joined Fortis Bank in London’s corporate and institutional banking (CIB) department, part of the merchant bank, tasked with establishing a corporate trade finance group. This is a new position.

Weir is head of corporate trade finance, working across all sectors with corporate relationship managers on marketing efforts to their customer base. He reports to the head of trade for Europe in Brussels and the corporate head in London.

His remit is initially the UK, Ireland and Europe excepting Italy as the bank already has a presence there for large corporates.

Weir joins from a brief spell at RBS and before that was a consultant to Sumitomo Mitsui Europe and to HBOS.