Senior corporate banker Trevor Foster is leaving Birmingham to take up a top role with Singer & Friedlander in London.
His departure from Bank of Scotland after seven years is expected to be formally announced today .
Mr Foster has worked for BoS in Birmingham for seven years, latterly as regional head of corporate banking for the Midlands and East Anglia.
During that time he has been involved with corporate deals estimated to have been valued at a total of more than £1 billion.
He is a former Midlands Deal Maker of the Year and was recently voted on to the board of lobby group Birmingham Forward.
Mr Foster will join Singer & Friedlander as managing director and head of banking in July.
"My role will be expand Singer & Friedlander's presence in London and to secure regional expansion," he said.
The bank, whose Birmingham operation was hit when its investment team was headhunted by Laing & Cruickshank in 2003, was taken over by Iceland's Kaup-thing Bank group for £547 million last year.