Old banking names gone as Santander steam in
Three long-serving names will be leaving the banking world over the coming year as Abbey, Alliance & Leicester and Bradford & Bingley will all become Santander (their new Spanish owners) by 2010.
1,300 branches will be renamed over the next year, with customers automatically switched over. Here at Bitterwallet, we think it’s a shame, for no other reason than we’ve got a bit of a thing for the lass in the Bradford & Bingley ad campaign (right). Truly, we ARE that shallow.
Will the switchover affect you? Are you even bothered or will the idea of placing your money in the hands of Spaniards give you sleepless nights?
Over at top spoof news site The Daily Mash, they’ve put their own spin on it all…