Santander has denied that cybercrooks have hijacked the online banking login page of its Alliance & Leicester unit.
Some Alliance & Leicester customers have been unable to carry out certain online transactions thanks to a systems glitch caused by the transfer of accounts to the Santander IT platform.
Santander UK is to create 600 new jobs in its branches and call centres as it continues to win market share.
Following the announcement of the Zero Current Account in November 2009, Santander is today announcing another initiative aimed at rewarding loyalty amongst its existing customers. From next week, when Santander starts to rebrand its Abbey and Bradford & Bingley businesses in the UK, all of its adult bank account customers,(1) will get fee free cash withdrawals from all of Santander's 4,300 ATMs in Spain.
Santander has opened one million new current accounts in 2009, a great achievement for its UK current account brands, Abbey and Alliance & Leicester.
Alliance & Leicester has started providing free software to its Internet banking customers which gives an additional layer of protection against phishing attacks and fake websites, the bank announced today.
Spain's Banco Santander is reaping the benefits of a mammoth IT integration programme at its UK banking subsidiaries Abbey National, Alliance & Leicester and Bradford & Bingley which have seen profits for the first nine months jump by a third to EUR1.3 billion.
UK consumer group Which? has accused Abbey and Halifax of employing poor online security measures, leaving customers vulnerable to fraud.
Spain's Banco Santander has inked a two-year, EUR100 million deal with technology consultancy Accenture as it looks to integrate the various IT systems recently inherited through a spate of acquisitions.
The UK's Alliance & Leicester is closing down its pre-paid card business, putting up to 36 jobs at risk.
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