The Sunday Times used a 'blagger' to trick an Abbey National call centre worker into handing over the bank account details of then chancellor of the exchequer Gordon Brown, according to the Guardian.
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.
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.
As consumers spread their savings to benefit from the £50,000 protection from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, new research has found that increasing numbers are applying online and there is a huge difference between the services offered by providers.
Customers of UK Internet bank cahoot were locked out of their accounts for over a day following a power cut in Spain, home of parent company Banco Santander.
Abbey appoints Paul Pester to manage Bradford & Bingley direct channels Paul Pester, currently Managing Director of Premium Banking at Abbey, has been appointed to take responsibility for Bradford & Bingley's retail distribution, including their branch network.
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