Sunday, 20 April 2014
Shadows across Santander
This branch of Santander Bank was formerly a branch of the Bradford & Bingley.
Santander had acquired Bradford & Bingley's retail branches and savings business in September 2008.
In November 2004 they had acquired Abbey National plc and Abbey had become part of the Santander Group.
In January 2010, Abbey and the branch network of Bradford & Bingley were rebranded as Santander.
So for the last four years two branches of the bank have co-existed only a few hundred yards apart, but now the former Bradford and Bingley branch is being closed down and staff and accounts are all moving to the former Abbey branch.
A contribution to Shadow Shot Sunday.