There's little of the
monastic about Abbey. The bank's focus on worldly things has helped
it one of the UK's biggest mortgage lenders. Although best known for
home loans and savings accounts, Abbey offers services to rival the
UK banks (Barclays, HSBC, and Royal Bank of Scotland). The company
retail banking for consumers and businesses, wealth management, and
services. Its operations include wealth management units James Hay
plan administration) and Cater Allen (private banking), as well as
bank cahoot. Abbey has more than 1,300 branches throughout the UK.
Banco Santander acquired the company in 2004. Abbey will be rebranded
Santander by 2010.
National House, 2 Triton Sq., Regent's Place
607 6000 (Phone)