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  2. First Active - Wikipedia

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    First Active was an Irish bank, and former building society which was merged into Ulster Bank in late 2009, ceasing trading in February 2010. It traditionally offered a range of mortgages (including subprime mortgages), savings, investment, pension and life assurance products, but from 2007 onwards, also offered credit cards, ATM accounts and current accounts as well as online banking and ...

  3. Tesco Bank - Wikipedia

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    Prior to the formation of Tesco Personal Finance plc, Tesco had a banking joint venture with NatWest, which ended in February 1997. TPF was formed in July 1997, following the successful launch of Sainsbury's Bank by its main competitor, Sainsbury's. The bank was launched as a joint venture with the Royal Bank of Scotland, which processed all ...

  4. First Direct - Wikipedia

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    Secondly, there were two different adverts running concurrently on ITV and Channel 4, one offering a negative view showing the aspects of normal banking and the other a positive view of First Direct, with the two crossing over at a key point. By May 1991, the bank had 100,000 customers on its books, and by March 1993, it had 250,000.

  5. Churchill Insurance - Wikipedia

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    The company also launched its first e commerce facility, enabling online car and home insurance quotes. In 2000, it acquired the Churchill.com domain name for online activity, and acquired NIG in February 2000, after announcing their intentions to acquire it in December 1999. In February 2002, Churchill bought Prudential's insurance business.

  6. Fred Goodwin - Wikipedia

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    The Sunday Times wrote that "The NatWest deal was the making of Goodwin," with Goodwin promoted to CEO in January 2001, soon after it was secured, dedicated to continuing Mathewson's vision. Goodwin lived up to his reputation, cutting 18,000 jobs by merging parts of RBS and NatWest. CEO of RBS (2001–2008) Expansion

  7. Chip Authentication Program - Wikipedia

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    The CAP readers of Barclays, Lloyds Bank, Nationwide, NatWest, Co-operative Bank/Smile and RBS are all compatible. Barclays began issuing CAP readers (called PINsentry) in 2007. Their online-banking website uses the identify mode for login verification and the sign mode for transaction verification.

  8. UBS - Wikipedia

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    UBS is a joint-stock company (Aktiengesellschaft) pursuant to Swiss laws.Its shares are listed at the SIX Swiss Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). As of December 2020, UBS is present in all major financial centres worldwide, having offices in 50 countries, with about 30% of its approx. 73,000 employees working in the Americas, 30% in Switzerland, 19% in Europe (excluding ...

  9. Faster Payments - Wikipedia

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    Abbey and Alliance & Leicester merged their membership under Santander UK in February 2011; Bank of Scotland merged their membership into Lloyds Banking Group in September 2011 and Northern Rock resigned from membership in October 2011. The remaining ten members became the initial shareholders of Faster Payments Scheme Limited in November 2011.