High Street Banks

High Street bank is a term that originated here in the UK. It is used to refer to larger retail banks, usually with hundreds of branch locations in towns and cities across the country. These larger banks also usually have a varied portfolio of products including personal, business and sometimes even private banking.

About RBS RBS, or Royal Bank of Scotland, is a retail banking subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group. The Group’s other retail subsidiaries are NatWest and Ulster Bank....
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About HBL Bank UK Habib Bank Limited was founded in Pakistan in 1947 and was the first branch established in that country. The first UK branch was opened in 1961. Habib Bank is...
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About TSB TSB is a UK-based retail and commercial bank. It is a subsidiary of the Sabadell Group. The TSB we know today came to be in 2013, formed from Lloyds TSB Scotland PLC...
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Part of one of the world’s biggest supermarket chains, Tesco Finance was launched back in 1997. The Head Office is based in Edinburgh, and although there were bricks and mortar branches...
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About FCE Bank FCE, or Ford Credit Europe, is a UK-based bank that is a subsidiary of FSCH Gmbh, itself a subsidiary of Ford Credit International (FCI). FCI is...
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About United National Bank United National Bank, trading as United Bank Limited, is a commercial bank based in Pakistan and founded in 1959 and nationalised in 1974. Since its establishment,...
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About HSBC Bank HSBC is a British banking and financial services company. It is the largest bank in Europe and the seventh largest bank in the world. The bank originated in Hong Kong...
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NatWest, or National Westminster, is a retail and commercial bank based in the United Kingdom. It is one of the ‘Big Four’ UK clearing banks and has more than 7.5million personal banking...
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About Bank of Ireland The Bank of Ireland is an Irish commercial bank. It is one of the ‘Big Four’ of Irish banks and was established by Royal Charter in 1783. The Bank of Ireland...
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About The Co-operative Bank Based in Manchester, United Kingdom, the Co-operative Bank is a large retail and commercial bank. It is the seventh biggest lender in Britain and the majority...
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About Ulster Bank Ulster Bank is one of the ‘Big Four’ Irish banks and is registered in both Northern Ireland (as Ulster Bank Limited) and the Republic of Ireland (as Ulster...
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About Metro Bank Metro Bank is a retail bank based in the United Kingdom. Founded in 2010 by Vernon Hill and Anthony Thomson, it is the first new high street bank to open in the...
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About Diamond Bank Diamond Bank is a Nigerian international bank headquartered in Lagos. The bank also has branches in Benin Republic, Togo, Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal, plus a subsidiary...
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About Santander Santander UK is a British bank. Though it is a British company and autonomously managed, it is entirely owned by the Spanish Santander Group. Santander is one...
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About Halifax Formerly known as Halifax Building Society, Halifax is a British bank. It is named after the town in West Yorkshire where it was founded in 1853 as a building...
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About National Bank of Egypt Egypt’s oldest and largest bank, the National Bank of Egypt was founded in 1898. It is one of the biggest banking companies in Africa and the Middle...
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About Lloyds Bank Lloyds Bank is a British retail and commercial bank. One of the ‘Big Four’ clearing banks, it was founded in Birmingham in 1765. It is the largest retail bank...
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About Barclays Bank Barclays is a British multinational investment bank and financial services company. It was founded in 1690 and is headquartered in London. Barclays originated...
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About Virgin Money Virgin Money is a bank and financial services company based in the UK. Originally launched as Virgin Direct Personal Financial Services in 1995, its second incarnation...
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About Bank of Scotland Bank of Scotland is a commercial clearing bank based in Edinburgh. Not to be confused with Royal Bank of Scotland, it was established in 1695 and is one...
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About Habib Bank AG Zurich Based in Zurich, Habib Bank is a Swiss commercial bank. It was established in 1967 and aims to marry traditional banking with modern, international...
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About Sainsbury’s Bank Sainsbury’s Bank is a British bank owned by the Sainsbury’s supermarket chain. It was the first supermarket bank to open in the UK. It is headquartered in Edinburgh...
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About Clydesdale Bank Clydesdale Bank is a Scottish commercial bank founded in Glasgow in 1838. Independent until 1920 when it was purchased by Midland Bank, it is the smallest...
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