High Street Bank

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High Street Bank

A large bank in the United Kingdom with branches spread out in many towns all over the country. It takes its name from "high street," which is a term for a main thoroughfare.
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High street banks have traditionally relied on cross-selling high APR credit cards to a captive customer base.
THE Welsh Government is today expected to launch an independent review to establish whether high street banks are meeting the funding needs of Welsh SMEs.
Interestingly, they are more likely to find them if they look beyond the high street banks.
The rights issue's backers - investment banks Citi and UBS - as well as a clutch of high street banks - will hold almost 427 million new shares in B&B between them, representing 29.
However, high street banks say bad debt is on the increase with nine million adults refused loans each year.
The findings will concern the high street banks - as younger and better off customers are most likely to move to find better deals.
In a week in which the Halifax told 200,000 current account holders that they faced an end to the vestigial interest paid on their balances, higher costs and delays in clearing cheques, the depth of public dissatisfaction with high street banks came into sharp focus.
It will enable us to provide a banking service in areas which might not be covered by the main high street banks.
HIGH street banks should be forced to sell off hundreds of branches in a shake-up of the sector following the Libor scandal - according to the Labour leadership at Westminster.
Summary: The Government is to set up three new high street banks, according to reports.
TRUST in high street banks has plummeted, a study published today reveals.
It was announced in July that the Office of Fair Trading and a number of high street banks were jointly launching a test case in the High Court to establish if the current level of unauthorised overdraft charges was fair.