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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Communities Minister Jeff Cuthbert has targeted expansion of the credit union movement as an alternative to high-street banks and high-interest payday loan merchants.
WHEN Ross and Julie Laird, from Edinburgh, wanted a savings account with a good return, they side-stepped the big high-street banks.
BRITAIN'S top high-street banks were shamed in a Competition Commission report yesterday, after it emerged that Royal Bank of Scotland, Barclays, Lloyds TSB and HSBC have been overcharging small business customers and had formed a monopoly.
Today, the confidence helped high-street banks with Barclays up 59p at pounds 21.
Jo Barnett, marketing director at Virgin One, said the Taylor Nelson Sofres survey showed the big four high-street banks were 'suffering from a fall in public confidence'.
The Co-op yesterday admitted defeat in its plans to create a major customerowned rival to the big four high-street banks, blaming the weak economy and heavy regulatory burdens.