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Can former Asda marketer Chris Pilling put some fizz into UK building societies?

Chris Pilling, currently head of HSBC’s bank branch network in the UK, is joining the country’s second-biggest building society Yorkshire as CEO. The move is interesting on two counts: building societies have been pretty moribund since the 2008 credit crunch, ...

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So that’s where all those Olympics tickets went to – advertisers

We’re going to have to get used to this, endless commercials featuring characters running around with Olympic torches (surely Health and Safety will have something to say about that). And it also becomes clear where all those bloody tickets went, ...

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Adam & Eve beats RKCR/Y&R in needle match for £25m Halifax

This one would have made Liverpool versus Manchester United look like a friendly Lancashire kickabout. Adam & Eve, the breakaway from RKCR/Y&R whose partners were successfully sued for £750,000 by WPP boss Sir Martin Sorrell for breaking the terms of ...

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Abbey National boss Horta-Osorio takes charge of UK’s biggest bank Lloyds

Surely some mistake you’ll say but Antonio Horta-Osorio who made his reputation by catapulting Santander into being one of the UK’s Big Five banks with his reign at Abbey National and acquisition of Alliance & Leicester and the workable bits ...

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Will ambitious Tesco Bank ride to the Government’s rescue by boosting lending?

Today grumpy coalition business secretary Vince Cable will tell the Liberal Democrat party conference that businessmen are bastards and bankers are the biggest bastards of the lot. They pay themselves too much and don’t lend enough, particularly to small businesses. ...

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