I don’t know how many of you joined me in leaving Nationwide when it left us a couple of years ago. I figured that if they couldn’t be bothered to have a branch anywhere near me I couldn’t be bothered to give them my custom. Of course they won’t have missed my tuppence ha’penny worth of business but it was the principle.
Of course they swore when they golluped up the Portman Building Society that neither bank would leave Greenwich. Both did, and when the second one went, I walked.
So – Lloyds TSB have been forced to split up their business and Greenwich’s version is to be a TSB. Will the same thing happen?
I can’t tell, but when the Portman was subsumed the livery was quietly changed overnight in a ‘nothing to see here…’ kind of way, but as Mike’s picture shows, Lloyds have at least taken a different approach – with balloons and an opening by the Mayor (except for twice a year I tend to forget we have a mayor – once with the annual swanky dinner debacle, the other when the Mayor’s rolled out to switch on the Christmas lights. For your information she’s Councillor Angela Cornforth…)
So maybe this one will stay and Greenwich won’t lose any more services. Fingers crossed.
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