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Big Birthday Tea for the NSPCC

This Friday is the 29th birthday of the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC)‘s incredible service, ChildLine, which provides advice and support to children and young people 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, both online and by phone on a range of subjects from family problems, exam stress and bullying to self-harm, depression and suicide. …

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Strive2Thrive with Studio West

Studio West is an enterprise and innovation campus based in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, offering 13-19 year olds unique learning opportunities that lead on to future careers. We were delighted to link up with 11 students from Studio West as part of our Strive2Thrive challenge. Born from our relationship with BPP – our corporate partner for the Future Bankers’ Academy who run events for children, preparing them …

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Announcing our 2015/2016 official charity: NSPCC

We are delighted to announce that NSPCC are our official charity partner for 2016 and for the 2016 Virgin Money London Marathon, in support of their ChildLine service. NSPCC are the leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK and Channel Islands. When a child needs a helping hand, we’ll be there. When parents are finding it tough, we’ll help. When laws …

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Life in a Lounge

Life in our latest Lounge

Following the 2011 launch of our innovative Lounges – spaces where customers can come together and relax over a complimentary coffee – we recently added another ground-breaking concept to high street banking: a Lounge with banking facilities, where customers can pop in to sort out financial matters at the same time. We spoke to Paul Adamson (pictured above fourth from …

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