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29 Sep 2008

Santander to buy B&B assets

Santander have stepped up to buy part of the Bradford & Bingley group to add to it's recent purchase of Alliance and Leicester - Santander already acquired Abbey in 2004, and has formulated plans for Abbey to take over the network of Bradford and Bingley high street branch offices.
Banco Santander are the largest bank in Spain, Bradford and Bingley have been one of the institutions exposed to the credit crunch particularly due to their involvement in the buy-to-let market which has suffered a collapse over the last year or so.
Meanwhile the Benelux governments (Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg) are trying to formulate a plan to rescue ailing financial house Fortis, early reports suggest that this will cost over 11bn Euros.

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