Abbey is the sixth biggest bank and one of the largest providers of mortgages and savings in the UK.
Since 2004, Abbey has been part of the Santander Group, the seventh largest bank in the world by profit. The combination of the heritage and familiarity of the Abbey brand backed by the experience, expertise and systems of Santander is driving Abbey's plans to become the best bank in the UK.
The bank's focus on worldly things has helped make it one of the UK's biggest mortgage lenders. Although best known for its home loans and savings accounts, Abbey offers an array of services to rival the biggest UK banks. The company provides retail banking for consumers and businesses, wealth management, and brokerage services. Its operations include wealth management units James Hay Pension Trustees and Cater Allen (private banking), as well as Internet bank cahoot. Abbey has more than 700 branches throughout the UK.