- Abbey National is trying to do this by franchising its branches.
- Mark Weil, a consultant at Abbey National, thinks that banks need to restore a sense of entrepreneurship to the people who run their branches.
阿比国家银行顾问迈克 - 威尔认为各大银行应使他们分行的负责人重新拥有独立经营权。
- But when the Department of Trade and Industry ruled against the proposed takeover of Abbey National by Lloyds TSB last year, it signaled an end to large-scale consolidation.
- "You might get a gushing letter trying to sell a personal loan but then a cold reception in the branch," says Andrew People, head of retail banking at Abbey National.
阿比国家银行零售业务总管安德鲁 - 波普尔说：“你可能会收到一封热情洋溢的信，竭力向你推销个人贷款，但是你在分行却受到冷遇。”
- The queen was enthroned in an ancient abbey.