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19 Jun 19
Assassins Creed Assailant

After finishing historical analyses of all the main games of the AC games up to ORIGINS, obviously next on the list was Odyssey. But I've delayed exploring this. There are three reasons: The Peloponnesian War and the entire history and period leading to it is stuff I am not familiar with in depth. So I […]

19 Jun 19
The road to Elle

Prompt: Summer reading time! What books do you plan to read this summer? It might be warming up in the Northern Hemisphere, but down here, it’s getting colder every day. I recently bought a new duvet cover that’s a sort of faux fur, and it’s warm and snuggly. While summer is awesome, winter is actually […]

19 Jun 19
ESET Ireland

Locked out and out of luck? The photo-sharing platform is trialing new methods to reunite you with your lost account. Instagram is testing out a new, in-app process for users to regain access to accounts overtaken by cybercriminals. In recent years, the site has been grappling with a growing problem of successful account-takeover attempts, including […]

19 Jun 19
Arcynewsy

Belle Gibson Belle Gibson outside the Federal Court of Melbourne.Credit:Darrian Traynor The 26-year-old Australian has amassed hundreds of thousands of followers, written a book and launched an app based on his claims of having cured his multi-site cancer without drugs, using diet and alternative therapies. He also said that a large chunk of his income […]

19 Jun 19
The Sun
CLYDESDALE and Yorkshire Banks will disappear from the high street over the next two years and will be rebranded as Virgin Money as part of a £1.7billion takeover. The merger will bring 2.8million Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank customers and 3.8million Virgin Money users together under one brand making it Britain’s sixth largest bank. Yorkshire and Clydesdale Banks have been around for 175 years Combined, the new group will have a total of 233 branches – 169 CYBG and 74 Virgin Money stores. Virgin Money acquired CYBG last October when it announced 1,500 job losses that it claimed would save £150million a year. But now, it’s pledged to save another £50million annually which could lead to more potential job losses. The Sun understands that the terms and conditions of accounts held by existing customers won’t change and no one will be moved onto new products. The brand will disappear from the high street by 2021 “Savings and mortgage products may change in the future,” a spokesman said, “in the same way all banks and building societies change products to reflect the market. “But nothing will change for existing customers and Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank products that were around yesterday won’t be removed today as a result of the merger.” As part of the rebrand, Virgin Money will launch its first ever current account by the end of the year and one for businesses in the first half of 2020. Any new products launched by Virgin Money will be available for new and existing CYBG customers. It hopes to have rebranded the entire business by 2021, starting with group’s digital brand B and Yorkshire Bank later this year, while Clydesdale’s name will change in 2020. Virgin Money took over the banking group last year The merger will bring an end to more than 175 years of the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank brands. CYBG chief executive David Duffy said: “Both brands are a by-word for reliability and trust and we understand the emotional attachment customers and local communities have towards them. “The decision to retire brand names with such long and proud histories is not an easy one.” He added: “Marrying the values and expertise of these heritage brands with the Virgin Money brand will allow us to realise efficiencies and grow our business throughout the UK.” The group also outlined targets from the Virgin Money deal, confirming that it’s aiming to boost its share of the personal current account market by around 40 per cent. Mr Duffy said: “Despite the ongoing Brexit headwinds and continued competitive pressures, the strength of the combination gives us every confidence we will deliver on our targets.” [article-rail-topic title=”Latest in banking” term_id=”414″ posts_number=”6″ /] Virgin Money was created by Richard Branson back in 2011 when it bought the remaining shares of Northern Rock after it went bust in 2008. Previous reports suggest that Branson will be paid £15million a year for the bank to trade under the name. Yesterday, we reported how Virgin Money has rolled out a top balance transfer card and if you’re accept then you’re guaranteed an interest-free period of 29 months. We pay for your stories! Do you have a story for The Sun Online Money team? Email us at money@the-sun.co.uk
19 Jun 19
The Scottish Sun
CLYDESDALE and Yorkshire Banks will disappear from the high street over the next two years and will be rebranded as Virgin Money as part of a £1.7billion takeover. The merger will bring 2.8million Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank customers and 3.8million Virgin Money users together under one brand making it Britain’s sixth largest bank. Yorkshire and Clydesdale Banks have been around for 175 years Combined, the new group will have a total of 233 branches – 169 CYBG and 74 Virgin Money stores. Virgin Money acquired CYBG last October when it announced 1,500 job losses that it claimed would save £150million a year. But now, it’s pledged to save another £50million annually which could lead to more potential job losses. The Sun understands that the terms and conditions of accounts held by existing customers won’t change and no one will be moved onto new products. The brand will disappear from the high street by 2021 “Savings and mortgage products may change in the future,” a spokesman said, “in the same way all banks and building societies change products to reflect the market. “But nothing will change for existing customers and Yorkshire and Clydesdale Bank products that were around yesterday won’t be removed today as a result of the merger.” As part of the rebrand, Virgin Money will launch its first ever current account by the end of the year and one for businesses in the first half of 2020. Any new products launched by Virgin Money will be available for new and existing CYBG customers. It hopes to have rebranded the entire business by 2021, starting with group’s digital brand B and Yorkshire Bank later this year, while Clydesdale’s name will change in 2020. Virgin Money took over the banking group last year The merger will bring an end to more than 175 years of the Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank brands. CYBG chief executive David Duffy said: “Both brands are a by-word for reliability and trust and we understand the emotional attachment customers and local communities have towards them. “The decision to retire brand names with such long and proud histories is not an easy one.” He added: “Marrying the values and expertise of these heritage brands with the Virgin Money brand will allow us to realise efficiencies and grow our business throughout the UK.” The group also outlined targets from the Virgin Money deal, confirming that it’s aiming to boost its share of the personal current account market by around 40 per cent. [article-rail-topic title=”Latest in banking” term_id=”414″ posts_number=”6″ /] Mr Duffy said: “Despite the ongoing Brexit headwinds and continued competitive pressures, the strength of the combination gives us every confidence we will deliver on our targets.” Virgin Money was created by Richard Branson back in 2011 when it bought the remaining shares of Northern Rock after it went bust in 2008. Previous reports suggest that Branson will be paid £15million a year for the bank to trade under the name. We pay for your stories and videos! Do you have a story or video for The Scottish Sun? Email us at scoop@the-sun.co.uk or call 0141 420 5200
19 Jun 19
Gaming Blog

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19 Jun 19
Chris Travel Blog

Take the road less travelled and discover 5 of the Cotswolds hidden gems that the tourists haven’t yet discovered. Defined by its sleepy honey-hued villages and bucolic rolling green hills grazed by sheep, the Cotswolds attracts many to its idyllic country setting, offering the perfect haven to get away from it all. Naturally, with some […]

19 Jun 19
Kalkine Media

It is well known that cannabinoids stocks like THC & CBD are gaining traction among investors. The growing number of clinical trials in the healthcare space also depict the pace at which the industry is marching ahead. It would be quite biased, if the industry overlooks the other areas where cannabis could bring breakthrough or […]