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of Abbey House, Baker St, London, N.W.1. and National House, Moorgate, London, E.C.2.
1945 Joint Managing Directors were Sir Harold Bellman, and Bruce Wycherley.
1989 First building society to demutualise; incorporated and listed as a public company.
Several mergers and acquisitions followed demutualisation
2004 Acquired by Banco Santander
2008 Acquired Bradford and Bingley
2009 Acquired Alliance and Leicester
2010 Rebranded as Santander UK