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Abbey National is planning to open banking outlets in about 20 Homebase DIY stores, with the first test branch opening in Liverpool this week.
Abbey National is to acquire Scottish Provident, the life assurer, for £1.8bn, but Scottish Provident's 38% stake in Aberdeen Asset Management will be sold off before the deal is completed.
Abbey National is paying £347m to acquire three businesses from National Westminster - Lombard Motor Finance, Lombard Tricity Finance and Lombard Business Equipment Leasing.
Abbey National has acquired TSB Factors, the factoring and invoice discounting business, from Lloyds TSB for undisclosed terms and will rename it First National Invoice Finance.
Abbey National is to acquire Cater Allen, the private banking group, for £191m in order to boost its offshore banking and treasury services divisions.
Abbey National has acquired Elton Holdings, the contract car leasing concern, for £9.9m.
Abbey National is acquiring Wagon Finance, the used car financing business, from United News & Media for £121m.
Abbey National has sold the commercial property agents, J Trevor & Webster, to a management buy-out.