Friday April 10, 2020

Banking goes back to basics

Postbank, which has its branches in post offices all over the country, is using a straightforward approach to banking in order to take on its powerful competitors, writes Emma Kennedy

21st March, 2009

Many chief executives wax lyrical about having their finger firmly on the pulse of the company they control.

But for Margaret Sweeney, chief executive of Postbank, it’s more than just rhetoric. Every Friday morning at 10am, an open conference line is made available to Postbank’s 300 or so staff around the country. Up to 40 staff can log on to the system at once and Sweeney, a former chief executive of Aer Rianta, is on...

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