The UK’s largest domestic lender – which has 50,000 of its 65,000 employees working from home because of the outbreak – temporarily shifted about 1,000 workers from Halifax, Lloyds and Bank of Scotland branches to customer service teams, in order to cope with a surge in demand in areas such as telephone banking and video chats during the outbreak. Lloyds Banking Group names Charlie Nunn as chief executive Read more The Guardian understands about 700 staff will be permanently moved, making it the largest tranche of Lloyds workers to ever be shifted into homeworking roles full-time. […] It also means staff will not have to live near one of Lloyds’ call centres in cities including Leeds, Liverpool or Belfast , in order to apply for any of the roles. […] NatWest has told employees that 50,000 of its roughly 60,000 staff will continue working from home until at least April, when it plans to allow for more flexible working. […] Staff will be able to formally apply for their preferred way of working, starting in early 2021.
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