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Tesco Personal Finance that was set up in 1997, as a joint venture between Tesco and the RBS. From a strategic perspective the TPF was established to draw on the Royal Bank of Scotland's financial expertise while using the Group's stores and online resources as a medium to recruit and cater financial services to the customers at low-cost…
This acquisition of Tesco over the 50% stake of RBS coming as a direct challenge for the high street financial institutions which currently are on the stormy side of the economic recession tide and presently are in-waiting for the bank charges decision by the High Court.
The acquisition will help Tesco to make its expansion from financial services that revolved around an assortment of popular financial services and products to full-fledged retail banking offering more preference, innovation and value to customers and better returns to its shareholders. It is a part of Tesco's strategy through which Tesco will be able to further enhance its growth in the services market sector that includes telecoms and internet/home shopping as well. According to Tesco's estimation for the year 2008, by taking the full ownership of the TPF, Tesco would be able to increase its annual profits to 1 billion from 240 million (News Release, 2008).
This acquisition clearly reflects that Tesco has identified considerable scope for further possible developments and advancements in the financial sector which is itself a very extensive and a dynamic sector. ...
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