The video montage that opened the Personal Finance Media Awards last week drew chuckles from the hacks gathered at the Bafta building on London’s Piccadilly.

The event – in which features editor Lauren MacGillivray was named runner-up in the trade newcomer journalist of the year category – was previously known as the Bradford & Bingley awards.

But the name change, plus the video plugging Santander as if it were a new boy band, reminded everyone how times have changed. It was just two months ago that B&B had to be nationalised and Abbey, which is owned by Santander of Spain, bought its savings business and branches.