Abbey Website 5.0

Abbey Website 5.0

September 26, 2004 in Information Architecture, Interactive Design, Portfolio

Rational were invited to manage the migration of the Abbey retail website to the Obtree C4 Content Management System.

This project brought many challenges, not least of which were ensuring that the site complied with the UK’s strict accessibility requirements.

Enhancements to the site navigation, layouts and functionality were introduced, including:

  • Re-categorisation of content and navigational structure
  • Web site integration with ebanking single sign-on facility
  • Secure on-line application forms for current accounts, mortgages and investments
  • Interactive elements such as interest calculators, a mortgage payment estimator and a product directory.

Our role was to provide Obtree knowledge, coding services and IA expertise during the development of the web site, which went live in December 2004.  Abbey were subsequently acquired by Banco Santander of Spain.


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