25 July 2016

TSB Helps Brits Design Their Own Amazing Space In Partnership With Dulux

TSB today announces that it has partnered with Dulux to offer Brits a free online interior design service to help Home Improvement loan customers transform a room in their home.

The online interior design service, called Dulux Amazing Space, enables people to create an affordable, accessible living space - blending together elements of their personality, tastes and budget to create a room design that is unique to them.

From now until October 18 2016, customers taking out a TSB Home Improvement Loan will receive a free online interior design consultation with a Design Expert from Dulux Amazing Space, for one room in their home. They'll be asked to share their style preferences and pictures of the room they want to makeover, and a Dulux Design Expert will suggest designs, colour schemes and furniture and accessory ideas - based on the customer's preferences. At the end, they'll get a 3D visualisation of their room, a style guide plus an interactive shopping list - so they'll have everything they need to create their ideal room within their budget.

Nick Smith, Head of Personal Loans at TSB , says: "Our home improvement loan offers customers the money to renovate their home, but we wanted to add something extra to help them make the most of their borrowing. And that's why we've partnered with Dulux Amazing Space."

According to Dulux research, a whopping 59% of homeowners think they would not be able to afford the luxury of an interior designer, with over three quarters admitting they've decorated only once in the past five years, citing lack of money and time as the main reasons.

Raj Sahota, Head of Dulux Amazing Space , comments, "Amazing Space is unique in the way that it combines useful tech with real interior designers who provide personalised face to face advice to customers. This is unprecedented in the market and we are delighted to be partnering with TSB to offer this exciting service to borrowers who are about to embark on improving their home."

TSB currently offers 5-star Defaqto rated Home Improvement loans with rates from just 3.9% APR representative on loans of £7,500 to £25,000 from 1 - 5 years. The offer is available for customers who apply for a TSB personal loan and select 'home improvement' as the loan purpose.

Notes to editors

The promotion comprises one free Dulux Amazing Space Service for one room which includes a 30 minute online consultation, a personalised digital style guide, an interactive shopping list and a 3D visualisation and floor plan of the room. The promotion does not include any products or services recommended as part of the Dulux Amazing Space service.

The offer is available for customers who apply for a TSB personal loan and select 'home improvement' as the loan purpose, are approved for the loan between 18 July 2016 and 18 October 2016, draw down the funds within 30 days and do not cancel within the 14 days cooling off period.

A welcome letter will be sent to eligible customers within 28 days, containing a unique booking code.

Full terms and conditions, and more information, can be found here: http://www.tsb.co.uk/personal-loans/home-improvements/

Visit the Dulux Amazing Space website at www.designer.duluxamazingspace.co.uk

About TSB

TSB was built to bring more competition to British banking - to be a real challenger to the big banks and to deliver the kind of banking the people of Britain want. TSB only serves local customers and local businesses, to help fuel local economies, because communities thriving across Britain is a good thing for all of us.

We have a simple, straightforward and transparent banking model and make clear on our website how we operate and make money. We offer the products and services people tell us they want, with none of the funny stuff people normally associate with traditional banks.

Our 4.8 million customers, award winning mobile and digital banking, nationwide network of branches and 8,600 Partners mean we are big enough to make a difference, but small enough to be an agile challenger to the entire market.

For further information about TSB Bank plc, please visit our website www.tsb.co.uk .

About Dulux

Dulux is the UK consumer paint brand from AkzoNobel, a leading global paints and coatings manufacturer and a major producer of specialty chemicals. AkzoNobel supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability. With operations in more than 80 countries, our 50,000 people around the world are committed to delivering leading products and technologies to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing world.

AkzoNobel, the Dulux logo, and the Flourish are trademarks of the AkzoNobel Group of companies. AkzoNobel © AkzoNobel 2015.