In an experiment that blends the unorthodox with the analytical, we’ve asked artificial intelligence to imagine a world where every UK bank is personified as a different breed of dog.

You might ask, ‘Why on Earth would we do that?’ However, like a game of fetch in the park, there’s more than meets the eye.

Just as dog breeds have distinct traits, characteristics, and behaviours, so too do our beloved UK banks. Through the eyes of AI, this imaginative exploration is not just a whimsical pairing of banks and barks but rather a novel approach to understanding the unique offerings of each bank, their loyal steadfastness or their relentless pursuit of innovation.

Much like our four-legged friends, the best bank acccounts also come in different shapes and sizes, each with its own strengths and weaknesses.

HSBC – Golden Retriever

Barclays – Labrador

Starling – Jack Russell

Monzo – Border Terrier

Natwest – Boxer

M&S Bank – Bichon Frisé

Tide – Portuguese Water Dog

Virgin Money – Cocker Spaniel

Lloyds Bank – Not a Dog

Revolut – Siberian Husky

Tesco Bank – Beagle

Kroo – Australian Sheperd

Standard Chartered – Bloodhound

Santander – Greyhound

TSB – Newfoundland

Zopa – Saluki

Co-Operative Bank – Saint-Bernard

Clydesdale – Scottish Terrier

Nationwide – Collie

Metro Bank – Dalmatian

Coutts – Corgi

J.P Morgan – German Shepherd

And there you have it – a rather unique kennel of UK banks, as depicted by our faithful friend, artificial intelligence.

Whether it was the steadfast loyalty of the Labrador, the swift agility of the Greyhound, or the unparalleled intelligence of the Border Collie, we hope this fun and enlightening exploration has given you a fresh perspective on our banks.


We used ChatGPT to creatively pair banks and dog breeds and Midjourney for the imagery. The piece is intended for entertainment purposes only and does not constitute financial or legal advice, and should not be interpreted as such.