Purrplexing: Halifax faces questions over decision to give "dodgy", "high-risk borrower" Top Cat a mortgage loan

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Halifax said: said: "No other bank could run this campaign." (Source: Halifax)

Halifax's latest advert has left some purrplexed.

The bank has been teased over its decision to make Top Cat the star of a mortgage advert.

In the clip, the gangster cat is approved a loan in a branch of Halifax.

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But some on social media have questioned the wisdom of dealing with the feline.

Some judgmental tweeters have branded Top Cat as "dodgy", a "high risk borrower" and having "no source of income".


Halifax has defended the advert.

A spokesman said: "No other bank could run this campaign.

"It reflects our personality and is a real celebration of how our friendly and down to earth colleagues support everyone – showing Halifax as the uniquely human face of banking."


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