Nov
12
2019

British entrepreneurs and companies are lagging behind their global competitors when it comes to creating and securing their inventions, with an 8% drop in patents granted domestically in 2018 versus an increase in global (2%) and European patents (20%) granted.

Oct
22
2019

Santander UK has today announced a range of new mortgage rates including its lowest ever five-year fixed rate deal at 1.49%. The new rates will be available in branch, by telephone, online and through brokers from Tuesday 22 October 2019.

Oct
15
2019

Santander UK brought a fresh approach to fighting fraud to a workshop at Barnardo’s Employment, Training and Skills Service (ETS) specifically targeted at young adults from Bradford who are supported by the children’s charity.

Oct
07
2019

On Wednesday 9 October 2019, Santander UK will officially open its newly refurbished branch at 18a High Street, Wickford, SS12 9AZ. It is the latest of Santander’s branches to be re-designed as part of a programme to deliver even better customer service and community-friendly banking.

Oct
04
2019

Glasgow-based audio-visual integration specialist SSUK, has secured new international and local customers following a six-figure finance package from Santander UK.

Oct
01
2019

On Wednesday 2 October 2019, Santander UK will hold a community day for local residents at its newly refurbished branch at 60 High Street, Redcar, TS10 3DR. It is the latest of Santander’s branches to be re-designed as part of a programme to deliver even better customer service and community-friendly banking.

Oct
01
2019

On Friday 11 October 2019, Santander UK will officially open its new branch at 11 Delamere Street, Crewe, CW1 2HR following a move from its previous site at Victoria Street earlier in the year. The new branch has been designed to deliver even better customer service and community-friendly banking. 

Oct
01
2019
  • Winners of the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards 2019 unveiled
  • Cosi Care from Brunel University London and Scribeless from University of Bristol win top prizes of £25,000 funding
Oct
01
2019
  • Santander ranked in the Top 20 in the index for UK employers who have taken the most action to improve social mobility in the workplace
Oct
01
2019
  • Global launch of all-new digital platform to help businesses trade globally
  • Fourteen partner banks to become signatories of the initial founder
  • The digital platform is expected to host more than a million businesses worldwide by 2022
Sep
30
2019
  • Over a third of businesses have made no plans for Brexit, rising to 54% among businesses trading solely in the UK
  • In response to Brexit, 46% of businesses are planning to reduce costs and a third to reduce headcount and increase prices. A fifth of businesses plan zero investment in the year ahead
  • Four in ten businesses plan to increase trade with countries outside the EU – with the US, China and Australia topping businesses’ wish list for trade deals
Sep
24
2019
  • Cheltenham-based Cotswold Collections has secured £2 million funding package from Santander UK
  • Funding will be used to invest marketing and to assist with establishing the brand  in new territories across US and Europe
  • The funding should assist with up to 15 new jobs opportunities across the next three years
Sep
19
2019

Sutton Coldfield-based Groomfield Recruitment is poised for significant growth as it secures new funding to diversify its offering. The recruitment agency took advantage of the Business Banking Switch (BBS), securing a £25,000 incentive funding as well as a £1.2 million invoice finance package from Santander UK.

Sep
18
2019
  • New research1 reveals nearly six in ten aspiring homeowners think they would be able to borrow up to ten times their income for their mortgage 
  • Three quarters mistakenly believe LTV stands for “Long Term Value” and refers to expected house price increases over time
  • Three in five think “exchange” is when you hand over keys on moving day and 43 per cent expect to get any fees already paid refunded if a chain collapses
  • Recent new homeowner and Jungle Queen Georgia “Toff” Toffolo shares the top things she wishes she’d known before buying her first home
Sep
12
2019

Versatile Accountancy Services Ltd, an accountancy practice in Littleborough, Lancashire, has secured a funding package from Santander Business Banking to purchase premises. The move will allow the firm to increase in size and expand with two new hires and internal promotions.

Sep
11
2019

Manchester based communications software provider Invosys has secured a £6.3 million funding package from Santander UK as part of its ambitious growth plans.

Sep
09
2019

On Tuesday 10 September 2019, Santander UK will officially open its newly refurbished branch at 4 St Chads Parade, Kirkby, L32 8ZQ. It is the latest of Santander’s branches to be re-designed as part of a programme to deliver even better customer service and community-friendly banking.

Sep
04
2019
  • Santander and reformed fraudster Tony Sales uncover the social media hashtags designed to lure people into becoming money mules
  • New research1 from Santander reveals that almost a quarter (23%) of adults would be tempted to click on a money mule recruitment post, while one in four (24%) under 25s admit to having previously engaged with such a post
  • One in ten Brits (10%) have been directly approached on social media by a fraudster wanting to use them as a money mule - with 18% of those confessing to have gone ahead with the transaction
Sep
01
2019
  • Annual output worth £192 billion to the economy overall
  • Exports to EU more than double the value of those to the US
  • Manufacturing still in the driving seat when it comes to exports and R&D
  • World’s 10th largest exporter and 7th largest for trade
  • Average pay in manufacturing remains significantly higher than services and economy overall
  • UK remains in top ten manufacturing nations at ninth place
Aug
30
2019

(FCA COMPLAINTS DATA – 1 January – 30 June 2019)

Figures published today by Santander UK show there were 172,332 complaints received by the bank between 1 January and 30 June 2019.