Santander was named ‘Business Bank of the Year’ for the third consecutive year, ‘Best Business Current Account Provider’, for the fifteenth time and Best International Solutions Provider’ at the annual Business Moneyfacts Awards last week.

These prestigious awards are testament to Santander’s commitment to help businesses prosper. Santander was also highly commended in the ‘Business Start-up Bank of the Year’, ‘Best Online Banking Provider’ and ‘Business Product Innovation of the Year’ for the Working Capital Loan.

Sue Douthwaite, Managing Director, Santander Business Banking, said: “This is not the first time the industry has recognised us for our commitment to helping businesses prosper. Our priority to build lasting relationships and taking the time to understand our customers’ banking needs differentiates us from others. I’m so proud of what our team has achieved and our outstanding proposition.”

Mark Collings, Head of International, Santander Corporate and Commercial said: “Winning these awards shows the strength of our overall value proposition for businesses, built on our relationship banking and global reach. It also highlights how we continue to help business to realise their potential and prosper internationally with an incredible level of support on offer. I am extremely pleased to see how our hard work and unique solutions are recognised by the industry.”

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Santander UK is a financial services provider in the UK that offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. It has brought real competition to the UK, through its innovative products for retail customers and relationship banking model for UK SMEs. At 31 December 2016, the bank serves around 14 million active customers with c20,000 employees and operates through 841 branches (which includes 60 university branches) and 67 regional Corporate Business Centres. Santander UK is subject to the full supervision of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in the UK. Santander UK plc customers are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the UK.

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Banco Santander (SAN.MC, STD.N, BNC.LN)
is a leading retail and commercial bank, based in Spain, with a meaningful market share in 10 core countries in Europe and the Americas. Santander is the largest bank in the euro zone by market capitalization and among the top banks on a global basis. Founded in 1857, Santander had EUR 1.51 trillion in managed funds, 13,000 branches and 194,000 employees at the close of 2015. In 2015, Santander made attributable profit of EUR 5,966 million, a 3% increase with respect to the previous year.

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