On Wednesday, 19th December 2018, Santander UK will officially open its newly designed and refurbished branch on 1 Great Darkgate St, Aberystwyth, SY23 1DE. 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.
To mark the opening of the new look branch, the local Salvation Army will have their coronet player perform Christmas music from 10:00am. There will also be a charity raffle to raise funds for the Salvation Army and tea, coffee and mince pies will be served throughout the day.
Work on the new branch design took five weeks to complete and facilities include digital workstations with tablets for online banking, Express Banking with a new ATM wall, counter services for more secure transactions as well as private interview rooms. Customers visiting the branch will be greeted in a reception area and directed to a range of tailored services depending on how they want to bank.
The branch employs seven staff and is managed by Ruth Galland-Evans who would like to say Nadolig Llawen to all customers and local residents.
Santander’s Head of Retail Distribution, Susan Allen said: “Banking is changing at a rapid pace and we wanted to create a branch that can accommodate the needs of all our local customers. That means combining traditional banking facilities and a focus on delivering great customer service with modern digital services including free Wi-Fi, customer tablets and digital ATMs.
“Santander branches are an important part of many communities and our investment in this branch reflects our commitment to Aberystwyth.”
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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 30 June 2018, the bank has c24,200 employees. It serves around 15 million active customers, via a nationwide branch network, telephone, mobile and online banking; and 64 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.
Banco Santander (SAN SM, STD US, BNC LN) is a leading retail and commercial bank, founded in 1857 and headquartered in Spain. It has a meaningful market share in 10 core markets in Europe and the Americas, and is the largest bank in the euro zone by market capitalization. At the end of June 2018, Banco Santander had EUR 981 billion in customer funds (deposits and mutual funds), 140 million customers, 13,500 branches and 200,000 employees. Banco Santander made attributable profit of EUR 3,752 million in the first half of 2018, an increase of 4% compared to the same period last year.
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