Santander UK's new branch in Regent’s Place was officially opened today by the bank’s CEO Nathan Bostock.

Mr Bostock, together with the Branch Director Sarah Hicks, cut a ribbon in front of the branch to welcome staff, customers and members of the public. Also in attendance were Javier San Felix, Deputy CEO and Head of Retail and Business Banking and Martin Bischoff, Managing Director of Santander Retail Distribution.

Martin Bischoff, said: "We're delighted to open this new branch which helps us meet our goals of providing an excellent level of service whilst increasing and deepening the relationships with our customers. We continue to support our community, the local economy and small businesses with the services we provide and we look forward to welcoming customers into the branch."

To celebrate the branch opening, the bank is running two exciting competitions in Regent’s Place on 8th-9th February; an exclusive Santander Cycles spinning class #SpintoWin where members of the public can race each other on static cycles, and a special digital game available on iPads in the square. There will be a range of prizes up for grabs including cash prizes of up to £500, available to collect from the branch where staff will also be handing out goodies to all visitors.

The new branch offers a range of state of the art customer services which include access to digital banking with free wifi for customers to use their own mobile devices as well as special customer tablets, two till positions, three digital ATMs inside the branch and three outside, four private interview rooms including a unique ‘floating’ pod, and a special reception area to meet, greet and direct customers as they enter, as well as fresh, modern décor throughout.


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Notes to Editors

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 1|2|3 products for retail customers and relationship banking model for UK SMEs. As at 31 December 2015, Santander UK was one of the most switched to banks. The bank serves more than 14 million active customers with c. 20,000 employees and operates through 857 branches and 70 regional Corporate Business Centres. Santander UK is subject to the full supervision of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and 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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