• Bank will support Alzheimer's Society over three years on joint strategic initiatives to improve lives of people affected by dementia
  • Ambition of partnership is to help Santander become the best digital dementia friendly bank

Santander has chosen Alzheimer's Society as its new national Charity Partner for 2019-2021, following a selection process which included a vote by thousands of Santander staff across the UK.

The focus of the partnership will be to work together to improve financial inclusion and help those within our communities who may struggle to cope with new technology, as well as employee fundraising activities and volunteering. The bank and charity will combine their respective areas of expertise, to establish joint strategic initiatives that will improve the quality of life of people affected by dementia. Santander’s aim is to become the best digital dementia friendly bank in the UK.

Jeremy Hughes, CEO of Alzheimer's Society, said: “We are extremely proud to be partnering with Santander and thrilled that so many colleagues have supported our cause during the staff vote. On behalf of all at Alzheimer’s Society, I would like to say a huge thank you for choosing to unite with us against dementia. Together, we will work to make sure people can live well with dementia, leading financially independent lives.”

Nathan Bostock, CEO of Santander UK, said: “Our ambition is to focus on the areas where, as a bank, we can make the biggest difference. We are delighted to be working with Alzheimer's Society to help vulnerable customers to be financially included and empowered. We look forward to working together over the course of the next three years.” 

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