• Bank will support Macmillan over three years on joint strategic initiatives to provide support to people affected by cancer
• Ambition of the partnership is to help Santander transform financial support for people with cancer, making money one less worry
Santander has chosen Macmillan Cancer Support as its new national Charity Partner for 2022-2024, following a selection process that included a vote by thousands of Santander employees across the UK.
Following a successful three-year partnership with Alzheimer’s Society that raised over £2million and created over 11,000 Dementia Friends, Santander will now focus on initiatives that will provide vital support for people living with cancer.
The ambition of the new partnership with Macmillan is to work together to improve financial inclusion and support for those affected by cancer who may struggle to cope with the financial challenges following diagnosis. The partnership will focus on helping remove barriers and creating pioneering new, innovative tools and services to better support customers and colleagues living with cancer.
Lynda Thomas, Chief Executive Officer at Macmillan Cancer Support, said: “Every day we hear from more and more people who are feeling the financial pressures that can come with a cancer diagnosis. Working with Santander will enable us to provide even greater support to people living with cancer when they need it most. I am so proud that we have won the staff vote to be Santander’s charity partner, and I look forward to working together to provide vital support to people during what can be a very difficult time for many.”
Mike Regnier, CEO of Santander UK, said: “At Santander we’re committed to helping our customers at the moments that matter. Working alongside charity partners has brought vital outside perspectives to how we think and operate so we’re delighted to be working with Macmillan over the next three years to help transform financial support for people affected by cancer and make money one less worry.”
In addition to developing new strategic initiatives, Santander has an ambition to raise over £1 million over the next three years which will go towards helping people affected by cancer.
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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. At 31 December 2021, the bank had around 19,200 employees and serves around 14 million active customers, via a nationwide branch network, telephone, mobile and online banking. 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’ eligible deposits 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 presence in 10 core markets in the Europe, North America and South America regions, and is one of the largest banks in the world by market capitalization. Its purpose is to help people and businesses prosper in a simple, personal and fair way. Santander is building a more responsible bank and has made a number of commitments to support this objective, including raising over €120 billion in green financing between 2019 and 2025, as well as financially empowering more than 10 million people over the same period. At the end of 2021, Banco Santander had €1.15 trillion in total funds, 153 million customers, of which 25.4 million are loyal and 47.4 million are digital, 9,900 branches and 197,000 employees.
About Macmillan Cancer Support
At Macmillan, we give people with cancer everything we’ve got. If you’re diagnosed, your worries are our worries. We will move mountains to help you live life as fully as you can. And we don’t stop there. We’re going all out to find ever better ways to help people with cancer, helping to bring forward the day when everyone gets life-transforming support from day one. For information support or just someone to talk to, call 0808 808 00 00 or visit macmillan.org.uk