Aug
25
2019
  • Only lender to offer first-time buyers a free home condition report worth over £500
  • HomeFact condition report offered on selected 2-year and 5-year fixed rate first-time buyer products, with rates starting from 1.39 per cent
  • Available exclusively in branch and across telephone channels
Aug
23
2019
  • Sales of UK manufactured fruit and vegetable juice surge 17% year-on-year while beer sales fall 16%
  • Food industry remains the largest UK manufacturing sector, contributing £71.8bn in sales overall
  • Sales of UK manufactured goods hit a record £390.1 billion, up 2% year-on-year
Aug
22
2019

On Thursday 22nd August 2019, Santander UK will officially open its newly refurbished branch at 9 Folly Hall Road, Wibsey, BD6 1UL. 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.  

Aug
21
2019
  • House price premium paid for living close to a top 100 state secondary school in England has dropped by £32,100 in the last year amid property market slowdown
  • More than one in four (26%) parents would be happy to pay a premium for a house in a good school catchment area
  • 22 per cent of parents start thinking about their child’s school as soon as they are born, while seven per cent consider schooling when they first start planning a family
Aug
15
2019

Banco Santander and Credit Agricole today announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop clients (SMEs and Midcaps) mutual referral, thanks to the strong correlation of their domestic and international networks. The MOU was signed by Fernando Lardies, Global Trade Services Lead on behalf of the Santander Group and Didier Gaffinel, Head of Global Coverage & Investment Banking Crédit Agricole CIB, for Crédit Agricole Group.

Aug
15
2019

Santander is set to open its first Midlands-based lounge for its Private Banking, Select and Business customers at Unit 6, Caxton Gate, Corporation Street, Birmingham B2 4LP on 19 July 2019. The dedicated area will provide the bank’s new and existing Private Banking, Select and Business customers, with access to all its wealth solutions in one convenient place. It is the second of Santander’s Private Banking lounges to open in the UK and underlines the bank’s commitment to customers in the local community.

Aug
05
2019
  • Research from Santander shows today’s student is more likely to spend money on going out for brunch than pot noodles1
  • One in five students are teetotal and over half have a gym membership (56%)
  • To finance their spending 40% have term time jobs and over a third rely on money from family
Aug
05
2019

Almost three quarters (70%) of high-growth businesses in the UK are confident in their ability to handle the impacts of Brexit, compared to just half (49%) of lower-growth businesses, according to latest Trailblazers survey commissioned by Santander1.
 

Aug
01
2019

Cardiff based Engineered Performance Coatings is targeting international growth and hiring new staff after receiving a £1.5 million funding package from Santander Business Banking.

Aug
01
2019
  • Santander partners with National Numeracy over three years with a focus on strategic activity to help tackle financial inclusion in the UK
  • Bank to provide £200,000 donation each year to help raise awareness of the importance of numeracy across the country
  • 40 per cent of Brits – 20.4 million – don’t feel fully confident with everyday budgeting and money management 
Jul
31
2019
  • New research from Santander Mortgages reveals the homeownership dream is at risk of dying for all but the wealthiest young buyers over the next decade unless urgent action is taken by Government and industry
  • Santander forecasts that by 2026 just a quarter of under 34s will own a home – down from half in 20061
  • Largest ever study of potential first-time buyers finds 91% still aspire to own a home, but 70% believe the homeownership dream is over for young people2
  • 73% believe the Government should do more to help first-time buyers
Jul
29
2019
  • Celebrities who ‘overshare’ on social media could be putting impressionable followers at risk of being scammed or defrauded
  • New research by Santander reveals 40%1 of under 25s are influenced by what celebrities post online, with one in three (33%) admitting they have used an actual celebrity post to inspire their own content
  • 87% of under 25s confess to having shared personal details on Instagram that could leave them at risk of scams, with one in ten (10%) admitting they have both shared the name of a pet on Instagram and used it as a password 
Jul
24
2019

On Thursday 24th July 2019, Santander UK will officially open its newly refurbished branch at 30 High Street, Grays, Essex, RM17 6LU. 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.

Jul
19
2019
  • Thousands of SMEs in the North of England, from start-up to international exporters, will be supported by Santander over the next five years
  • The commitment comes as Santander opens its first ever Work Café in the UK in Leeds
  • As part of the partnership, Santander will be placing 5,000 interns with businesses in the North over the next five years through its Santander Universities programme
Jul
19
2019

On Friday 19th July 2019, Santander UK will officially open its new branch on 6 Caxton Gate, Corporation Street, Birmingham, B2 4LP. It is the latest of Santander’s branches to be opened as part of a programme to deliver even better customer service and community-friendly banking.

Jul
11
2019

Underlining its commitment to educating customers about scams and fraud, Santander has teamed up with Kurupt FM from BAFTA-winning BBC TV show People Just Do Nothing to launch its latest fraud awareness campaign, ‘MC Grindah’s Deadliest Dupes’.

Jul
10
2019

Santander UK today announced the appointment of Duke Dayal as Chief Financial Officer.

Currently CFO of Santander Holdings USA and President and CEO for Santander Bank NA, Duke has over 30 years’ experience in a range of global financial roles across banking, private equity and consumer brands. 

Jul
04
2019

Extran Medica, the Daventry based specialist courier for the medical industry, has purchased eight additional vehicles and moved to larger premises, after receiving a funding package worth £1.45 million from Santander Business Banking.

Jul
01
2019
  • Santander Universities launches inaugural STEMships programme dedicated to supporting aspiring women engineers
  • Jenson Button joined Santander UK CEO Nathan Bostock at the 2019 Formula Student global competition at Silverstone to announce the first-ever STEMship beneficiaries
  • Two-year engineering support initiative aims to address the lack of diversity within the UK engineering industry
Jul
01
2019
  • Finalists of the 2019 Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards announced
  • Top prize of £25,000 up for grabs at the national final in London this October
  • Two winning businesses will be provided with a fully funded Santander intern and bespoke mentoring from business experts
  • Santander Startup Programme supporting over 150 student businesses