Apr
26
2018

Welsh Hearts has received £5,000 to fund the installation of defibrillators in public places across Wales. The aim in providing public access defibrillators is to support local communities in dramatically improving the chances of survival for a person who is having a heart attack.

Apr
25
2018

On 25th April 2018, Santander UK will officially open its newly designed and refurbished branch on 24 Market Street, Ashby de la Zouch.

Apr
18
2018
  • Santander Mortgages identifies three tribes of first-time buyer, each with a bold approach to saving for a property deposit
  • Alternatives: Over 40 per cent of first-time buyers turn to alternative finance to fund their deposit, including crowdfunding, selling raffle tickets and ‘bonds’
  • Boomerangers: More than a third (38 per cent) of first-time buyers opt to move back home for two years to save for a deposit, with a further 15 per cent willing to stay up to five years to save more
  • Minimalists: Almost two million Brits planning to buy a property are willing to switch nutritious meals for pot noodles in a desperate bid to save funds
Apr
16
2018

Citizens Advice Tunbridge Wells & District has received £5,000 to fund budgeting and money management sessions for vulnerable people in the area.

Apr
12
2018
  • As well as being faster, the service also shows customers the exact amount that will be received in the destination currency before they make the transfer. 
  • The new service, known as ‘Santander One Pay FX’, makes it possible for customers to complete international transfers on the same day in many cases or by the next day. 
  • It is now available for retail customers in Spain from their online banking app or Supernet, and UK, Brazil and Poland, with the bank expecting to roll the service out across more countries in the coming months. 
Apr
10
2018

The Great Commission Society has received £5,000 to fund a project that aims to provide help and support to vulnerable young people, improve self-esteem, and dissuade them from engaging in antisocial behaviour. Those benefiting from this project are students aged between 11 and 16 based in Liverpool.

Apr
05
2018
  • 72 per cent of parents say their children understand the importance of saving money to plan for the future
  • Almost a third (32 per cent) of parents wish they had been taught about saving by their parents
  • 41 per cent of money given to children is put into savings 
Apr
01
2018

Acorns Children’s Hospice has received £5,000 to fund support groups for young people with life limiting and life threatening conditions. The charity offers a holistic service to meet the specialist needs of both the children and young people and their families, including the bereaved.

Apr
01
2018
  • New report from Santander UK and EEF on the UK’s mechanical equipment industry concludes that growth will come from intelligent manufacturing, ‘4IR’ technologies, and renewable energy demand
  • Other near-term opportunities include upscaling the ‘after sales and service’ market, fulfilling demand from the global construction equipment industry, and new funding models such as leasing
  • Export opportunities key for the sector with over half the demand generated from overseas sales
Apr
01
2018

Oldham-based HTF Transport Ltd, a leading haulage and logistics firm, has expanded its fleet with the purchase of a truck-mounted Palfinger Crane following a significant asset finance facility with Santander Business Banking. The vehicle will allow HTF to support an increased number of clients with a broader range of transport solutions, in line with the company’s UK growth strategy.

Apr
01
2018

Santander Corporate & Commercial has appointed Mark Challis as a Director, Financial Sponsors team.

Apr
01
2018

Tamworth-based The Malted Waffle Company, the UK’s leading waffle machine and waffle-based food product manufacturer, has secured funding from Santander Business Banking to help it start to export into international markets including Europe and the United Arab Emirates. The business is looking to capitalise on the strong momentum it has in the UK to expand overseas and capture new growth opportunities.

Apr
01
2018

Nine of the UK's fast growth companies visited Chile and Argentina for a week-long trade mission in March organised by Santander UK. The firms, the majority from Cambridge and Anglia, undertook a series of exclusive meetings with buyers and distributors and attended events with a view to exporting to Chile, the UK's second-largest export destination in Latin America, and Argentina, which is focussed on improving trade relationships and removing barriers to increase exports and imports.

Apr
01
2018

Eleven of the Midlands’ aerospace cluster fastest -growing SMEs visited Rzeszow, Poland, for a trade mission from 16-19 April organised by Santander UK and the Midlands Aerospace Alliance.

Apr
01
2018

Golden Valley House Day Nurseries (“Golden Valley”), a family owned children’s nursery will be opening a third nursery and expanding to Bristol after receiving funding in excess of £1 million from Santander Business Banking.

Apr
01
2018

Northern College in Barnsley has received a grant of £5,000 to fund money management skills courses for adults with learning disabilities in the local area.

Apr
01
2018
  • Two thirds (65%) of firms are confident their businesses will grow over the next three years; more than a quarter (28%) are very confident 
  • The latest Santander Trade Barometer1 found greater confidence among firms that export: 66% compared to 61% for firms that are just focused on the UK 
  • More than half (52%) of firms that describe themselves as ‘international’ say their business has improved over the past year
Mar
14
2018
  • Santander launches ‘Scam Avoidance School’, aka SAS, for over 60s (O60s) at all 806 branches across the UK
  • Research1 shows 82% of O60s want more to be done to help them avoid scammers – Age UK stats2 suggest that 53 per cent of people aged 65+ have been targeted.
  • Former Strictly Head Judge, Len Goodman, 73, becomes the first graduate of the Scam Avoidance School
Mar
12
2018

The Featherstone Rovers Foundation has been awarded £5,000 to fund a Street Sport project. The scheme is designed to tackle anti-social behaviour by engaging young people in sporting activity and is aimed at specific areas in Featherstone and Pontefract

Mar
12
2018

Santander UK announces the launch of its new offer of up to £100 cashback on any of its investment products, including Santander Stocks and Shares ISA, between now and 15 June 2018. All 1|2|3 World, Select and Private customers can benefit from cashback of 0.5% (up to a maximum of £1001) on the total amount invested with Santander during the offer period.