Jan
27
2016
  • Macclesfield Talking Newspaper for the Blind has received £1,000 to fund new equipment so that more blind people in Macclesfield can access the news.
  • The donation was provided by the Santander Foundation which offers grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.
Jan
27
2016

Cotswold House has received £2,500 to improve the facilities and support it offers to homeless young women in Winsford.

Jan
27
2016

Felixstowe Opportunity Group has received £3,500 to fund learning sessions for children with special needs in Felixstowe.

The donation was provided by the Santander Foundation which offers grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.

Jan
26
2016

Rosa's Thai Cafe ("Rosa's"), the fast-growing London-headquartered restaurant chain, is to expand its portfolio of restaurants with the opening of three new sites across central London expected in 2016. The expansion follows a £1.8 million funding deal with Santander Corporate & Commercial.

Jan
25
2016

Chesterfield-based MSK Ingredients Ltd (“MSK”), one of the UK’s leading suppliers of specialist food ingredients and equipment, is to expand its product suite, invest in business process re-engineering and take on more staff following £750,000 in new funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial. The funding includes a £200,000 Growth Capital loan, which is aimed at fast-growth, ambitious UK businesses.

Jan
25
2016
  • Households estimate bills to be £2,528 per year when in reality they total £3,987
  • One in four bill payers have borrowed money or raided savings to cover bills in the last year
  • Santander's 1|2|3 Current Account can help reduce household bills by up to 3% and offers up to 3% interest on account balances
Jan
20
2016

Chesterfield-based West Bromwich-based CBS Packaging Group, one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of corrugated cardboard packaging, is set to purchase a new site in Benfleet, Essex, following £1.75 million in funding from Santander Corporate & Commercial. The move comes as the firm caters for record demand from its client base.

Jan
13
2016
  • ‘The Discovery Project’ will help build skills, grow knowledge and support innovation
  • New approach to Charity of the Year aligns fundraising with the flagship programme
  • New charity partnerships announced to expand reach
Jan
07
2016
  • Yorkshire based company Alpha Cars (North Yorkshire) Ltd, a local independent quality used car retailer and provider of vehicle repair and MOT services, is to continue to grow as a result of investment from Santander Corporate & Commercial, which has furnished the company with the opportunity to make a range of improvements to its premises and stock, leading to an increase in sales and demand.
Jan
06
2016

Heanor-based Four D Rubber Ltd, a manufacturer of latex rubber used for the medical, retail and leisure industries, is to expand into new markets and develop new products following a £3.2 million funding deal from Santander Corporate & Commercial. The firm is investing in enhanced manufacturing capabilities in the UK and Sri Lanka and accelerating its product development programme including new latex free ranges.

Jan
01
2016
  • Parents fined £5.6 million for unauthorised term-time holiday absences

  • Value of fines increased by 267 per cent between 2012/13 and 2014/15 academic years

  • Families face holiday premiums of up to 68 per cent in school holidays

  • 76 per cent of Brits say they have used money saving tactics to reduce the cost of their family holiday

  • Holidaymakers employ a range of money saving tactics; 1 in 10 admitting to not taking out insurance

  • Three quarters of Brits use online or mobile banking to regularly check finances at home, only one quarter track spending when away

Jan
01
2016

As part of Santander's commitment to the BBA Protocol on Branch Closures, we publish impact assessment on branches which fall within the Protocol. These can be found here.