Feb
21
2019

b:friend, a local charity which aims to combat loneliness, has received a £5,000 grant to fund courses to support elderly people in Doncaster who are socially isolated.  The charity will use the funds to run group ‘befriending’ sessions to bring people together, as well as digital skills workshops to improve elderly people’s online capabilities.

Feb
20
2019

High growth companies have ambitious international growth plans over the next 12 months, according to new research from Santander Corporate & Commercial1.

Feb
20
2019

From 20 February 2019, Santander is introducing a 12 month interest-free period on all purchases made using its Zero Credit Card. The card previously came with an industry standard 56 day interest-free period.

Feb
18
2019

From Monday 18 February, Santander UK customers who refer a friend to a range of the bank’s current accounts will receive a £50 Amazon.co.uk gift card for themselves and a second £50 Amazon.co.uk gift card for their friend 1.

Feb
16
2019
  • Santander launches innovative new Work Café concept in the UK
  • Work Café is a community hub offering state-of-the-art banking facilities, free co-working spaces and freshly-brewed artisan coffee
  • Concept was first developed by Santander in Chile and is now in six countries worldwide
Feb
05
2019

An innovative new £200 million funding platform for the UK’s SME house builders has been launched today by Santander Corporate & Commercial. Run in conjunction with private investment firm, Topland Group, the Residential Development Financing Platform will provide access to finance for residential developers with the aim of encouraging new housing developments in established communities.

Feb
01
2019

The organiser of Lisburn Foodbank, LCC Community Trust, has received a £5,000 grant to fund ‘Eat Well Spend Less’; a basic cookery and budgeting course for people in the greater Lisburn area who are living in food poverty.

Jan
23
2019

Santander has today announced plans to reshape its branch network and close 140 branches in response to changes in how customers are choosing to carry out their banking.

Jan
18
2019

Customers of Santander are set to benefit when the bank officially opens its flagship lounge for Santander Private Banking, Select and Business customers at 77, Piccadilly, London, W1J 8AY on 18th January 2019. In a first for Santander, the lounge will be a space dedicated to the banks’ new and existing Santander Private Banking, Select and Business customers, allowing them to access all the wealth solutions the bank offers in one place.

Jan
17
2019
  • 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.

Jan
15
2019

Santander has raised £3.2million for Age UK and Barnardo’s during its three-year partnership, exceeding its original £3million ambition.

Dec
19
2018
  • New data from Santander shows the real impact that overpaying even a modest amount can have on a customer’s mortgage.
  • Customers can overpay from as little as £10 a month which would save £1,146 in interest over the life of the average mortgage.
  • 97% of people who overpay on their mortgage use it to reduce their term and pay off their mortgage more quickly.
Dec
19
2018

Santander UK plc acknowledges the findings of the Financial Conduct Authority in its final notice dated 19 December 2018 and apologises to the families and beneficiaries of deceased customers affected by failings in its historical probate and bereavement processes.

Dec
11
2018

On the 30th November 2018, Santander UK will officially open its newly designed and refurbished branch on 140 Holton Road, Barry, CF63 4HH. 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.

Dec
11
2018
  • Small and mid-sized businesses have hired three times more people than larger businesses over the past five years
  • SMEs continue to be the main driver of record UK employment levels and could overtake large companies by 2030
  • Yet just a third (35%) of Generation Z and Millennials leaving full time education say they wish to work for an SME
Dec
11
2018

Flight Club, the London-based birthplace of Social Darts, has secured £5 million in Growth Capital funding from Santander Business Banking to help it open additional venues in London and the UK. Flight Club has two sites in London and one in Manchester. Its third site in London, supported with the funding from Santander, is due to open in Victoria on 30 November, complementing ones in Shoreditch and Bloomsbury.

Dec
01
2018

Horizons, a charity which teaches disadvantaged and disabled young people in Plymouth to sail, has received a £5,000 grant to fund the purchase of new sails, including mainsails, jibs with sun strips and spinnakers, for its sailing boats.

Dec
01
2018

Wetwheels Yorkshire, a charity offering boating experiences for those with disabilities, has received £5,000 to fund adventurous trips from Scarborough and Whitby. The trips will be aboard the charity’s new, specially adapted and fully accessible, power boat.

Dec
01
2018
  • UAE’s retail market worth $35 billion and expected to continue growing
  • Visitor numbers to Dubai are set to increase from 16 million in 2018 to 20 million in 2020
Dec
01
2018

On Wednesday, 19th December 2018, Santander UK will officially open its newly designed and refurbished branch on 1 Great Darkgate St, Aberystwyth, SY23 1DE. 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.