Oct
01
2019
  • Santander ranked in the Top 20 in the index for UK employers who have taken the most action to improve social mobility in the workplace
Oct
01
2019
  • Global launch of all-new digital platform to help businesses trade globally
  • Fourteen partner banks to become signatories of the initial founder
  • The digital platform is expected to host more than a million businesses worldwide by 2022
Oct
01
2019

On Wednesday 2 October 2019, Santander UK will hold a community day for local residents at its newly refurbished branch at 60 High Street, Redcar, TS10 3DR. 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.

Oct
01
2019
  • Winners of the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards 2019 unveiled
  • Cosi Care from Brunel University London and Scribeless from University of Bristol win top prizes of £25,000 funding
Sep
30
2019
  • Over a third of businesses have made no plans for Brexit, rising to 54% among businesses trading solely in the UK
  • In response to Brexit, 46% of businesses are planning to reduce costs and a third to reduce headcount and increase prices. A fifth of businesses plan zero investment in the year ahead
  • Four in ten businesses plan to increase trade with countries outside the EU – with the US, China and Australia topping businesses’ wish list for trade deals
Sep
24
2019
  • Cheltenham-based Cotswold Collections has secured £2 million funding package from Santander UK
  • Funding will be used to invest marketing and to assist with establishing the brand  in new territories across US and Europe
  • The funding should assist with up to 15 new jobs opportunities across the next three years
Sep
19
2019

Sutton Coldfield-based Groomfield Recruitment is poised for significant growth as it secures new funding to diversify its offering. The recruitment agency took advantage of the Business Banking Switch (BBS), securing a £25,000 incentive funding as well as a £1.2 million invoice finance package from Santander UK.

Sep
18
2019
  • New research1 reveals nearly six in ten aspiring homeowners think they would be able to borrow up to ten times their income for their mortgage 
  • Three quarters mistakenly believe LTV stands for “Long Term Value” and refers to expected house price increases over time
  • Three in five think “exchange” is when you hand over keys on moving day and 43 per cent expect to get any fees already paid refunded if a chain collapses
  • Recent new homeowner and Jungle Queen Georgia “Toff” Toffolo shares the top things she wishes she’d known before buying her first home
Sep
12
2019

Versatile Accountancy Services Ltd, an accountancy practice in Littleborough, Lancashire, has secured a funding package from Santander Business Banking to purchase premises. The move will allow the firm to increase in size and expand with two new hires and internal promotions.

Sep
11
2019

Manchester based communications software provider Invosys has secured a £6.3 million funding package from Santander UK as part of its ambitious growth plans.

Sep
09
2019

On Tuesday 10 September 2019, Santander UK will officially open its newly refurbished branch at 4 St Chads Parade, Kirkby, L32 8ZQ. 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.

Sep
04
2019
  • Santander and reformed fraudster Tony Sales uncover the social media hashtags designed to lure people into becoming money mules
  • New research1 from Santander reveals that almost a quarter (23%) of adults would be tempted to click on a money mule recruitment post, while one in four (24%) under 25s admit to having previously engaged with such a post
  • One in ten Brits (10%) have been directly approached on social media by a fraudster wanting to use them as a money mule - with 18% of those confessing to have gone ahead with the transaction
Sep
01
2019
  • Annual output worth £192 billion to the economy overall
  • Exports to EU more than double the value of those to the US
  • Manufacturing still in the driving seat when it comes to exports and R&D
  • World’s 10th largest exporter and 7th largest for trade
  • Average pay in manufacturing remains significantly higher than services and economy overall
  • UK remains in top ten manufacturing nations at ninth place
Aug
30
2019

(FCA COMPLAINTS DATA – 1 January – 30 June 2019)

Figures published today by Santander UK show there were 172,332 complaints received by the bank between 1 January and 30 June 2019.

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

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
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.