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Press releases 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

     

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  • 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.  

     

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    • 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

     

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    • 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

     

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  • 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.
     

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    • 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
       

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    • 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 

     

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  • 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.

     

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    • 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

     

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    • 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

     

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  • 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.

     

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    • 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

     

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  • 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.

     

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  • 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.

     

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  • 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’.

     

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  • 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. 

     

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  • 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.

     

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    • 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
       

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Press releases 2018

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