Company name: Santander UK
Santander Corporate & Commercial
100 Ludgate Hill
Telephone & Facsimile numbers:
0844 800 1111 (8am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday).
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website address: www.santandercb.co.uk
Contact name: Katherine Piedrahita
A different perspective
Whether a small family company or a global corporation, we approach every business as an individual relationship. We strive to understand your unique needs and to make banking straightforward, so you can focus on what is important to your business.
At Santander Corporate & Commercial, we appreciate you are looking for something different from your bank and finance providers. The complex nature of your business requires support from a bank that understands you and will deliver on its promises.
You know what you want your business to achieve - that’s the ambition that gets you up in the morning. You also know what’s stopping you from achieving it - a cash flow headache that’s strangling a sensible expansion plan, a great overseas opportunity but no established trading links or maybe a customer payments system that slows everything down for everyone in the chain.
Every business faces these types of obstacles, from time to time, but not every business bank takes the time to see them from your perspective.
Reaching growth potential
We know that British businesses want to grow, and that some of them have the ambition and the potential to grow on an international scale. Our research suggests that less than one in 10 (9%) UK SMEs currently export overseas. One in seven (14%) would like to trade internationally, but tell us they don’t know how to overcome the challenges of entering new markets.
Our customers use a variety of tools to identify markets and partners to reach new international markets. For example, our Breakthrough Programme takes fast-growth UK businesses on international trade missions, breaking down potential barriers and encouraging international growth.
Through Breakthrough, we also arrange business masterclasses at world leading companies, such as Google, McLaren, Innocent Drinks and Saatchi Masius; assistance with attracting and retaining top quality staff; and access to peer-to-peer events including hands on workshops and high profile conferences
Entreprenuerial businesses with the potential to grow rapidly often find it difficult to obtain the funding they require. They need finance in order to invest, but want to retain control of their business and not give up valuable equity. It is a difficult situation for any ambitious entrepreneur. Breakthrough Growth Capital was developed because we recognised that standard solutions don't always work for growing businesses.
We have made £200 million available in the form of growth capital loans, which are structured to minimise the impact on cash flow, whilst providing an effective alternative to private equity. To be eligible, businesses must be able to demonstrate strong growth in turnover, profits or employment over the past three years.
Another example of the ways we can help our customers reach new markets is our Trade Portal, an innovative database of trade information designed to help companies looking to trade overseas. With some unique features, our Trade Portal can help you reach business counterparts by accessing our directory of importers and exporters in key markets, identify potential export markets and source all the information you need to target that market effectively.
Dedicated personal support
When you choose to bank with Santander Corporate & Commercial, you will be supported by a dedicated Relationship Director who will take time to understand your business requirements and help you find the best banking and payments solutions for your business.
We have a range of products available to help you manage your day-to-day cash flow, purchase essential equipment, invest for growth and mitigate financial risks when trading in both domestic and international markets. All our products are designed to make your banking as seamless as possible so that you can concentrate on what matters to you – running your business.
A simple vision
We have a simple vision - to see banking your way, and to concentrate on how we can help you succeed.
We believe it is this simple vision that has prompted over 4,000 businesses to choose to bank with us in the last year alone.
And it’s thanks to this approach that we’re proud to say 4 out of 5 of our business customers would recommend us.
Underpinning this is the global strength of the Santander Group, with almost 14,000 branches – more than any other international bank – and 5 million business customers worldwide. So whether you’re an SME or a large corporate, we have the expertise and the reach to enable your business to expand and grow, and help you on your journey.
Simple, Personal, Fair - what a bank should be