“We’re passionate about helping ambitious businesses to succeed. Building long-lasting relationships with SMEs runs deep in our heritage. We’ve come to know and understand the needs of our customers, which has helped us to appreciate the challenges they face and the support they need to overcome them. Let us help your business break through.”
Santander will provide you with a dedicated Relationship Director who will be part of your team and work with you.
Depending on the size, nature and geography of your business they can work with you by region or by sector.
Santander will deliver tailor-made solutions using all of their knowledge, experience and sector and product expertise to help you drive your business forward.
In addition, to providing all the usual banking facilities, Santander sets itself apart from the competition by providing access to all parts of the Breakthrough programme which is summarised below:
Knowledge – Meet British business legends face to face and soak up their expertise at exclusive events such as Masterclasses, SME Live Summits and Workshops.
Talent – Support to find and keep the best talent, including our funded placement programme with our university network to match bright, highly motivated graduates and undergraduates with the skills you’re after, through 2000 internships.
International – Santander hold tailored meetings/ virtual trade missions/ meet the buyer events and seminars to learn about overseas markets, sector specific and build contacts to develop your business. Access to the award winning, free Trade Portal which will allow you to identify the right markets with the highest demand and growth for your products, find potential business partners (suppliers or customers) and access a wealth of practical knowledge.
Join the Santander Trade Club bringing together over five million business clients from across the Santander Group, helping you establish import and export links through a community of like-minded ambitious entrepreneurs.
They have an International Helpdesk in 14 countries offering you country-specific banking products and services, information and support – helping you enter your target market.
Through Santanders Global Alliances they can connect you to dynamic economies such as the Middle East, India, China and Japan.
Connections – Their regional round table events bring together local businesses for lively discussions and debates around sector, regional and financial issues.
Finance – Growth Capital is Santanders innovative and flexible form of finance that can help your business reach its potential without giving up control or significant equity (subject to criteria).