At Santander Corporate & Commercial, we have a simple vision. We want to see banking through our customers’ eyes. And it starts with the question: what do our customers want?
Our customers have told us they want a relationship with people who take time to fully understand their business – and then propose bespoke solutions. They want a bank that can really help “move on the game” for them – whether this means expanding existing operations or making acquisitions.
In short, our customers have ambitions. We want to act as a catalyst and fuel these ambitions.
We do this, for instance, by continuing to actively lend, even in a tough economic environment. In 2012, we increased funding to SMEs by 18%, supporting more than 5,000 SMEs with £3.4 billion of new lending.
And to underpin this commitment to UK business, we have a growing team of relationship directors and product specialists. They are based locally, so they understand local business dynamics. When they meet our customers, our credit partners come along too. It is all part of understanding how we can give customers a solution that is tailored to their specific needs.
In addition, we have opened new centres across the region – because we know that easy access to our services is important to our customers.
We know that every business person out there has their own ambition. It’s what drives you – and us. Let us fuel your business ambition, and together we can achieve your goals.