Read the latest Santander news articles and press releases that are relevant to your business sector.

Britain’s businesses are increasingly global in their international aspirations, new research from the Santander Trade Barometer reveals, with many scouring far-flung markets for the most exciting opportunities to expand. Despite short-term headwinds such as Brexit and slowing global growth, the 2019 edition of the Trade Barometer suggests businesses still have highly ambitious export strategies.

The most successful businesses are ambitious in their investments, from talent acquisition and product development to new technology and overseas markets. But our Trade Barometer indicates there has been a worrying decline in business investment across all sectors of the UK economy over the past 12 months.

Britain’s businesses will need to resolve a serious skills shortage if their ambitions for expansion, both at home and abroad, are to be achieved. This is the warning from our latest Trade Barometer research. And while these problems can be managed, the study also suggests the cumulative effect of concerns over Brexit, as well as other headwinds, has made it more difficult to confront the skills gap.

Watch highlights of the launch:

At the official launch of the Trade Club Alliance, high profile industry figures and subject matter experts were invited to learn more about the new global network. See how we're helping businesses to grow and increase international trade.


Over 100 manufacturing executives, trade bodies, government representatives, and senior industry stakeholders attended an inspirational day to help the sector prosper.

Joe Hepworth, CEO at British Centre for Business, discusses recent significant developments in UAE of interest to UK businesses, with commentary from Santander’s UAE Country Manager, Monika Gajek.


Protecting your money - Financial Services Compensation Scheme (Opens in a new window)