Santander Corporate & Commercial is strengthening its support for local businesses and extending its presence in Scotland with the opening of a new Corporate Business Centre in Aberdeen.
The move is part of Santander’s strategic plan to grow its presence across the UK and demonstrates its commitment to the region’s businesses following steady growth to establish a local presence across Scotland.
Relationship bankers at the new Corporate Business Centre in Aberdeen, which is located at 17 Carden Place, will provide a bespoke relationship banking service to corporate and commercial customers with a turnover above £250,000. Customers will be offered a full range of banking services, including international trade, asset finance, invoice finance, deposits, treasury, merchant recruitment, cash management and supplier payments.
The 12-strong team in Aberdeen is led by Graham Silcock, Regional Director for Scotland, and includes Jamie Ritchie, Senior Relationship Director; Derek Busby, Large Corporate Relationship Director; Barry Gibson, Director, Real Estate; and Robert Brechin, Business Development Director. The team will continue to grow with two additional hires expected in the short term, including an International Trade Director to enhance local access to Santander’s global network and expertise.
Santander is focused on supporting businesses in Scotland and alongside the new Aberdeen office, it now has Corporate Business Centres in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Inverness with more than 80 staff. Santander has increased lending to businesses across the UK by an average of 20% per year over the last four years.
Graham Silcock, Regional Director for Scotland, Santander Corporate & Commercial, said: “Aberdeen has established itself as one of the most influential and innovative energy cities in the world through the success of its offshore oil and gas industry over the past 40 years. The energy sector continues to have an outstanding impact on Aberdeen and the wider economy and we are delighted to be able to support businesses across the region from our new Corporate Business Centre.
“We look forward to continuing to work with our existing customers in the region and helping new customers to grow and prosper.”
For further information on the range of services available from Santander Corporate & Commercial, business owners or finance directors can visit www.santandercb.co.uk or contact Robert Brechin on 01224 327518 to arrange a visit to the Corporate Business Centre in Aberdeen.
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Santander Corporate & Commercial provides dedicated relationship banking support to businesses with a turnover of more than £250,000. It is part of Santander UK, a leading financial services provider in the UK which offers a wide range of personal and commercial financial products and services. At 30 June 2014, Santander UK serves around 14 million active customers with c. 20,300 employees, almost 1,000 branches and 52 regional Corporate Business Centres. Santander UK is subject to the full supervision of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) in the UK. Santander UK plc customers are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the UK.
Banco Santander (SAN.MC, STD.N, BNC.LN) is a retail and commercial bank, based in Spain, with a presence in 10 main markets. Santander is the largest bank in the euro zone by market capitalization. Founded in 1857, Santander had EUR 1.34 trillion in managed funds, 107 million customers, 13,225 branches – more than any other international bank – and 183,648 employees at the close of June 2014. It is the largest financial group in Spain and Latin America. It also has significant positions in the United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, Poland and the northeast United States. In the first half of 2014, Santander registered EUR 2.756 billion in attributable profit, an increase of 22% from the same period of the previous year.
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