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New Belfast Centre to Boost Business Support in Northern Ireland

Santander Corporate & Commercial is strengthening its support for local businesses and extending its presence in Northern Ireland with the opening of a new Corporate Business Centre located at Imperial House, Donegall Square East, Belfast.

Santander Corporate & Commercial is strengthening its support for local businesses and extending its presence in Northern Ireland with the opening of a new Corporate Business Centre.

The move is part of Santander’s strategic plan to grow its presence across the UK and demonstrates its commitment supporting businesses in Northern Ireland. The opening follows significant growth by the Corporate and Commercial Banking team in Northern Ireland.

Relationship bankers at the new Corporate Business Centre in Belfast will continue to provide a bespoke relationship banking service to corporate and commercial customers with turnover above £250,000. Customers will be offered a full range of banking services, including international trade, asset finance, invoice finance, deposits, treasury, merchant services, cash management, real estate, supplier payments and term facilities.

The 16-strong team in Belfast is led by Peter Torrens, Regional Director for Northern Ireland. Alongside the new Belfast office, last year Santander opened a second Corporate Business Centre in Londonderry. Santander has increased lending to businesses across the UK by an average of 20% per year over the last four years.

Peter Torrens, Regional Director for Northern Ireland, Santander Corporate & Commercial, said: “We have more than doubled the Corporate team in the last 18 months, and our investment with the new Donegall Square East offices in the heart of the financial district of Belfast gives us the platform to continue to grow our business across the whole province. We look forward to continuing to work with our existing customers, their advisors, 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 Business Development Director Andrew Fraser on 07702998660 to arrange a visit to the Corporate Business Centre in Belfast.

The information contained in our press releases is intended solely for journalists and should not be used by consumers to make financial decisions.

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.

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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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