We support your international journey every step of the way

Expertise to help your business

Whether you're just setting out on your international journey or are an established multinational.


Sector and country specialists

With a deep knowledge of markets and contact networks, our country and sector specialists can help facilitate new relationships with potential suppliers and customers, and help you navigate local laws and regulations.

Finance and risk management

Access a range of tailored financing options from working capital and term loans through to trade finance.  Our risk solutions group are available to help you understand and manage any currency risk.

International desk services

A suite of services for businesses expanding overseas. Includes multilingual assistance and  information on financial and non-financial service available from Santander and our local partners.

We have the know-how to get you established overseas

Depending on the stage you are at in your international journey, we have a range of expertise to support your business…

New to international trading and investment?

We’ll help you discover new opportunities in foreign markets

  • Identifying market opportunities
  • Familiarisation with basic trade logistics
  • Finding counterparts
  • Exploring markets
  • Familiarisation with local laws and regulations
  • Understanding the financial solution required
  • Getting ready to trade

Trading internationally already?

Access solutions for scaling and increased market efficiency

  • Building trust with existing partners
  • Building scale and efficiency
  • Finding new partners

Establishing offices abroad?

Leverage our alliances and partnerships to gain a strong foothold

  • Setting up a local office

  • Acquisitions and joint ventures

  • Local funding

  • Managing subsidiaries

A truly global reach

Our clients benefit from Santander’s international presence, and our alliances in other markets across the world.

Covering 85%* of the UK’s trade and investment flows

4th largest bank in Europe**

Leadership position in 10 core markets***




Alliance Banks


Countries planned 2021


Countries not covered

International journeys supported by Santander


Latest Brexit updates

How can you adapt to the fast-changing environment, and what does it mean for your business? Our specialists break it down across sectors.

Foreign Exchange Portal

Manage your exposure to Foreign Exchange (FX) risk with Santander Flame, our online trading portal designed to help you complete and keep track of your FX transactions all in one place.

Trade Markets

Our online tool can help you reach business counterparts by accessing our directory of importers and exporters in key markets.


*Internal data 2019

**S&P Global Market Intelligence April 2020  

***Annual report 2020