Santander to host free event to stop first time buyer misconceptions derailing home ownership dream

Authored by ElaineBleazard

Santander rolls out local in-branch education classes for first time buyers as new research reveals three in five aspiring homeowners think “exchange” is when you hand over keys on moving day and 43 per cent expect to get any fees already paid refunded if a chain collapses

Santander Armada Way welcome would-be first-time buyers in Plymouth on 22 nd February for a 90-minute class to...

Santander officially opens redesigned branch in Plymouth

Authored by Mary

On Tuesday 7 January 2020, Santander UK will officially open its newly redesigned branch at 157-159 Armada Way, Plymouth, PL1 1JF. The new-look branch has been designed to deliver even better customer service and community-friendly banking.

The branch will be opened by Toby Gorniak MBE and Jo Gorniak, founders and directors of local charity Street Factory CIC, who will cut the ribbon...

Local Choir raises £12,000 for CLIC Sargent

Authored by Claire Colman

On Friday 9th December 2016, La La Choirs held their second annual ‘CLIC for Christmas’ concert at Exeter Cathedral. Performing to a sold-out audience, they started the festive season off with a bang with a selection of Christmas favourites such as the Perry Como classic, ‘It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas’ and the Louis Armstrong hit ‘Wonderful World’.

The concert was their...

Santander shows support for CHICKS

Authored by Mary

CHICKS want to say a big thank you to the Plymouth branch of Santander Bank which has been supporting them for the last two years. Their annual winter ball in November ball raised an impressive total of over £27,000! Santander staff volunteered on the night, selling raffle tickets resulting in Santander Foundation matching the £3500 their staff raised.

Regional fundraiser, Sarah...

Santander mum supports Glen Park Primary with fundraising

Authored by Mary

Staff from Santander Plymouth Branch, led by Sarah Richardson, ran stalls at Glen Park Primary’s Summer fair, raising an amazing £1,710 to help purchase new equipment which will benefit the children who attend the school.

This amount was then matched by the Santander Foundation taking the total to £3,420.

Louise Cutler, Chair of Friends said: "We cannot thank Santander enough...

Cash boost for homeless charity

Authored by Mary

Path has received £5,000 to fund tenancy starter packs for homeless people in Devon.

The donation was provided by the Santander Foundation which offers grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.

The grant will enable Path to provide basic & essential items for our clients moving into a new home with nothing.


Plymouth set for The Party of the Summer

Authored by Mary

A small group of staff members at Santander and Plymouth University are organising ‘The Party of the Summer’, a huge, amazing event on Friday the 25th September 2015 for the people of Plymouth.

The summer party venue is a stunning marquee on Plymouth Hoe, boasting superb views of The Sound. Tickets are for over 18's only and can be purchased for just £15, with all profit going to Brain...

Bank supports WI Community Hall

Authored by Mary

Janet Cattanach an active user of the community hall, mentioned recently to Santander that the Women’s Institute of Newton Ferrers and Noss Mayo have recently refurbished their local community hall, but had to borrow funds to complete the project.

Matthew Bishop, Santander, really wanted to help, so on 21 March 2015 Santander Plymouth supported a Black and White dinner event.


Staff and students' scholarships success

Authored by Mary

A research project looking at how children with Asperger syndrome regulate their emotions is one of more than 20 from Plymouth University to receive funding through a global education initiative.

Post-doctoral psychology student Belen Lopez Perez will be funded to look at the link between empathy and emotion regulation thanks to the Santander Universities Scholarship programme, which...

Dartmoor Zoo awarded Santander Foundation grant

Authored by News Desk

Dartmoor Zoo has been successful in its application for the Santander Foundation Charity Plus Grant.

Director Benjamin Mee visited the Plymouth Branch of Santander to collect a cheque for £4750.

Benjamin, appearing in the photo with Dawn Young, Helen Retallick & Sara Williams said: "This is a very important donation from the Santander Foundation.

"The money will be...