We actively support the Small to Medium-sized Enterprise (SME) market in the UK and year-on-year lending has grown, with balances up 27%.
Santander Business Banking looks after small business customers with an annual turnover of up to £250,000. Through Santander Business Banking, we offer a range of good value products and services, helping these businesses to lower their costs and make a difference to their bottom line. With our simple low cost, fixed fee, interest paying business current accounts, customers can be sure of what they will pay each month, offering a real alternative to some traditional high street banks. Plus, our range of deposit accounts offers some of the best rates of interest available on the high street. By providing local, reliable support through our team of experienced Local Business Managers we can meet our customers' needs and help support business growth.
We provide free information and advice to small business owners through our website, including a number of guides which can be found in the 'Business Advice' section, looking at a wide range of topics including managing cash flow, key issues in running a business, budgeting and cost control. We also have guides specifically designed to help start-ups, covering over 200 types of business.
Recognising the strength of our offering, in 2011 Business Moneyfacts named us 'Business Bank of the Year', 'Best No Notice Business Deposit Account Provider' and 'Best Business Current Account Provider'.