Notes to Editors
(1) Research commissioned by Santander and conducted by Opinium Research 9th -
11th October 2012
. Sample size 2,013 UK adults.
Santander UK plc
is a full-service retail and commercial bank providing services to 25 million customers, with more than 1,300 branches and 28 regional business centres. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Banco Santander. Santander UK plc manages its affairs autonomously, with its own local management team, responsible solely for its performance. Over 90% of the assets on Santander UK plc's balance sheet are UK based and it is subject to full supervision of the Financial Services Authority (FSA) in the UK. Santander UK plc customers are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) in the UK.
Sovereign exposures to
(excluding UK) as at
are not significant at less than 1% of total assets and primarily relate to Swiss government. Total exposure to periphery countries is c. 0.3% of total assets.
(SAN.MC, STD.N, BNC.LN)
is a retail and commercial bank, based in
, with a presence in 10 main markets. Santander is the largest bank in the euro zone and is among the fifteen in the world by market capitalization. Founded in 1857, Santander had
EUR 1.383 trillion
in managed funds, more than 102 million customers, 14,760 branches - more than any other international bank - and 193,000 employees at the close of 2011. It is the largest financial group in
. Furthermore, it has significant positions in the
and the U.S. northeast. Santander Consumer Finance operates in the Group's core markets as well as in the Nordic region. In 2011,
EUR 7,021 million
in recurring net profit.