This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
TheStreet Open House

Top 25 US Bank Introduces Boston To New Name With "Santander Community Day"

BOSTON, Oct. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of Sovereign Bank becoming Santander, the Bank hosted "Santander Community Day" in Boston today, featuring a series of fun giveaways and activities as a public "thank you" to Boston area residents and visitors. Through partnerships with its corporate clients and beloved local institutions – Boston Duck Tours, Dunkin' Donuts and Kickass Cupcakes – Santander will deliver all-day surprises throughout the city to underscore its strong commitment to its customers.

The day was kicked off on Beacon Hill when Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick presented Santander US president and CEO, Roman Blanco with a proclamation designating October 18, 2013, "Santander Community Day".

Santander's Community Day events include:

  • Complimentary Boston Duck Tours from 9:00 to 5:00 PM. Santander orchestrates the first-ever corporate take-over of the Boston Duck Tours' 27 boat fleet. Patrons can hop aboard at any Duck Tour ticket location: Museum of Science, Prudential Center or New England Aquarium. (No advance reservations, first-come, first-served.)
  • Complimentary Dunkin' Donuts coffee and donuts, 7:30 to 9:30 AM, Boston Common, City Hall Plaza and Copley Square at sampling vehicles.
  • Complimentary Kickass Cupcakes: 11:00 AM Post Office Square; 3:00 PM Copley Square.

Santander also joined The Esplanade Association and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and for an exciting event Friday morning to unveil restoration plans for the DCR Hatch Memorial Shell, making a $100,000 donation to kick off improvement efforts to the Boston landmark and its grounds. The event included appearances by Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys and Peter Fiedler, with performances by the Boston Landmarks Orchestra and Conservatory Lab Charter School students. The Hatch Shell commitment is an example of the expanded community efforts Santander will bring to the markets it serves.

In tandem with its new brand identity, Santander recently announced another community giving campaign, "Ideas for Good," which will allow customers to cast votes for their favorite community non-profits at their nearest branch through November 30, when each of the bank's 700+ branches will announce the selection of a local non-profit that will receive a monetary donation.

The Santander brand was officially introduced to retail and commercial customers on October 17, when more than 700 branches across the bank's footprint rebranded to become Santander. The move allows it to leverage the breadth, expertise and resources of one of the most well-respected, strongest financial institutions in the world with the local insights and relationships of a committed, community-focused bank.

About Us

Santander US is a top 25 retail banks in the United States by deposits, with a presence in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Santander's 9,218 employees serve the financial goals of American consumers and businesses through its 718 branches and 2,099 ATMs. Headquartered in Boston, Santander is supervised by the Office of the Currency of the Comptroller and is FDIC insured under its legal name, Santander Bank, N.A. Santander in the United States is a wholly-owned, financially autonomous subsidiary of the Santander Group. For more information about Santander in the United States, visit www.santanderbank.com or call 877-768-2265.

Santander (SAN.MC, STD.N, BNC.LN) is a retail and commercial banking group with a presence in ten main markets. Santander is the largest bank in the euro zone by market capitalization. Founded in 1857, Santander had EUR 1.342 trillion in managed funds, 102 million customers, 14,680 branches – more than any other international bank – and 186,785 employees at the close of June, 2013. It is the largest financial group in Latin America and has significant positions in the United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Poland and the northeast United States. Santander was recognized in 2012 as Best Global Bank by Euromoney, ranked as a top Greenest Global Bank in 2013 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek and was named 2013 Sustainable Global Bank of the Year by the Financial Times. Santander's attributable profit rose 29% from a year-earlier to EUR 2,255 million in the first half of 2013. For more information about Santander, visit www.santanderusa.com.

SOURCE Santander

Copyright 2011 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Select the service that is right for you!

COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
DOW 17,131.97 +100.83 0.59%
S&P 500 1,998.98 +14.85 0.75%
NASDAQ 4,552.7590 +33.8570 0.75%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from Bankrate.com

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs