Santander opens on campus

19 November 2014

SantanderA branch of Santander is set to open its doors – the first campus bank at the University of Buckingham.

The bank will have special long opening hours – 10:00 to 18:00 from Monday to Friday, (Wednesdays 10:00 to 17:00), to cater for students when it opens in January.

There will be two new cash points – one inside the new building society and the other will be outside – and all the usual banking services will be available.

Santander is offering loans to the parents of students at the University and students will be eligible to use a pioneering new Santander card, which acts as a student identity card as well as a cash card, from next year.

Head of Marketing Julian Lovelock said: “The University is delighted that Santander will be providing this new facility for our students and also another link between the University and the town.”

A programme of scholarships and internships with the University was launched last year as part of a partnership agreement with Santander, through its Santander Universities Global Division.

The focus is on international exchange, entrepreneurial activities and international travel grants for students and researchers to go to universities in any of the 20 countries where Santander has higher education partners. The scheme offers three month paid internships to students or recent graduates of the University to work in a small or medium-sized business. For more details: www.buckingham.ac.uk/admissions/scholarships/santander.