Santander UK, a subsidiary of Spanish banking group Santander, has officially opened its newly designed and refurbished Petersfield branch in Hampshire, England.
It is the latest of Santander’s branches to be re-designed as part of a programme to deliver even better customer service and community-friendly banking.
The new look branch will be officially opened by Councillor Hilary Ayer, Mayor of Petersfield.
Customers visiting the branch in the morning will be welcomed with cakes and refreshments to help raise money for local Portsmouth charity, PARCS (Portsmouth Abuse and Rape Counselling Service).
Representatives from partnership charity Fitzroy, will also be in attendance to offer information on its James Bond themed charity casino night being held on the 28th September. Fitzroy works to assist young adults with learning and physical disabilities to live an independent lifestyle.
Work on the new branch design took four weeks to complete and facilities include digital workstations with tablets for online banking, Express Banking with a new ATM wall, counter services for more secure transactions as well as private interview rooms.
Customers visiting the branch will be greeted in a reception area and directed to a range of tailored services depending on how they want to bank.
The branch, which employs eight staff and is managed by Karen Robinson, will also feature a picture wall to display local community initiatives such as Santander Foundation grants.
Santander retail distribution head Susan Allen, said: “Banking is changing at a rapid pace and we wanted to create a branch that can accommodate the needs of all our local customers.
“That means combining traditional banking facilities and a focus on delivering great customer service with modern, digital services including free Wi-Fi, customer tablets and digital ATMs.
“Santander branches are an important part of many communities and our investment in this branch reflects our commitment to Petersfield. We will also be illustrating our involvement in the area with a personalised picture wall showcasing the branch’s role in local initiatives.”
Source: Company Press Release