An insight into the ‘State of UK Banking’ from the Head of UK Banking, Santander

Posted by er134 at May 01, 2013 04:24 PM |
Santander’s Head of UK Banking will give free public lecture at University of Leicester on Thursday 2 May

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 1 May 2013

One of the most candid figures in UK banking is to give a free public lecture at the University of Leicester on banking today and the future of the industry.

Steve Pateman, FCIOBS, Executive Director and Head of UK Banking at Santander UK plc will discuss ‘The State of UK Banking’ on Thursday 2 May, hosted by the University’s Development and Alumni Relations Office and Santander Universities.

Steve said, “The UK is currently experiencing the longest recession in living memory and no single action will reverse the changes the world has seen.  The banking industry has a great influence on the strength of the economy, however with the added pressure of increased regulation, market confidence and political influence, redefining what success looks like will be paramount in order to make it in the new world. At Santander we have recognised the need to change now and have decided to lead our own revolution and get back to the basics of relationship banking.  Through this lecture at the University of Leicester I want to discuss with you openly, the state of UK Banking and how change in the industry can help provide a sustainable economic recovery”

Steve joined Santander in June 2008 and became Executive Director, Head of UK Banking in March 2012 with his appointment as a Member of the Santander UK Board confirmed in June 2011. Steve’s responsibility now covers Retail, Corporate, Commercial and Business Banking, incorporating all of Santander UK’s channels under his remit.

Previously with NatWest and RBS where he was CEO of Business Banking, Managing Director of Commercial Banking and Managing Director of Corporate Banking. Steve also worked on a variety of financings, restructurings, capital market and equity issues during his time in NatWest Markets where he specialised in the leisure and retail sectors.

A keen follower of Everton Football Club and Kent County Cricket Club, his other interests include music, reading and films which he fits in around his family.

Santander Universities Global Division announced a three-year funding programme worth £175,000 at the University of Leicester when it opened a new branch in the newly refurbished Percy Gee Students’ Union Building.  The University is set to renew the agreement, which has been broadened to include Postgraduate Scholarships for students from Santander countries, Travel Awards, an annual Summer School, and the Annual Creative Writing Lecture.

‘The State of UK Banking’ will take place on Thursday 2nd May at 11am in the University’s Council Chambers, Fielding Johnson Building. Book a place on 0116 223 1071 or email


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