Head of UK Banking at Santander focuses on economic recovery

Posted by er134 at May 10, 2013 10:09 AM |
Talk at University of Leicester highlights ‘back to basics’ approach in relationship banking

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 10 May 2013

Photograph of Steve Pateman, Executive Director, Head of UK Banking speaking at the University of Leicester available from er134@le.ac.uk

Steve Pateman, Executive Director and Head of UK Banking at Santander UK plc, provided a candid insight into UK banking and the future of the industry at a talk in the University of Leicester.

The lecture, hosted by the University’s Development and Alumni Relations Office and Santander Universities, discussed how change in the banking industry can help provide economic recovery.

He 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.”

Mr Pateman 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. His 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. He 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.

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.


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