Alliance Leicester Remains The Giant of Banking Industry
Alliance & Leicester is not an unfamiliar name in financial services industry. The former UK based bank and public limited company was a major provider of cash-handling services to the government institutions and large companies. Now it functions in the name of Santander which has the headquarters in Narborough, UK.
The financial enterprise was started in mid 1980’s. But during the year 1997, Alliance Building Society & Leicester Building Society merged to form Alliance & Leicester Bank. Later in 2010, Santander, UK, a 150 year old legally acquired the firm. It is renamed as Santander, under the parent brand Alliance & Leicester.
Alliance & Leicester offers a range of services. This involves mortgage lending and investments, personal banking, commercial banking, treasury and so on. Besides, the Santander group also offers Life insurance, asset financing and commercial lending. They also expand through providing mortgage loans and personal loans through Alliance & Leicester commercial bank. They claim that now they are offering services to 25 million customers in various aspects.
The most popular area in their service is Business banking. They named it as Biz Guide. Since many years, Alliance & Leicester stand as a perfect banking partner for many small and large business enterprises. Different types of loans and other monetary benefits are provided to meet the need of budding business. Start up accounts and current accounts are there for traders. Santander also provides free business tips for customers.
Alliance & Leicester, the bank specializes in particular sector too. They are manufacture, health care, charities, Housing finance and so on. For Promoting young Business tycoons (Importers and Exporters) in UK Santander alias Alliance & Leicester sponsored reputed honor like International Trade Award.The services and offers of bank is now just a mouse click away. Internet or Online Banking facility attracts more customers towards Alliance & Leicester. And now they have number of branches across the globe than any International bank.