Santander launches first UK Work Café in Leeds

Santander is launching its first UK Work Café in Leeds this month, bringing what it claims is a “whole new banking experience” to the UK market.

The Work Café concept was initially developed by Santander in Chile and its success has seen it rolled out to Spain, Portugal, Brazil and Argentina.

Alongside state-of-the-art banking facilities, the Work Café will offer free co-working spaces and meeting rooms for local businesses and entrepreneurs, as well fast and secure free Wi-Fi.

It aims to create a vibrant hub for nurturing new business ideas and fostering collaboration in a relaxed atmosphere.

Located at the heart of the commercial centre at 10 Park Row, the Work Café will bring back to life a branch which was previously closed at the end of June last year, welcoming both Santander and non-Santander customers.

“More than a café and more than a bank, the Work Café is a whole new banking experience, acting as a vibrant hub for local businesses and the local community,” said Susan Allen, Head of Retail and Business Banking at Santander UK.

“Work Cafés have been a huge success with our customers in other countries around the world, so we’re really looking forward to seeing the response here in the UK.”