A Jersey charity offering basic bank accounts to islanders in need has secured a new three-year sponsorship agreement.
Community Savings will use funds from Santander International’s sponsorship to support marketing and website development to raise awareness of the charity, and help broaden its reach across the island to people who are in need of financial support and budgeting advice.
The charity aims to assist those unable to qualify for a 'mainstream' bank account by offering basic accounts, pre-paid debit cards, loans and grants for urgently required items, and financial mentoring.
Brian Curtis, Executive Chairman of Community Savings, commented: "We are very pleased to be working with Santander International. The work we do is vital in helping those who are struggling to get their finances and, subsequently, their lives back on track. It benefits not only the individual and their families, but also society in general. As a Jersey registered charity, we are hugely reliant on grants and donations and the support that Santander International is providing is invaluable, especially during these difficult times."
James Pountney, Chief Executive Officer from Santander International added: "Community Savings brings financial inclusion for many Islanders who aren't able to access products and services from regular high-street banks. We're looking forward to working with Community Savings, helping them to raise their profile, so more people in our community can access and benefit from their services."
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