The change to Moody’s credit rating of Santander UK plc has no impact on our businesses in the UK or our plans for future growth. Santander UK plc is an autonomous subsidiary of the Santander Group, with more than c. 90 percent of its total assets held in the UK and a Eurozone sovereign exposure of less than 1% of assets. Santander UK plc is regulated in the UK by the Financial Services Authority (‘FSA’) and relevant deposits are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (‘FSCS’).
Santander UK has been quick to reassure customers that their money is in safe hands, despite being downgraded by Moody's ratings agency.
The decision by a credit rating agency to downgrade Santander UK is another demonstration that the troubles in the eurozone affect us all