The Santander Trade Club was born with from the idea of putting into contact with each other, Santander business customers in 15 countries, with the goal of expanding their business overseas. Today we are enriching the experience by creating an Alliance with trusted partner banks worldwide, so that you can get in contact with their customers and grow your business even more.
The Club offers you valuable introductions to potential partners abroad. The platform matching algorithm and the Community Manager propose your company business opportunities tailored to your business interests. From these opportunities, or through or member Directory, you can get in touch directly with more than 15,000 worldwide business counterparts also interested in growing their business abroad. Moreover, foreign entrepreneurs open to doing business can contact you.
Santander wants to help their business customers do business internationally without worries or fuss. This starts with finding the right partners abroad. The Santander Trade Club provides you with valuable introductions to entrepreneurs who, just like you, are on the lookout for commercial opportunities. In addition Santander offers other services to accompany your expansion
No, the use of the Santander Trade websites is free of charge.
To register to the Santander Trade Club you need to be a Santander bank customer and have an active Santander Trade Account.
Once registered on Santander Trade and with your company business card created, you can invite up to 5 colleagues through your user account settings. Your colleagues will then receive an invitation email with a personal code to create their own Santander Trade Account and then register to the Club themselves, joining your existing company’s Business Card.
Important notice : Upon inviting a colleague, they become attached to your company profile and Business card; meaning that they can through the Club send message(s) on behalf of your company, respond to messages received for your company and change your Business Card information. Therefore it is important to make sure you exclusively invite employees of your business.
Santander and the website provider handle your details with care. Sound security measures are implemented. The platform belongs to our partner Export Enterprises. The data are stored on servers in Europe, not in the United States.
The Santander Trade Club is available in English, Polish, Portuguese and Spanish. The platform’s users are spread all over the world and for that reason the main language on the platform is English. We therefore recommend you to complete the text fields in your Business Card in English. This will increase your chances of being found and contacted by other entrepreneurs. Also, compose messages to foreign entrepreneurs in English, or in your contact’s home language. Your Community Manager speaks English.
No, this kind of behaviour is strictly prohibited. Therefore each user may only send up to ten messages per day. Moreover, all messages are monitored by the Community Manager in order to supervise compliance with the rules of conduct and to ensure a high quality of communication. If you are approached in an undesirable way, please report this to the Community Manager.
Your Community Manager is your contact point for:
On the platform, go to ‘Contact the Community Manager’ or ‘User assistance’. Here you may directly submit a request to your Community Manager to remove your Club membership and/or your company’s business card.
Success on the platform begins with completing your Business Card as well and completely as possible. This allows both the Community Manager and our matchmaking algorithm to propose you the most relevant suggestions to find new commercial partners. When completing your Business Card, think about the following:
There are various ways of finding a business counterpart:
The best thing is for you to approach the business by sending a message via the platform. By using the platform, you are ensuring that your message will reach the correct person within the company. If there is mutual interest, you will receive a reply and you can make further arrangements from there.
The businesses on the Santander Trade Club are clients of renowned international active banks. However, we recommend that you always do prior research on your counterpart companies to guarantee the safety of your transactions. Santander shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to damages for loss of goods, property, profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible losses.
Besides your own sound research and your business risk, there are various instruments to cover the risks of international commerce. You can ask your branch director of Santander.
You can find more information about the country you are dealing withinthe resources of the Santander Trade Portal at: https://en.portal.santandertrade.com/.
These resources provide insights into the culture of a particular country, and the habits that you will have to take into account when entering into business. You will also find practical information about, for example, trading, taxes and investment opportunities.
Besides the Santander Trade Club, Santander proposes other online services to find the right business partner: