December 29, 2017


Santander Bank Opens First Lending Center in Brooklyn, New York

Santander Bank Opens First Lending Center in Brooklyn, New York
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Santander employee Leon Gelzer, Community Mortgage Development Officer, welcomes the crowd to the grand opening of the Brooklyn Lending Center on December 14, 2017.

Santander Bank opened its first-ever Lending Center in Brooklyn’s Canarsie neighborhood at 1549 Ralph Avenue on December 14th. The Lending Center is focused on offering home, personal and business loans and one-on-one customer support from start to finish. The Center also includes a dynamic community meeting space. Santander will use this space to facilitate financial education workshops and will make the space available to local non-profit organizations for presentations and events.

The ribbon cutting for Santander’s first-ever Lending Center opening in Brooklyn’s Canarsie neighborhood.

During the opening, checks were presented to Neighborhood Housing Services of Brooklyn CDC and Brooklyn Generation School – two non-profit organizations supporting the diverse needs of this Brooklyn neighborhood. Santander’s $15,000 grant to NHS Brooklyn supports the organization’s first-time home buyer program.

Santander has committed to serving low- to moderate-income communities and communities of color as part of its “Inclusive Communities” plan, which outlines the Bank’s five-year, $11 billion commitment to lending and community development. Santander’s Lending Center is part of this plan and will complement the Bank’s 20 retail branches in Brooklyn.

Congratulations Santander!