Report Summary

  • 25

    Performance

    Renders faster than
    45% of other websites

  • 95

    Accessibility

    Visual factors better than
    that of 87% of websites

  • 75

    Best Practices

    More advanced features
    available than in
    36% of websites

  • 92

    SEO

    Google-friendlier than
    75% of websites

santander.co.uk

Personal | Santander UK

Page Load Speed

45.2 sec in total

First Response

392 ms

Resources Loaded

34.1 sec

Page Rendered

10.7 sec

santander.co.uk screenshot

About Website

Visit santander.co.uk now to see the best up-to-date Santander content for United Kingdom and also check out these interesting facts you probably never knew about santander.co.uk

Welcome to Santander. We offer current accounts, savings, mortgages, loans, credit cards and much more. Here to help you prosper

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Key Findings

We analyzed Santander.co.uk page load time and found that the first response time was 392 ms and then it took 44.8 sec to load all DOM resources and completely render a web page. This is a poor result, as 95% of websites can load faster.

Performance Metrics

santander.co.uk performance score

25

Measured Metrics

name

value

score

weighting

FCP (First Contentful Paint)

Value4.4 s

17/100

10%

LCP (Largest Contentful Paint)

Value6.0 s

13/100

25%

SI (Speed Index)

Value6.5 s

39/100

10%

TBT (Total Blocking Time)

Value2,270 ms

6/100

30%

CLS (Cumulative Layout Shift)

Value0.114

86/100

15%

TTI (Time to Interactive)

Value13.4 s

11/100

10%

Network Requests Diagram

santander.co.uk

392 ms

www.santander.co.uk

442 ms

index

479 ms

modernizr.js

495 ms

ipfPortal.css

495 ms

Our browser made a total of 95 requests to load all elements on the main page. We found that 64% of them (61 requests) were addressed to the original Santander.co.uk, 6% (6 requests) were made to Assets.adobedtm.com and 2% (2 requests) were made to Connect.facebook.net. The less responsive or slowest element that took the longest time to load (5.9 sec) relates to the external source Googleads.g.doubleclick.net.

Page Optimization Overview & Recommendations

Page size can be reduced by 5.3 MB (65%)

Content Size

8.2 MB

After Optimization

2.8 MB

In fact, the total size of Santander.co.uk main page is 8.2 MB. This result falls beyond the top 1M of websites and identifies a large and not optimized web page that may take ages to load. 85% of websites need less resources to load and that’s why Accessify’s recommendations for optimization and resource minification can be helpful for this project. Javascripts take 3.8 MB which makes up the majority of the site volume.

HTML Optimization

-91%

Potential reduce by 253.9 kB

  • Original 280.1 kB
  • After minification 265.4 kB
  • After compression 26.2 kB

HTML content can be minified and compressed by a website’s server. The most efficient way is to compress content using GZIP which reduces data amount travelling through the network between server and browser. HTML code on this page is well minified. It is highly recommended that content of this web page should be compressed using GZIP, as it can save up to 253.9 kB or 91% of the original size.

Image Optimization

-12%

Potential reduce by 174.1 kB

  • Original 1.5 MB
  • After minification 1.3 MB

Image size optimization can help to speed up a website loading time. The chart above shows the difference between the size before and after optimization. Obviously, Santander needs image optimization as it can save up to 174.1 kB or 12% of the original volume. The most popular and efficient tools for JPEG and PNG image optimization are Jpegoptim and PNG Crush.

JavaScript Optimization

-70%

Potential reduce by 2.7 MB

  • Original 3.8 MB
  • After minification 3.7 MB
  • After compression 1.1 MB

It’s better to minify JavaScript in order to improve website performance. The diagram shows the current total size of all JavaScript files against the prospective JavaScript size after its minification and compression. It is highly recommended that all JavaScript files should be compressed and minified as it can save up to 2.7 MB or 70% of the original size.

CSS Optimization

-86%

Potential reduce by 2.2 MB

  • Original 2.5 MB
  • After minification 2.1 MB
  • After compression 356.2 kB

CSS files minification is very important to reduce a web page rendering time. The faster CSS files can load, the earlier a page can be rendered. Santander.co.uk needs all CSS files to be minified and compressed as it can save up to 2.2 MB or 86% of the original size.

Requests Breakdown

Number of requests can be reduced by 54 (65%)

Requests Now

83

After Optimization

29

The browser has sent 83 CSS, Javascripts, AJAX and image requests in order to completely render the main page of Santander. We recommend that multiple CSS and JavaScript files should be merged into one by each type, as it can help reduce assets requests from 43 to 1 for JavaScripts and from 7 to 1 for CSS and as a result speed up the page load time.

Accessibility Review

santander.co.uk accessibility score

95

Accessibility Issues

Contrast

These are opportunities to improve the legibility of your content.

Impact

Issue

High

Background and foreground colors do not have a sufficient contrast ratio.

Navigation

These are opportunities to improve keyboard navigation in your application.

Impact

Issue

High

Heading elements are not in a sequentially-descending order

Names and labels

These are opportunities to improve the semantics of the controls in your application. This may enhance the experience for users of assistive technology, like a screen reader.

Impact

Issue

High

Links do not have a discernible name

Best Practices

santander.co.uk best practices score

75

Areas of Improvement

Trust and Safety

Impact

Issue

High

Does not use HTTPS

High

Includes front-end JavaScript libraries with known security vulnerabilities

Low

Ensure CSP is effective against XSS attacks

User Experience

Impact

Issue

High

Serves images with low resolution

General

Impact

Issue

Low

Detected JavaScript libraries

SEO Factors

santander.co.uk SEO score

92

Search Engine Optimization Advices

Crawling and Indexing

To appear in search results, crawlers need access to your app.

Impact

Issue

High

Links are not crawlable

Mobile Friendly

Make sure your pages are mobile friendly so users don’t have to pinch or zoom in order to read the content pages. [Learn more](https://developers.google.com/search/mobile-sites/).

Impact

Issue

High

Document uses legible font sizes

High

Tap targets are not sized appropriately

Language and Encoding

  • Language Detected

    EN

  • Language Claimed

    EN

  • Encoding

    UTF-8

Language claimed in HTML meta tag should match the language actually used on the web page. Otherwise Santander.co.uk can be misinterpreted by Google and other search engines. Our service has detected that English is used on the page, and it matches the claimed language. Our system also found out that Santander.co.uk main page’s claimed encoding is utf-8. Use of this encoding format is the best practice as the main page visitors from all over the world won’t have any issues with symbol transcription.

Social Sharing Optimization

Open Graph description is not detected on the main page of Santander. Lack of Open Graph description can be counter-productive for their social media presence, as such a description allows converting a website homepage (or other pages) into good-looking, rich and well-structured posts, when it is being shared on Facebook and other social media. For example, adding the following code snippet into HTML <head> tag will help to represent this web page correctly in social networks: