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Santander has today announced 10 targets that reflect its commitment to help address the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, and to ensure all its daily operations are conducted in a responsible way. The targets include a new commitment to raise over €120 billion in green financing between 2019 and 2025, as well as a commitment to financially empower more than 10 million people over the same period through the expansion of the bank’s microfinance, financial education programmes and other tools to provide access to financial services.


This weekend in Andalusia, Banco Santander completed the technological migration of almost 1,600 Banco Popular branches across Spain, fully migrating 3.5 million active customers to the Santander platform. The process was carried out in eight waves with the first being launched last November in Galicia, and the last concluding this weekend in Andalusia. The integration was completed without any setbacks and on schedule.


Market launch of a new flexible bonus module for Santander's mortgage range (fixed, variable and non-residential mortgages) that allows the customer to benefit from discounted interest rates, for the term of the mortgage, depending on the products and services they choose to arrange. Through this renewed offer, the customer can decide to increase the number of products they have in place with the entity every year and change them as they wish, depending on their life cycle and financial planning.


The Group executive chairman of Santander and Universia, Ana Botín, this morning presided over the 19th General Shareholders' Meeting of Universia at the new headquarters of Santander Spain, alongside the chairman of Crue Universidades Españolas, José Carlos Gómez, the chairman of Santander Universities, Matías Rodríguez Inciarte, and the CEO of Universia, Javier Roglá. The event included a meeting with rectors and academic representatives from all universities in Spain and part of Latin America, and 150 beneficiaries of the first Santander Erasmus Scholarship programme.


Banco Santander wants non-residents in Spain to be able to leverage the advantages of its size and international presence via an improved product offer designed specifically for this segment. To do so, the bank has launched the Smith Plan, which unites all the products and services it has been offering this segment, now enhanced with new ones such as the Santander Mundo account.


Euromoney has named Santander Best Bank for SMEs in Western Europe at the magazine’s annual Awards for Excellence, now in their 24th edition. Santander was also recognized as Best Bank in Brazil, Chile and Portugal, and Best Investment Bank in Spain and in Poland. Together with the country award, Santander Brasil has been named Best Bank in Latin America for the first time.


From 16 September, Antonio Román, chief financial officer of Santander UK, will be leaving his current position and joining Santander Spain as head of retail and commercial banking. This is a newly created role aimed at promoting the business and the commercial execution plans into a single network after the integration with Popular is completed.


Openbank, the Santander Group's 100% digital bank, has reached an agreement with Ángel Nieto Team to become the main sponsor of the Openbank Ángel Nieto Team in MotoE for the next two seasons. MotoE is the new electric motorbike competition for 2019 that has six races in the Motorcycle World Championship.

MotoE is a new style of motorbike racing that takes place in a zero-emission engine competition with the focus on hi-tech and sustainable mobility.


Her Majesty Queen Letizia and Santander Group executive chairman Ana Botín this morning presided over the award ceremony for the Bank's 11th Social Projects Event, where 12 initiatives chosen by the Bank's employees in Spain from more than 300 submissions received over EUR 40,000 each.