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Ana Botín, executive chairman of Banco Santander, opened the XII International Banking Conference “Banking on Trust” at Santander Group Headquarters in Madrid. The meeting brought together more than 1,000 international executives, leading authorities and experts, to discuss the importance of trust as a fundamental value for facing social and economic challenges and for building a better world.

12/11/2019

Banco Santander has announced the appointment of Sergio Lew as the new country head of Santander Argentina. Enrique Cristofani will continue as Non-Executive Chairman of the board of directors of Santander Argentina.

30/10/2019

The Group achieved an attributable profit of €3,732 million during the first nine months of 2019 after charges of €2,448 million relating primarily to the UK goodwill impairment announced on 24 September 2019 (€1,491 million), as well as a further provision for PPI (€103 million) and other charges (€40 million). This, in addition to the net charge of €814 million announced for the first half, which related primarily to planned restructuring costs in Spain and the UK, led to a fall in attributable profit for the first nine months of 35% year-on-year (YoY). 

01/11/2019

Santander Private Banking has been named ‘Best Private Bank in Latin America’ for the fifth time at an awards ceremony yesterday evening hosted by The Banker magazine, part of the Financial Times group.

16/10/2019

Santander InnoVentures, Santander Group’s fintech venture capital fund, has announced today it is leading the funding round (Series B) of CrossLend, the Berlin-based pan-European digital debt marketplace. The round also includes funding from existing investors Lakestar, ABN AMRO Ventures, and Earlybird.

04/11/2019

Banco Santander today announced a strategic investment in Ebury, the best-in-class trade and foreign exchange facilitator for small and medium-sized companies, for £350 million (approximately €400 million). The investment, which fits Santander’s digital strategy of accelerating growth through new ventures, will strengthen its Global Trade Services offer and further consolidate Santander’s position as the bank of choice for SMEs trading or aspiring to trade internationally in its markets across Europe and the Americas, and in Asia later on. Ebury, which operates in 19 countries and 140 currencies, has generated consistent average annual revenue growth of 40% in the last three years.

29/10/2019

Following a proposal from the board appointments committee, the board of directors of Banco Santander has announced its decision to appoint José Luis de Mora Gil-Gallardo as vice chairman and new executive head of Santander Consumer Finance. This appointment will be effective from 1 January 2020. José Luis de Mora will maintain his current role as head of Strategy and Corporate Development for the Group.

21/10/2019

Santander today announces that it has agreed to sell its retail and commercial banking franchise in Puerto Rico, Santander Bancorp (the holding company that includes Banco Santander Puerto Rico), to FirstBank Puerto Rico, for a total consideration of approximately $1.1 billion (€1 billion).

02/10/2019

Fortune magazine has today recognised Santander as one of the best companies to work for in the world. Each year the magazine, in collaboration with the Great Place to Work Institute, publishes a list of the top 25 companies to work for following a survey of employees in 58 countries throughout the world. Santander ranked number 24 on the list, which includes companies from a wide range of sectors.