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Banco Santander increased attributable profit during 2018 by 18% to €7,810 million (+32% in constant euros), as strong growth in customer revenues in several markets, including Brazil, Spain, Mexico and the US, combined with improvements in credit quality, more than offset the impact of exchange rate depreciation against the euro in certain currencies, including the Argentine peso.Underlying profit increased by 18% year-on-year in constant euros to €8,064 million.


Santander remains on top of the main index measuring gender equality among the world’s largest corporations for the second consecutive year, the financial information provider Bloomberg said, evidence of the great strides made by the bank in all types of diversity in recent years.

The Bloomberg Gender-Equality index, launched last year, is made up of 230 companies based in 36 countries operating in ten key industries including communications, basic consumer products, energy, finance and tech.


Santander Wealth Management, which groups together the private banking and asset management business at Banco Santander, estimates that global growth will slowdown—albeit slightly—in 2019 and that the solid expansive cycle will continue. In the report Navigating change in the cycle, produced jointly for the first time by Santander Private Banking and Santander Asset Management, the division run by Víctor Matarranz indicates that worldwide economic growth will register a 3.5 per cent increase next year (just three decimals lower than in 2018). "The United States and Europe will grow at their potential and China is reacting with a broad programme of incentives to continue with growth of above 6%", he writes in the introduction to the report.


Juan Fernando Quintero, River Plate player, won the Santander Fair Play Trophy today after showing fair play throughout the entire Conmebol Libertadores competition and during the final match. River Plate was crowned champion today after defeating Boca Juniors in Madrid during the second leg of the final. Juan Manuel Cendoya, group senior executive vice president of Communications, Corporate Marketing and Research at Banco Santander, presented the trophy to the player on the field at the end of the match.


Santander Private Banking (SPB) has swept Euromoney magazine’s annual private banking awards, winning the most accolades in SPB’s history and is included in the top ten best private banks in the world. It won ‘Best Private Banking Overall’ in Latin America and five country awards in its main markets (Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Chile and Argentina). It was also awarded best bank for the ‘Ultra High Net Worth’ segment and for its use of Technology in Latin America and in four specific markets (Spain, Portugal, Mexico and Chile).


Santander continues to consolidate itself as a responsible bank and a reference for SMEs and corporates and improves its financial and non-financial offer with a new fund, Fondo Smart, endowed with €620 million to provide loans to finance long term business growth. This new fund is the largest private debt fund in Spain and offers businesses a new financing alternative for projects that boost growth, sustainability, innovation, digitalisation and create jobs.


Santander Group has today announced the acquisition of Albert (www.getalbert.com), the invoicing and expenses app for freelancers and micro-businesses, as part of its mission to support the UK’s 5.7 million small business owners. Albert has developed a loyal following amongst freelancers and micro enterprises, providing smart invoicing and expense tools that reduce the time their self- employed customers spend on financial admin.


The Santander International Banking Conference 2018 has taken place at Ciudad Grupo Santander, our headquarters in Boadilla del Monte (Madrid, Spain).

The conference has focused on issues related to responsible banking, as we face the challenge of a new business environment with new, high expectations from customers, and a global need for inclusive and sustainable growth.