Santander has been helping companies expand internationally for over 160 years. We harness our global scale and local leadership to promote SMEs’ entry into new markets.
 

Setting up a company overseas or marketing products in a new country are a challenge for SMEs looking to expand internationally. At Santander, our tailored products and services help customers do just that.

We support companies that want to import, export or set up business abroad. Santander’s international team of experts offers a tailor-made service in several languages, as well as business opportunity through local units and strategic alliances.

We have effective solutions for SMEs that want to venture into new markets. Our international experts give customers access to our global network of contacts as well as banking solutions at home and abroad.

Helping businesses prosper through international expansion

Companies tell us how Santander has helped them expand and about our track record of supporting SMEs’ international growth.  

Maru Botana, chef, pastry chef and TV presenter
Maru Botana, chef, pastry chef and TV presenter

Santander Empresas

The pastry chef who brought a slice of Argentina to Spain

Argentinian businesswoman, chef, pastry chef and TV presenter Maru Botana has successfully exported her business to Europe. With Santander by her side, giving her with the advice and funds she needed to expand, Maru’s newest haunt in Barcelona has become a sweet spot for lovers of Argentinian treats.

Business isn’t just about the people you know, it’s about who you don’t.
Business isn’t just about the people you know, it’s about who you don’t.

Santander UK

We connect you to the networks you need

We have been working with actor Brian Cox as part of a campaign to show the nation’s businesses that it can connect them to the right partners who will help them break into new markets, both in the UK and internationally. 

Thiago Lima Borges, CFO of Smartfit, tell us how Santander helped the company grow in Latin America.
Thiago Lima Borges, CFO of Smartfit, tell us how Santander helped the company grow in Latin America.

SmartFit

High-octane fitness from Brazil to the world

After starting out in Brazil, the company has expanded into Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and other parts of Latin America. It provides fitness and well-being services in 330 cities in 14 countries. 

María Carpintero, Global Financial Manager at Grupo Ortiz, tell us how the bank helped the company expand overseas.
María Carpintero, Global Financial Manager at Grupo Ortiz, tell us how the bank helped the company expand overseas.

Grupo Ortiz

Sustainable infrastructure the world over

Grupo Ortiz has been running construction projects and infrastructure concessions in Spain for over 60 years. In 2010, it turned to Santander to help with its entry into international markets. Today, it is a leading energy and construction firm in Colombia, Japan, Mexico, the US and other countries.