Key actions include immediate charitable contributions to support organizations focused on racial equity, new employee engagement programs, plus a multi-year financial commitment to address racial injustice in communities.
R. Martin Chávez to join the board of Banco Santander as independent director, subject to regulatory approval. Sebastian Gunningham will be appointed chairman of Santander Consumer Finance and vice chairman of Openbank, subject to regulatory approval, and become a senior advisor to the Santander group chairman on technology. Francisco D’Souza to be lead strategic advisor to the group for the development of Santander Global Platform.
Santander Consumer has launched Wabi, a novel car subscription service that allows users to reserve a vehicle for personal use via app or online. Subscriptions last a minimum of 30 days and can be renewed every month under no contractual obligation.
Professional Wealth Management (PWM) magazine, part of Financial Times group, awarded Santander Private Banking with its Wealth Tech award for the best private bank in Latin America for their use of technology.
Santander InnoVentures, Santander Group’s venture capital fund, today announces its investment into Upgrade, an alternative lender that offers affordable credit to mainstream consumers. Upgrade has received $40 million from various investors as part of its Series D round, which Santander InnoVentures led.
Signatory entities commit to setting and meeting ambitious targets to increase women's leadership in business in line with Target 5.5 of Agenda 2030
Santander Bank Polska and mBank signed the contract worth PLN 350m (EUR 79m) for financing a project of solar power plants developed by R.POWER, the leading Polish investor and developer of PV systems. The funding will be used to build 128 solar power plants with the total power of 121 MWp, which have won the last year RES auction.
As part of its commitment to the community, Santander Mexico has begun donating 21,000 hot meals to employees of the National Institute of Health Sciences and Nutrition "Salvador Zubirán".