Madrid, 7 March 2022 - STATEMENT
Since the ongoing aggression against Ukraine began, Santander has been working to support the response to the humanitarian relief efforts.
The bank has taken several actions including:
Santander does not have a presence in Russia or Ukraine and our direct exposure to Russian and Ukrainian markets and assets is negligible. The bank remains in close contact with relevant authorities in Europe and elsewhere and will continue to observe and comply with international sanctions and will not engage in any new business with Russian companies.
Santander condemns the invasion and stands with the people of Ukraine. Supporting the response to the humanitarian crisis remains the bank’s utmost priority.
For foreign transfers: SWIFT Code: WBKPPLPP
Donations in humanitarian aid to Ukraine can be sent from the UK through the British Red Cross and the UNHCR.
Santander Bank Polska
Santander Bank Polska has been working with the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) to develop a solution that provides quick and secure access to cash for refugees fleeing to Poland from Ukraine to support their transition and integration into the country. Press release
Santander Asset Management
Santander Asset Management donates a total of 250,000 euros from its Santander Sostenible 1 solidarity fund in Spain to the Red Cross and UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, to help meet the most critical needs of the Ukrainian population.
Openbank, Santander’s fully digital bank, is offering a basic payment account to all Ukrainians who had to leave their country due to the war in recent weeks.
SANTANDER CONSUMER FINANCE
The SCF’s business units are running different actions - in terms of fundraising initiatives; collection of goods; volunteering; psychological, logistical and financial support - to help the affected people by the conflict. Furthermore, the SCF’s business units in Austria, Germany, Italy, Nordics and Poland have done several donations to different NGOs to assist in response to the humanitarian crisis.
FUNDACIÓN BANCO SANTANDER
Fundación Banco Santander has donated EUR 250,000 through its Santander Ayuda programme to 11 small and medium-sized NGOs that are helping Ukrainian refugees arriving in Spain.