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:

  • Removing fees on all permitted transfers to Ukraine from Europe.
  • Making an initial donation of €1 million to the Red Cross and UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, and matching additional donations from employees.
  • Suspending account and card fees for Ukrainian customers in Poland and providing, charge-free use of ATMs and ongoing access to cash in branches and via ATMs.

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.

  • Poland’s Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego has opened a special account for the National Bank of Ukraine to receive donations in aid to Ukraine. Funds can be transferred to Account No. 91113000070080239435200002
    Transfer title: Support for Ukraine

  • Santander Poland Fundation
    Bank account: 53 1090 1056 0000 0001 4750 0104

For foreign transfers: SWIFT Code: WBKPPLPP

  • ACNUR 
    Bizum: 04893
    Bank account: ES98 0049 0001 5323 1183 4312

  • Cruz Roja
    Bizum: 33512
    Bank account: ES44 0049 0001 5321 1002 2225

Donations in humanitarian aid to Ukraine can be sent from the UK through the British Red Cross and the UNHCR.

  • Red Cross
    Bank account: IBAN PT50 0018 0008 02474889020 33


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.


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 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.