Total assets of Banco Santander 2001-2019

Banco Santander has seen the growth of its total assets more than quadruple between 2001 and 2019. During this period, total assets grew from 358 billion euros in 2001 to over 1.52 trillion euros in 2019. During the same period, attributable profit to the bank more than tripled.

Employees and branches

The number of bank branches for the Banco Santander Group fluctuated globally between 2012 and 2019. The Spanish bank employs 196 thousand staff and has a customer base that grew by one million between 2018 and 2019. As of the end of 2019, there were almost 4.4 thousand Banco Santander branches in Spain. Despite Spain having the largest number of Santander branches in Europe, the UK boasted having more customers, second only to Brazil on a global scale.

Santander focuses its operations

Compared to other leading European banks, the Banco Santander Group operates in far less countries globally. In 2018, the French bank BNP Paribas operated in more than four times as many countries worldwide than Banco Santander. In fact, the Spanish bank operates in less countries than any of the other top ten leading European banks.

Total assets of Banco Santander from 2001 to 2019

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2001 to 2019

Supplementary notes

The figures were rounded. Earlier data published in annual reports by the same source.

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