Banco Santander: customer numbers globally 2012-2019

Between 2018 and 2019, the Banco Santander Group increased by one million customers worldwide. In 2019, the Spanish giant had approximately196 thousand employees, across nearly12 thousand branches looking after the needs of its customers globally. As of 2019, Banco Santander’s largest contributor to the company's profit was Europe.

Banking population in Europe

In 2018, the overall banking population in Europe was just under 400 million individuals across 6.1 thousand banks operating inside the EU28 countries. The Russian Sberbank alone boasted more than 150 million customers globally.

Santander embraces FinTech

Compared to several other European banks, Banco Santander Group has chosen to embrace the digitally focused future of the financial sector. Through acquisition, investment and mergers the Spanish bank have embraced FinTech companies more than any other of Europe’s leading banks. To find out more about the European banking sector and the rise of online only banks you can read the DossierPlus report.

Global number of customers at Banco Santander from 2012 to 2019

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2012 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Data for earlier years published in annual reports by the same source.

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