Employee figures of Banco Santander 2012-2019

The Banco Santander group saw a two-year increase in employment between 2016 and 2018 before dropping in 2019. There were approximately 187 thousand people employed by Banco Santander group globally in 2012. As of 2019 the total number of global employees at the Banco Santander group reached almost 199.5 thousand employees.

Europe’s largest banks in employment

The Banco Santander group is the fifth largest bank in Europe in terms of total assets. In 2018, Europe’s largest bank HSBC employed approximately 235 thousand employees worldwide. France’s largest bank, and Europe’s second largest bank (assets) BNP Paribas employed only slightly more staff than Banco Santander.

Santander’s standings in Europe

As of May 2019, the Spanish giant was the second largest bank in Europe for market capitalization, had the fourth highest market share in gross mortgage lending and in tier one capital. Banco Santander leads in Europe in terms of financing of FinTech companies as the company looks to be embracing digital start-ups and disruptors to lead the bank into a digital future. External links:

Total number of employees of Banco Santander globally 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. Includes both full and part time employees.

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