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Banco Santander - statistics & facts

Initially created to facilitate trade between the Port of Santander in Northern Spain and Latin America, Banco Santander was incorporated in 1857. During more than 160 years of operating, the Spanish bank has continually grown, both through acquisition, and expansion of services and operation. Banco Santander is now not only the largest bank in Spain, but also the fifth largest bank in Europe, in terms of total assets. The bank employs around 191,000 individuals, and has around 11,200 branches operating worldwide.

How many customers do Santander have?

In 2020, the Spanish banking giant had more customers than any other European bank. Their customer number grew by almost 46 million between 2012 and 2020, reaching a total number of 148 million customers worldwide in 2020. Though the bank is headquartered in Europe, more specifically in Boadilla del Monte in Spain, their highest number of customers are in Brazil, followed by the United Kingdom. The number of Brazilian customers was over 48 million in 2020, accounting for almost one third of their total customer number.

Santander’s environmental commitment

In 2019, Santander joined a growing number of the world's largest banks in making a financial commitment to sustainable financing and investments to help projects, technologies, and clean energies in delivering on the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Banco Santander's goal is to facilitate and mobilize 120 billion euros of green finance between 2019 and 2025. Between 2019 and 2030 the bank aims for the level of green finance to reach 220 billion euros. In 2020, Banco Santander reached more than 30 billion in green finance, with the majority in project finance advisory and lending as well as mergers and acquisitions.

Interesting statistics

In the following 5 chapters, you will quickly find the 26 most important statistics relating to "Banco Santander".


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