Final TLAC ratios will impact on Spanish sector revenues by around 4%

The Financial Stability Board (FSB) published information on the Total Loss Absorbing Capacity (TLAC) requirements for 2019 and 2022, which will be presented at the G-20 meeting later this month. Finally the TLAC ratio will be at the low end of expectations (16% and 18% respectively in those two years).

Banco Santander net profit up 24% in H1’2015

Spain’s biggest bank released its 2Q2015 results on Thursday, showing a 24% rise in net attributable profit to EUR 3.426 billion in the first half  from a year earlier. All of Santander’s ten core markets posted an increase in profits, with the three largest, Spain,  the United Kingdom and Brazil, registering particularly significant rises.

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Santander share price returns to €7 territory

MADRID | April 8, 2015 | By Fernando G. UrbanejaEarlier this year, Santander announced a capital increase of €7 billion through an accelerated book building offer to institutional investors at a 12% discount on the traded share price, which was between €6-€7. Within hours, the new shares were sold and existing shareholders were left as bystanders once they had authorised the board to waive their preferential subscription rights.

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Analysis: Fed delivers a scathing blow to Santander bank

MADRID | March 13, 2015 | By JP Marín ArreseThe quantitative test conducted under the Dodd-Frank Act showed a comfortable capital cushion for all eligible banks. Yet both Santander and Deustche Bank subsidiaries blatantly failed the qualitative review undertaken by the Fed under the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR). In short, the banking supervisor considered their capital plans and risk management to be utterly inconsistent. It has delivered a damaging blow that should prompt swift action to redress such an appalling outcome. Santander has already announced a major overhaul in its US banking arm, but the Group as a whole badly needs to address its failures. 

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Santander’s bold move

MADRID | By J.P. Marín Arrese | Santander´s management has provided little explanation for the huge 10% capital increase launched last week. The official announcement vaguely notes the need to seize new opportunities when economic prospects are improving. Can we bet on such a promising outlook when so many uncertainties prevail in Europe? It doesn’t seem very convincing. Rumours on potential take-overs also seem rather odd, as raising cash before entering a bid will only serve to increase the final bill. It makes more sense to gauge this move as a means aimed at buttressing the bank´s own funds.