Santander has put on sale a portfolio, known as Apple, of €6 Bn of housing assets, and hopes to close the agreement on their transfer this month. Last summer, just after acquiring Banco Popular, Santander agreed to sell to Blackstone €30 Bn worth of housing assets originating in Popular.
Banco Santander 2017 results
Banco Santander announced earlier this week that it posted profits of 6.619 billion euros in 2017, up 7% from a year earlier: BBVA published its results yesterday, with profits rising 1.3% year-on-year to 3.519 billion. Ten years on, have the two banks recovered from the global financial crisis?