sale of Banco Popular effects

Santander’s 2H18 attributable profit rises by 4 %

Spanish Banks Still Reducing Their Balance Sheet, To 224% of GDP from 234% Last Year

Adjustments to the number of employees and branches in the sector continue, despite the fact that the deleveraging of the private sector seems to be coming to an end. Spanish banks are feeling the effects of the resolution and sale of Banco Popular in June 2017 and posted after-tax losses of €3.92 billion for the year, although it achieved further improvements in solvency and asset quality.