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Norges Bank Unveils A 3% Stake In Banco Santander

Norges Bank, the Norwegian bank in charge of managing the country’s sovereign wealth fund, has revealed a 3.006% stake in Banco Santander, a percentage it controls directly. This is according to the notification it sent Thursday to the National Securities Market Commission (CNMV). Norges Bank’s stake in Santander consists of direct control of 513.4 million shares which, at Thursday’s closing price of EUR 2.69 per share, implies a total value…


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Santander’s Q1 Attributable Profit stood at EUR 2.543 Billion, 58% up yr-on-yr

Banco Santander obtained an attributable profit of 2.543 billion euros in the first quarter of this year, 58% more than a year earlier, when the bank took a 530 million charge for restructuring costs. Ordinary profit, which excludes that impact, rose 19%, the bank told the Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV) on Tuesday.Santander is confident it will achieve the 2022 targets it announced in February: revenue growth of around…


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Santander’s objective to cut €1 Bn of costs in Europe in 2020-2022 facing difficulties

Norbolsa | The bank has confirmed it expects it will be difficult to reach its objective of cutting 1 billion euros of costs in Europe in the period 2020-2022. Despite the measures put in place (restructuring of the network and workforce exits), the strong uptick in inflation will act as a drag on meeting this goal, with particular impact in Spain and Poland. In spite of this, however, Santander expects…


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Santander Creates A Platform To Invest In Renewable Energies Called Santander Green Investment

Banco Santander has created a company to acquire and invest in renewable energy projects in Spain that are in the development and construction phase, called Santander Green Investment, announced last week.Through the new platform, the entity will take equity stakes in renewable energy companies. So far, Santander has acquired stakes in nine solar photovoltaic and wind power projects in Spain from different developers. The total capacity is approximately 500 megawatts,…


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Banco Santander Reports Attributable Profit Of €8.124 Billion For 2021

Banco Santander achieved an attributable profit of €8,124 million in 2021, which compares to an attributable loss of €8,771 billion in 2020, when the bank made a non-cash adjustment to the valuation of goodwill and deferred tax assets (DTAs). The 2021 attributable profit is 25% higher in current euros than in 2019, before covid. Excluding net charges of €530 million for restructuring costs already announced in Q1 2021, underlying profit…


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Santander Kicks Off Debt Issues; UK Places £500 M And Consumer €750 M

BancaMarch | On Monday, the Spanish bank kicked off its activitiy in the debt market for this year. Specifically, the lender called on the investment community in order to raise 1.350 billion euros in funding for its consumer finance business, Santander Consumer, and its subsidiary in the UK. In the case of Santander Consumer, it issued senior debt with a 5-year maturity at 0.586%, 50 bp over the midswap index,…


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Santander Joins The Blockchain Revolution With Bitcoin-Linked Funds

Fernando Alberca | Santander does not want to miss out on the bitcoin boom and other cryptographic projects either. The Spanish bank is finally betting on the Blockchain revolution through funds referenced to bitcoin and, perhaps, to other major cryptocurrencies. These ETFs will most likely be futures ETFs, which does not involve buying bitcoin or cryptocurrencies, to back the fund, in the style of the two ETFs (ProShares and Valkyrie)…


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Santander Announces A Cash Dividend Of 4.85 Euro Cents Per Share And A Share Buyback Equivalent To €841 Million

The board of Banco Santander announced today its decision to make an interim distribution from 2021 earnings through a cash dividend and share buyback amounting to a total value c.€1.7 billion -equivalent to 40% of underlying profit for the first half of 2021. The board’s decision has been taken in view of the lifting of the European Central Bank (ECB) recommendation that has limited shareholder remuneration until 30 September 2021…


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Santander Buys 20% Of Santander Consumer USA For $2.48 billion

Banco Santander has reached an agreement to buy the 20% it did not control of Santander Consumer USA at a price of 41.50 dollars per share in cash (its initial proposal was 39 dollars), a premium of 14% over the closing price on 1 July, the day before the announcement of its first offer, made through its US holding company SHUSA, which will finally pay 2.48 billion dollars (about 2.1…


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A Santander-BBVA Merger Would Be Lower Risk Than Other European Banking Operations, According To A&M Firm

A hypothetical merger between Banco Santander and BBVA would mean the largest merger in European banking. It would also have a high return on investment and low integration risk, according to the services firm Alvarez & Marsal and reported by Europa Press. In its latest report called ‘The Pulse of European Banking’, the firm has analysed merger and acquisition opportunities amongst the major European banks in terms of investor return,…