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Santander UK would now have a word about those Vickers reforms

LONDON | Chancellor of the British Treasury George Osborne confirmed Monday afternoon what Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, had announce the day before on BBC’s Andrew Marr Show: that the Vickers report will be forced on to all banking institutions in the United Kingdom. “Our big banks were at the very centre of the financial crisis, what the Europeans call Anglo-Saxon financial capitalism. It needs reform.” The next weeks will be…


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Santander Consumer Finance signs joint venture with Chinese JAC

Santander Consumer Finance has signed in Hefei, Anhui Province, an agreement with Chinese car manufacturer Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Co., Ltd (JAC) to create an independent company to provide auto financing in the Chinese market. Under the accord, Santander Consumer Finance and JAC will each have a 50% stake in the new company and will each name three members to the board of directors. The consumer finance unit of Banco Santander…


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Emilio Botín, the first banker to open a branch in a ‘favela’

In the last seven years in Brazil, 46 millions of poor people have become middle class and it is expected that 19 millions more can also improve their purchasing power by 2014. Banco Santander is the third private bank in Brazil, following Itaú and Bradesco, and the first opening a branch in a ‘favela’, Alemao, the most dangerous in Rio de Janerio. The daily Expansión had the scoop: “The opening…



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“BBVA, Santander up with the four most solvent European banks”

In a report that analyzed the fifty largest financial groups in Europe, the risk agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) ranking highlights credit grades awarded to each of them. In the classification, the two Spanish giants BBVA and Santander appear in the top positions. El Economista informs that “They occupy third and fourth steps respectively, based on the quality of their rating.” Of course, both still face the threat of a downgrade if the…


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"BBVA, Santander up with the four most solvent European banks"

In a report that analyzed the fifty largest financial groups in Europe, the risk agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) ranking highlights credit grades awarded to each of them. In the classification, the two Spanish giants BBVA and Santander appear in the top positions. El Economista informs that “They occupy third and fourth steps respectively, based on the quality of their rating.” Of course, both still face the threat of a downgrade if the…