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  • Rank67
  • Previous Rank73
  • CEO
    Jose Antonio Alvarez
  • Address
    Av. De Cantabria, Madrid 28660
  • Website
  • Industry
    Banks: Commercial and Savings

Spain’s largest bank, and one of the largest in Europe, Banco Santander has rebounded from the economic crisis in its home country. Profits are rising, and scion Ana Botin, who took over last year from her late father, is shaking up management. She has also raised capital and improved the bank’s financial condition. Auto lending in the U.S. has been a bright spot. But Botin will have to make amends with U.S. banking regulators, who have failed the Spanish bank’s U.S. division twice on its stress tests. She will also have to deal with an uncertain Brazilian and Latin American economy, where Santander has traditionally been strong.

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Company Information

Jose Antonio Alvarez
Banks: Commercial and Savings
HQ Location
Madrid, Spain
Years on List21
Figures prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standards.

Key Financials (last fiscal year)

($ Millions)% change

Profits as a % of

Profit as % of Revenues7.7%
Profits as % of Assets0.5%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity7%