Banco Santander

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Banco Santander SA
Sociedad Anónima
Industry Finance and Insurance
Founded 1857
Headquarters Santander, Spain
Key people
Ana Patricia Botín, Chairwoman
José Antonio Álvarez, Chief executive
Products Financial Services
Parent Santander Group
Subsidiaries Openbank

Banco Santander (Spanish: [ˈbaŋko santanˈdeɾ]) is a Spanish bank, and the principal subsidiary of the Santander Group. The bank was established in Santander in 1857.

Santander also operates an online bank, branded Openbank.

In December 2012, the Santander Group announced that it would merge Banesto and Banco BANIF into Banco Santander, purchasing the remaining 10% of Banesto it did not already own.[1]


  1. ^ "Santander absorbs Banesto and Banif and shuts branches". BBC News. 17 December 2012. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 

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