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Banco Santander says not looking to buy any more assets in Poland
Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016 05:16am EDT 

Banco Santander Sa :Says not looking to buy any more assets in Poland.  Full Article

Banco Santander says would study purchase of Novo Banco in event of sale
Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016 04:44am EDT 

Banco Santander : CEO Jose Antonio Alvarez says Santander would look into purchase of Novo Banco if Portugal proceeds with a sell-off . "We are analyzing all the alternatives in our principal markets and Portugal is one of those. If a formal process were to begin, we would study it," Alvarez told a news conference. .Portugal is studying various ways of selling Novo Banco, after rescuing it in 2014, including the direct sale to one bidder via the ongoing bidding process or by offering stakes to one or more institutions. [nS8N12P03H].  Full Article

BZ WBK board member sees Q4 net profit down 10 pct y/y
Wednesday, 26 Oct 2016 04:15am EDT 

Bank Zachodni WBK SA : The net profit of Poland's third-largest bank by assets, BZ WBK, will likely fall by 10 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter, management board member Eamonn Crowley told a news conference on Wednesday. . BZ WBK earlier on Wednesday reported a 10 percent annual fall in its third-quarter net profit reflecting the impact of a bank tax imposed earlier this year. . Crowley also said the bank's ambition is to post a rise in next year's profit, despite that the lender expects a decline in the combined sector profit in 2017. . "Our ambition is to raise (our) profit" Crowley said. . BZ WBK is a unit of Spain's Banco Santander . Further company coverage: [BZW.WA] (Reporting by Marcin Goclowski; Writing by Marcin Goettig) ((marcin.goettig@thomsonreuters.com;)).  Full Article

Santander Holdings provides update on form 10-Q filing
Tuesday, 30 Aug 2016 01:00pm EDT 

Santander Holdings USA Inc. : Provides Update On Form 10-Q filing . Santander holdings USA, inc. Provides update on form 10-Q filing . Will be delayed in filing of its quarterly report on form 10-Q for quarter ended June 30, 2016 beyond August 22 extended filing date . Reviewed all critical relationships, does not foresee a material interruption in or change to normal business activities .Accounting matters relate only to non-cash items in financial statements.  Full Article

Polish regulator seeks opinion on extra capital for BZ WBK
Thursday, 11 Aug 2016 05:14am EDT 

Poland's BZ WBK bank : Poland's financial regulator KNF has asked the macroeconomic stability body KSF to give an opinion on whether to recognise Poland's third-largest bank BZ WBK, a unit of Spain's Banco Santander , as a "systemically important institution" and require it hold a capital buffer equal to 0.50 percent of its risk exposure, the bank said on Thursday. .The bank has not received any information about the date of implementation of the capital buffer and its impact on minimum capital adequacy ratios, it said in a statement..  Full Article

Santander to focus on organic growth, will look at M&A opportunities
Wednesday, 27 Jul 2016 04:44am EDT 

Spain's Santander : Says it is focused on organic growth, but will look into M&A opportunities in key markets . Says may look in to potential purchase of RBS branches, but no decision has been taken . Says expects non-performing loans in Brazil to peak in the second half of 2017 .Says it is much more comfortable that it will pass next year's stress tests in the United States.  Full Article

Poland's BZ WBK sees profit rise in 2016 before one-offs, tax
Wednesday, 27 Jul 2016 02:00am EDT 

Bank Zachodni WBK : Poland's third largest lender by assets, Banco Santander unit BZ WBK, expects to post net profit rise this year excluding one-offs and a newly implemented bank tax. . "Regarding 2016 results we believe we will deliver growth, outperforming the sector, excluding one-offs, bank tax and other things," BZ WBK acting CEO Gerry Byrne told news conference. Further company coverage: [BZW.WA] (Reporting by Marcin Goclowski; Writing by Adrian Krajewski) ((adrian.krajewski@thomsonreuters.com;)).  Full Article

Spain's Santander says H1 net interest income 15.2 bln eur
Wednesday, 27 Jul 2016 01:15am EDT 

Spain's Santander : Says first half attributible net profit was 2.911 billion euros ($3.20 billion) . Says second quarter ordinary net profit was 1.6 billion euros . Says second quarter net interest income was 7.6 billion euros . Says first half net interest income was 15.2 billion euros . Says fully-loaded core tier 1 capital ratio was 10.36 percent at end-June versus 10.27 percent end-March . Says return on tangible equity (ROTE) was 11.09 percent at the end of June versus 11.1 percent in end of March . Says non-performing loans were 4.29 percent at the end of June versus 4.33 percent end-March . Says it keeps its target to increase cash dividend by 10 percent in 2016, total dividend by 5 percent .Says it is on track to meet fully-loaded core capital end-of-2018 target of above 11 percent.  Full Article

Santander Consumer USA says appoints William Rainer as board chairman
Tuesday, 12 Jul 2016 06:15am EDT 

Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc - : Santander Consumer USA Holdings announces appointment of William Rainer as board chairman .Blythe Masters has resigned from board to take on a new role with Banco Santander, S.A. as group senior advisor on blockchain.  Full Article

S&P - Various U.K. Bank outlooks revised due to potential economic deterioration following Brexit vote
Thursday, 7 Jul 2016 09:33am EDT 

S&P : S&P - Various U.K. Bank outlooks revised due to potential economic deterioration following Brexit vote . S&P - Revised to negative from stable the outlooks on Barclays PLC and Barclays Bank Plc (including its core subsidiaries) . S&P - Revised to stable from positive our outlook on U.K.-Based NOHC The Royal Bank Of Scotland Group PLC (RBSG) . S&P - Affirmed the long- and short-term counterparty credit ratings on Santander UK Group Holdings PLC . S&P - Affirmed the long- and short-term counterparty credit ratings on Standard Chartered PLC and its rated bank subsidiaries . S&P - "Revised view based on outcome of the Brexit Vote, which we expect will reduce consumer confidence and the demand for credit in the near term" . S&P - See UK banks' strengthened capital, liquidity, funding profiles provide flexibility to manage extended period of economic , market uncertainty . S&P - "Believe that the U.K. economy is now entering a correction phase" Source - http://bit.ly/29qhzUN (Bengaluru Newsroom; +1 646 223 8780).  Full Article

Banco Santander fined 1 mln euros for failing to stop money laundering

MADRID, Nov 28 Spain's Santander has been fined 1 million euros ($1.1 million) for its "serious failure" to prevent money laundering through an account held by the property group Rumasa between 2007 and 2011, the Spanish Supreme Court said on Monday.