Santander

Santander’s CRA rating upgraded to ‘outstanding’

02/19/21

The Boston-based bank said the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency gave it the highest grade possible on its most recent Community Reinvestment Act examination. Santander had received a “needs to improve” grade in 2017 and had a “satisfactory” rating in 2018.

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Santander Bank to open Miami branch

10/02/20

With its first branch outside the Northeast U.S., the unit of Spanish banking giant Banco Santander wants to reach international clients who are familiar with the brand.

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Santander Bank ATMs hit with prepaid card fraud

08/19/20

Dozens of suspects were reportedly arrested for allegedly using prepaid cards to illegally withdraw large sums of cash.

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Software for detecting financial crime is in high demand. Here’s why.

07/15/20

Banks' fear of big penalties, the changing tactics of nimble criminals and a greater openness among regulators to new approaches are among the factors driving big investments.

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With virus hastening online push, does Amazon-like future await banks?

06/26/20

Ezequiel Szafir, CEO of Banco Santander's digital-only Openbank, sees banks of the future looking increasingly like Amazon.com — with online storefronts for financial products.

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Bank stocks slump on Fed forecast; Quicken going public

06/12/20

Financials drop 8.2% on prediction of low rates through 2022 and dim economic outlook; the largest mortgage originator and a top challenger to traditional lenders has filed what may end up being the year's largest initial public offering.

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Virus delays First BanCorp’s acquisition of Santander’s Puerto Rico unit

05/01/20

The deal was expected to close this summer, but First BanCorp said a regulatory review is hitting snags.

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HSBC, Santander outpace rivals in boosting loan-loss provisions

04/28/20

The two lenders are being more aggressive than other European banks in putting a price on the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

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Fed goes all in; Santander chief takes pay cut

03/24/20

The Fed announced several new lending facilities and virtually “unlimited” purchases of Treasury bonds; Ana Botín will donate the money to a coronavirus fund.

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Santander names Habis head of consumer, business banking

03/12/20

Habis, who joins the bank from MUFG Union Bank, will replace Michael Cleary, who left Santander last fall and recently joined Wells Fargo.

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