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400 Emerging Technologies or EmTech Scholarships to be Offered by Santander and MIT Professional Education

Banco Santander (NYSE: SAN) (via Santander Universities) and MIT Professional Education are providing 400 “Santander Tech | Emerging Technologies Program by MIT Professional Education” scholarships “geared at courses related to in-demand technologies such as blockchain, AI, and cybersecurity in a job market dominated by digitalization… Read More

Santander Introduces “Green” Sustainable Payment Cards in Spain

Banco Santander (NYSE: SAN) has started to introduce its sustainable payment cards, which are reportedly made with recycled material. The cards are being rolled out in Spain. Santander had previously launched the “One Card” design in Poland and Portugal. The financial institution plans to have… Read More

Infosys Finacle and Santander UK Introduce Global Cash Management Solution as Part of Digital Transformation Strategy

Infosys Finacle, which is part of EdgeVerve Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Infosys (NSE, BSE, NYSE: INFY), and Santander UK, recently revealed that they’ve introduced  Santander UK’s global cash management platform as part of the institution’s digital transformation efforts. Santander Global Connect is a newly-developed… Read More

Santander Says They Have Stopped Payments to Binance for Customers’ Protection

Following the announcement from Barclays that it would no longer allow transfers to the world’s largest crypto exchange Binance, Santander has announced it will do the same. As posted on the Santander website, the bank explains: We’re stopping payments to Binance for your protection We… Read More

Fintech focused Mouro Capital Joins Mexico’s Digital Freight Forwarder Nowports $16M Series A

Mouro Capital, a VC fund that’s mainly focused on Fintech companies and related businesses and backed by Banco Santander (BME: SAN), has reportedly joined Mexico’s digital freight forwarder Nowports’ $16 million Series A round. Nowports is notably Mouro Capital’s first investment in the logistics sector, an… Read More

Crypto Risk Management Solution Provider Elliptic Completes Pilot with Santander on Detecting Suspicious Activity

Elliptic, the leader in crypto-asset risk management solutions, revealed on Tuesday (June 22, 2021) that it has completed a pilot with Banco Santander in identifying or detecting suspicious activity linked to digital assets. As mentioned in a release, this pilot is “helping Santander understand the… Read More

Barclays, Lloyds, NatWest, Santander, and HSBC to Share Single Bank Branch Location in Small UK Towns

The COVID-19 outbreak has led to nationwide lockdowns and other measures being taken to limit in-person contact in order to prevent the further spread of the virus. Many more individual consumers and businesses are conducting transactions online and are trying to avoid visiting physical locations…. Read More

TransferWise Competitor PagoFX from Santander Bank to Provide Cross-Border Payments Services in Belgium

Banco Santander S.A. (Santander Group) (BME:SAN), the world’s 16th-largest banking institution and financial services company based in Madrid, introduced PagoFX, its international payments application for UK customers, in April 2020. Santander’s TransferWise competitor PagoFX is now set to expand its coverage into Belgium. There will… Read More

Banco Santander Is Reportedly Planning to Shut Down Up to 1,000 Branches, May Cut 4,000 Jobs

Banco Santander S.A. (Santander Group) (BME:SAN), the world’s 16th-largest banking institution and financial services company based in Madrid, has been focused on cost-cutting measures in order to deal with the economic challenges created by the COVID-19 pandemic. Banco Santander along with other Spanish lenders are… Read More

Santander Launches New Banking Account “Santander One”

Santander Bank announced on Friday the launch of Santander One, which is a new simple banking account with service plans through subscription. The banking group revealed it customized the account for individuals and companies with free essential services for loyal customers and offers the possibility… Read More

Santander Bank Partners With Correos to Provide Basic Financial Services in Spain

Santander Bank recently announced it has signed a deal with Correos to provide services in Spain. The agreement will allow the banking group to provide services at a total of 4,675 Correos offices from the first quarter of 2021, with Santander’s basic financial services reaching… Read More

Santander Completes 50.1% Stake in UK Fintech Ebury After £350 million Investment

Spain-based Banco Santander (Santander Group), a multinational commercial bank and financial services company, announced this week it has completed its purchase of a 50.1% stake in Ebury, a UK-based Fintech firm that offers corporate banking services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that trade internationally,… Read More

Financial Giant Santander Group Is in the Final Stages of Introducing Cross-Border Payments Service, PagoFX

Banco Santander S.A. (Santander Group) (BME:SAN), the world’s 16th-largest banking institution and financial services company based in Madrid, is reportedly in the final stages of introducing its new Fintech spinout PagoFX, which will compete with leading cross-border money transfer service provider, TransferWise. Sifted reported that… Read More

Banco Santandar Brasil Sells Superdigital to Banco Santandar Spain

Santander has shuffled the deck a bit when it comes to a Fintech acquired back in 2016. According to a public document Banco Santandar Brasil has sold Superdigital (formerly ContaSuper) to Banco Santander Spain. The Fintech was sold for R $ 270 million or about… Read More

Santander Set to Acquire Merchant Service Company Elavon México

Santander Group announced on Monday it has entered into an agreement to acquire merchant payment solutions company Elavon México. Santander reported that it will be acquiring Elavon México for a total of 1,600 million (approximately USD 86 million and EUR 79 million) and Elavon México… Read More

Online Travel Company Despegar Launches Co-Branded Credit Card in Brazil Through Partnership With Santander & Visa

Despegar (NYSE: DESP), an online travel company in Latin America, recently announced its Brazilian subsidiary Decolar launched a co-branded credit card in partnership with Visa Inc. and Banco Santander (Brasil) S.A. for the Brazilian market. Despegar reported that a special feature of this new card… Read More

Santander Appoints Apple’s Trish Burgess As Head of Peer-to-Peer Payments

Santander announced on Thursday it has appointed Trish Burgess as its new Head of Peer-to-Peer Payments. Santander reported that the appointment supports the bank’s commitment to providing customers with “best-in-class payment solutions” as part of its digital transformation. According to Santander, Burgess joins the Santander team… Read More

Generation Z Still Listens to Parents When Selecting Banking Service Providers, Not Too Eager to Try Challenger Banks: Report

While it might be true that young people like to use innovative cell phone apps to streamline their daily activities, reports suggest that fancy software alone won’t necessarily help challenger banks when trying to attract business from Generation Z customers. This, according to a newly… Read More

Banco Santander Acquires Controlling Stake in London-based Fintech Ebury for £350 Million

Madrid-based Banco Santander (Santander Group), a multinational commercial bank and financial services company, will be acquiring a 50.1% stake in Ebury for £350 million (appr. $450.9 million). Ebury is a London-based Fintech firm that offers corporate banking services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) that… Read More

Digital Asset Platform Securitize Raises $14 Million in Funding Round led by Santander, Mitsubishi & Nomura

Digital asset issuance and management platform Securitize has raised $14 million in a funding round led by three big multinational banks: Banco Santander (InnoVentures), MUFG (Mitsubishi’s VC arm) and Nomura Holdings. The investment is a solid recognition of the growing relevance of digitization of securities… Read More

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