Please note that this information is no longer up to date due to the huge reforms and fusions taking place in the banking sector at the moment in Spain. We will update it shortly.
The Santander Bank is Spain's most important private bank and its network of branches, stakes in other banks and take-overs extends well beyond the Spanish borders, to Portugal, Britain (see article about Banco Santander take-over of British bank Abbey National) and further afield to Latin America and the USA.
The Santander offers bank services in a range of currencies to its international clients. It offers an online bank which, to be honest, still doesn't work as smoothly as it could. And it offers mortgages in different currencies too although not very competetive rates compared to other Spanish banks.
The Santander Bank has a good home banking
system which non-residents in Spain may find useful. Customers dial a telephone
number and can carry out a full range of transactions or ask to be given information
about their bank account. This service has what the bank calls "international
advisers" who speak English and German to non-Spanish-speaking customers.
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|Latest news on the property market in Spain Selection of news articles related to the real estate market here.|
|Mortgages in Spain, a brief introduction to the Spanish mortgage market, how it works and interest rates in Spain|
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|Property taxes in Spain, description of taxes involved in purchasing property and yearly property taxes in Spain.|
|Useful Spanish vocab for buying a house - you should learn at least the basic terms. Check out our pronunciation guide too.|
|Renting property in Spain - if you want to buy to rent, then read this section and our free notice board of property to rent in Spain.|
|Spanish lawyers - information on lawyers fees in Spain for property transactions|
|Houses for sale in Spain - take a look at the kind of houses available. Or check out our free Spain property for sale board.|