Employee figures of Banco Santander 2012-2018

The Banco Santander group has seen a two-year increase in employment between 2016 and 2018. There were approximately 187 thousand people employed by Banco Santander group globally in 2012, almost 16 thousand compared to the latest figures. As of 2018 the total number of global employees at the Banco Santander group reached over 202.7 thousand employees, the largest amount during this time period.

Europe’s largest banks in employment

The Banco Santander group is the fifth largest bank in Europe in terms of total assets. In 2018, Europe’s largest bank HSBC employed approximately 235 thousand employees worldwide. France’s largest bank, and Europe’s second largest bank (assets) BNP Paribas employed less than a thousand more staff than Banco Santander.

Santander’s standings in Europe

As of May 2018, the Spanish giant was the second largest bank in Europe for market capitalization, had the fourth highest market share in gross lending and in tier one capital. Banco Santander leads in Europe in terms of financing of FinTech companies as the company looks to be embracing digital start-ups and disruptors to lead the bank into a digital future. External links:

Total number of employees of Banco Santander globally from 2012 to 2018

Number of employees
2018202,713
2017202,251
2016188,492
2015193,863
2014185,405
2013182,958
2012186,763
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

Europe

Survey time period

2012 to 2018

Supplementary notes

Data for earlier years published in annual reports by the same source.

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