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Spanish banks plan further branch closures to boost profitability

July 30, 2021

Over the past 10 years, almost 21,000 branches have closed in Spain. By comparison Germany has closed 14,000, while Italy has shuttered 10,000.

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Supporting Spain's resilient recovery

July 19, 2021

Spain has a unique opportunity to rebuild its economy in a greener, more robust way.

Is there a clear path ahead for Spain’s recovery?

May 17, 2021

Spain is pinning its hopes on EU recovery funds to boost its economy, but it faces a number of challenges. 

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Bankia-CaixaBank tie-up shows how size matters

March 22, 2021

José Ignacio Goirigolzarri, executive chairman of CaixaBank, on coming out of retirement to help the Spanish economy out of a tricky situation.

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Spanish banks on consolidation trail

March 1, 2021

Spanish banks have exhibited resilience in the face of the pandemic, but an uncertain future is leading many to seek mergers.

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Tourism slump deals Spain a body blow

March 1, 2021

Spain is reeling from a huge drop in tourism revenues as a result of the pandemic. 

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Spain pushing ahead with post-pandemic reforms

February 12, 2021

Digital and green reforms are central to recovery plan, says economy minister Nadia Calviño.

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Consolidation in Spain: Unicaja-Liberbank tie-up adds to trend

January 11, 2021

Merger set to create Spain’s fifth largest bank and follows approval of union between Bankia and CaixaBank.

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Spanish banks 'face asset quality slump’ in 2021

November 5, 2020

Government support has mitigated credit risks but impact of Covid-19 second wave likely to ramp up pressure on lenders, says DBRS Morningstar.

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Behind the numbers in Spain's banking mega-merger

October 2, 2020

CaixaBank-Bankia union will create country's biggest bank with 20 million customers and 24% market share in deposits.

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