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Spain’s banks prepare for an uncertain future

November 9, 2022

The Spanish banking sector is facing a number of headwinds, including inflationary pressure, a proposed government windfall tax and macroeconomic uncertainties, but market analysts are generally optimistic about the banks’ future profitability. 

Bankinter shines brightest among Spain’s banks

July 4, 2022

Spain’s banking sector is on a steady course in its recovery, but improving profitability is the biggest challenge facing Spanish lenders.


Spain’s banks ponder organic growth versus M&As

March 24, 2022

An aggressive process of M&A activity among Spanish banks has radically reshaped the country’s financial services map. But now lenders are focused on expanding organically, although some believe further consolidation remains a viable option. 

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Spain’s banks bounce back from pandemic

March 15, 2022

The Spanish banking sector has rebounded strongly from the pandemic, posting strong results for 2021. However, uncertainties remain over inflationary pressures and the evolution of interest rates. 

Kutxabank leads Spain’s banks towards recovery

September 1, 2021

Banks reacted smartly to Spain’s sharp contraction in growth last year — with the resulting numbers showing that they are nicely positioned for the future.


New blood at Sabadell bets big on digital

August 17, 2021

The appointment of César González-Bueno as CEO of Spain’s fourth biggest bank highlights the lender’s focus on digital banking. 

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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