Santander

Banco Santander is one of the oldest banks on the planet. It was founded in 1857.

The Santander Group is a Spanish banking group centered on Banco Santander, S.A. and is the largest bank in the eurozone by market value. It is one of the largest banks in the world in terms of market capitalization. As its name suggests, the company originated in Santander, Cantabria, Spain.

The group has expanded since 2000 through a number of acquisitions, with operations across Europe, Latin America, North America and Asia. Many subsidiaries, such as Abbey National, have been rebranded under the Santander name.

The company is a component of the Euro Stoxx 50 stock market index. In April 2013, Santander was ranked as 43rd in the Forbes Global 2000 list of the world’s largest companies.

April 12th, 2018

The service will be powered by the Ripple’s xCurrent distributed ledger technology which facilitates same day global payments.

February 5th, 2018

Santander will soon be launching a mobile app in Q1 2018 for instant payments powered with Ripple’s xCurrent technology.

May 23rd, 2017

R3 CEV aims to raise $150 million with the third tranche of fundraising round scheduled for later this year.

April 28th, 2017

JP Morgan has announced its exit from the bank blockchain consortium, thus becoming the latest banking giant to leave the initiative.

February 28th, 2017

J.P. Morgan, Chase, Intel, Microsoft, Banco Santander and other firms have established an alliance to develop solutions for financial companies using Ethereum blockchain.

Microsoft, JP Morgan, Santander and Others to Form an Enterprise Ethereum Alliance
February 14th, 2017

The cooperation is expected to contribute significantly to the overall development of Ethereum.

November 26th, 2016

A blockchain startup R3 CEV is going to raise $150 million in its first funding round and some of its original members have already expressed their intention to invest.

November 24th, 2016

Morgan Stanley can follow Goldman and Santander that have recently unveiled their plans to leave R3 consortium.

November 22nd, 2016

R3 CEV is starting fundraising with most of consortium participants expressing their interest in investing.

Ripple Partners with Major Banks to Create Global Blockchain Payments Network
September 24th, 2016

A number of the world’s leading banks have partnered to form Global Payments Steering Group, the first interbank group for payments based on the blockchain technology.

August 24th, 2016

The banks are planning to develop a new digital cash to serve as a standard for financial trades settlement.

June 23rd, 2016

The San Francisco-based financial technology startup has announced partnerships with seven new banks to provide its blockchain platform for overseas payments.

July 6th, 2015

Santander and Monitise make a joint venture agreement with the aim of launching a fintech venture builder later this year.