ADCB allies with Banco Santander

Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank (ADCB) and Banco Santander, Europe’s largest Bank by market capitalization, today signed a partnership agreement to provide integrated comprehensive financing solutions for their clients in countries where the Banks are not mutually present and for enhancement of business flows between the institutions.

Through this definitive partnership Banco Santander and ADCB will be able to foster a strategic alliance to provide greater services to Banco Santander’s clients in the UAE and for ADCB’s clients in overseas markets and pave the way for greater mutual collaboration in enhancing inter-linkages between the two institutions, in areas such as trade and project finance, critical activities across the UAE economy.

Ala’a Eraiqat, ADCB’s Chief Executive Officer, on the occasion said: “This partnership agreement with Banco Santander marks only the beginning of our long term partnership together. ADCB is delighted with this collaboration and is looking forward to providing comprehensive financing support to clients of both the Banks. ADCB is committed to the development of the Abu Dhabi economy and the UAE overall. Through this initiative we want to play an even greater role in bringing together domestic and international companies.” The MOU will enable clients of both banks to benefit from two very strong financially liquid banks with large balance sheets. Each bank has deep expertise and knowledge in corporate and investment banking, trade finance and consumer banking in their respective markets.

Emilio Botin, Chairman, Banco Santander said:”I am very pleased to sign this MoU during our visit to the UAE. With banks in the Middle East emerging as important sources of financing for global clients, we recognize that there is an increasing need for stronger collaboration with strong financial institutions in the region. In this regards, I am confident that the MoU signed today will open a new frontier for future collaboration and accelerate cooperation between Banco Santander and ADCB.” Colin Fraser, Executive Vice President and Head of Wholesale Banking Group at ADCB said: “This is an exciting alliance which will help clients of both the banks trade together through the provision of combined expertise, financial strength and connectivity in the market.

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