Santander US is a diversified financial business with 17,000 employees serving 5.1 million customers and with $142.2 billion assets. Santander's purpose is to help people and businesses prosper. In the U.S., Santander does this through Santander Bank, N.A., its fully-owned retail and commercial bank in the northeast, and Santander Consumer USA Holdings Inc. (SC, NYSE: SC), its approximately 59%-owned full-service, technology driven consumer finance company focused on vehicle finance based in Dallas, Texas. Santander Bank and Santander Consumer USA are subsidiaries of Santander Holdings USA, Inc. a fully-owned subsidiary of Banco Santander, S.A. (NYSE:SAN).
In addition, Santander engages in the U.S. in private banking through Banco Santander International in Miami; in commercial banking, consumer finance and broker-dealer activities in Puerto Rico; and in investment and corporate banking through its Global Corporate Banking division.
Our aim is to be the bank of choice in each of our markets and to enhance our position as a national leader in auto finance. Integrity, customer commitment, people, teamwork, ownership and innovation are the behaviors to which our teams aspire to achieve that goal.
Santander US is part of the Santander Group, the global financial group led by Banco Santander, S.A., a geographically diversified retail and commercial bank based in Spain. Founded in 1857, Banco Santander is the largest bank in continental Europe by market value and has been named Best Global Bank three times in ten years by Euromoney magazine and ranked as a top Greenest Global Bank in 2011 and 2013 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek. Santander has 117 million customers, 13,030 branches and 193,000 employees, with operations in ten core developed and emerging markets in Europe and North and South America.