Tools and resources to help your company expand globally

International Desk

International Desk for Investor


International Desk supports you with your investments helping you to get established and accompanying you during your growth through...

  • ... personal attention, treating you as a known client from the start, with access to the full range of Santander banking products,
  • ... a range of specific products and services for foreign investors
  • ... coordination between your account managers in each country, and
  • ... access to the high-value external network which Santander Mexico maintains in each country: law firms and agencies, customs authorities, etc..

Scale of Santander in the national market (Figures as of 30 June 2016)

  • Third largest bank in the Mexican banking market, with a market share of 14%
  • Total assets by $ 831 billion dollars and over 10 million customers
  • 13,623 employees
  • 980 branches, 235 offices and 5,000 automated teller machines (ATMs) distributed throughout the country
  • Ease of operations through Foreign Exchange Correspondents, such as Telecomm-Telegraph offices (1,500) and OXXO convenience stores (11,000).

During the first half of the year, Santander Mexico accounted for 12% of the global profits of the Financial Group, and is thus in third place along with the US (12% also), after only Brazil (25%) and the UK (13%).

General description of ID services offered

Foreign companies which are already installed in Mexico or are starting their local establishment process can rely on a special service, which translates into significant support and assistance from Santander Mexico in everything related to local banking requirements.

  • Multilingual attention
  • Ease of the account opening process
  • Advice on the local regulatory framework:
    • Legal and financial establishment
    • Banking regulation
    • General tax framework
  • Business guidelines:
    • Investment incentives
    • Public tenders
    • Forums/commercial events

ASK ID is a new tool available in 13 countries* where the Santander Bank is present, this allows you to schedule a "virtual meeting" through a video conference or conference call with the representative of International Desk in the country where you are planning to invest/establish your business without having the need to travel to the country of destination.  Your business manager / International Desk Specialist in the country of origin will be responsible for scheduling the virtual meeting and taking you along in the process.

Brief description of the local offer of services for companies

When a company in Mexico is looking for non-bank services and support, Banco Santander Mexico has major partnerships with companies and institutions specialising in various areas, that can assist and provide services to these new customers who are seeking them.

In the event that there are special needs such as International Business Services, International Cash Management, etc.., Santander Mexico offers companies the commercial attention of our specialists in these services to meet your financial needs.

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*Countries: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Germany, Mexico, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Spain, UK, Uruguay, and USA.

Discover Santander international services

  • Local support
  • Globally connected
  • Multilingual
  • Simplifying international processes