Tools and resources to help your company expand globally

International Desk

International Desk For Investor

The International Desk supports your investments by helping you in establishing your company and watching it during its development through:

  • Personalised service, with the client served in the destination country with all the support of our experts and access to the entire Santander product range.
  • An offer of specific products and support for foreign investors,
  • Coordination among your account managers in each country,
  • Access to a high-value network of external contacts that Santander maintains in each country: Public Institutions, Embassies, Consultants, etc.

Scale of Santander in the market of the country

In Portugal, Santander Totta is a leading bank in the financial sector, with a broad customer base and more than 600 branches spread across the country.

General description of services offered by IDESK

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.

Foreign companies that are already established in Portugal, or are starting the process of local establishment, can count on a specialist service, which translates into significant support and assistance from Banco Santander Totta in all that is related to their local banking needs, namely:

  • Multilingual support
  • Support for the account opening process
  • Providing information about Investment Incentives
  • Promotion of meetings with local public entities
  • Stimulation and promotion of commercial events and forums

Brief description of the local business services offered

Under its Export Solution Santander Totta has established a series of partnerships that make life easier for its clients, complementing financial products with other essentials of International Trade which are outside strictly banking activity, for example, Transport Insurance, International Consulting, Databases, Credit Insurance, International Transportation, among others, that the client can use if it is interested in so doing.

In cases in which there are special requirements such as International Cash Management Services, International Trading, etc, Santander Totta has available a team of experts with specific training in this sector.

Descriptin of how to access the services

The ID Portugal, on receiving a request from the customised company management, evaluates the local banking needs of the company, in order to define the most appropriate support not only geographically, but also in terms of specialised banking management.

It introduces the new customer to the most appropriate branch and manager for the needs of its company. The manager determines the size of the company and its relationship with the Santander Group in its country of origin, so that we can help the client by taking into account the global needs of the client.

For more details consult your manager.

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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