Largest Banks in Spain by Assets
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Barco Santander is the largest bank in Spain by total assets (US$1.7 trillion) by a far margin. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria is the second biggest bank by asset size (US$805 billion), followed by CaixaBank SA (US$460 billion).


Top Spanish Banks in 2018. The five largest banks in Spain hold a total of US$3.529 trillion in assets.

Compare the top two largest banks of Spain - Banco Santander and BBVA (Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria)

  Top 5 ranks, by assets in descending order ( rank and segment full dataset - 100 items )

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1. Banco Santander. Founded since 1857 in Santander, Banco Santander is the largest bank in Spain and the 5th largest bank in Europe with about US$1.7 trillion in total assets-under-management.

Compare Banco Santander with BNP Paribas, largest bank in France


 2. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria. Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (or BBVA) is founded in the same year as Banco Santander, 1857 but in Bilbao, Biscay.  It is the second biggest Spanish financial institution by asset size at US$805 billion and the 17th largest bank in Europe.

Compare BBVA with CaixaBank SA

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3. CaixaBank SA. CaixaBank SA is based in Valencia, Spain and holds US$460 billion in assets-under-management. It is the 3rd largest bank by assets in Spain and the 27th largest in Europe.

Compare CaixaBank SA with ING Group of Netherlands

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4. Banco Sabadell. Banco Sabadell is a banking group based in Alicante, Spain since 2017. It is the 4th largest bank in Spain by assets-under-management (US$265 billion).

5. BFA Sociedad Tenedora de Acciones SAU is the fifth largest bank by asset holding close to US$261 billion in assets-under-management.

Compare Banco de Sabadell SA with BFA Sociedad Tenedora de Acciones SAU

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