- Santander Mexico solidifies its position as the second largest banking mortgage provider in Mexico
- Santander Mexico's estimated market share increases from 15.8% to 17.8% with this acquisition
Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico announced on Novembr 29th that its subsidiary, Banco Santander Mexico, has completed the acquisition of the equity stock of ING Hipotecaria, a subsidiary of ING Group, as announced on June 14, 2013.
Upon receipt of all required regulatory approvals and authorizations for the acquisition, Banco Santander Mexico purchased ING Hipotecaria for Ps.541.4 million (approximately US$41.4 million) in cash. As of September 30, 2013, ING Hipotecaria's loan portfolio totaled Ps.11.9 billion, its customer base exceeded 28,000 clients, and its distribution network consisted of 20 branches throughout Mexico.
Marcos Martinez, Executive Chairman and CEO, commented, "We are very pleased to have completed the acquisition of ING Hipotecaria, which strengthens our core portfolio and solidifies Santander Mexico's position as the second largest banking mortgage provider in Mexico with an estimated market share that increases from 15.8% to 17.8% with this acquisition. We have successfully grown our mortgage business over the years through a prudent combination of organic and external growth initiatives, and we believe the acquisition of ING Hipotecaria fits perfectly into our ongoing strategy. Going forward we intend to continue to expand our mortgage business, providing our clients with innovative products and services while leveraging opportunities for cross-selling our other banking products and maximizing the cost synergies we have identified for this acquisition."
Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico, S.A.B. de C.V. (Santander Mexico) provides a wide range of financial and related services, including retail and commercial banking, securities brokerage, financial advisory and other related investment activities. Santander Mexico offers a multichannel financial services platform focused on mid- to high-income individuals and small- to medium-sized enterprises, while also providing integrated financial services to larger multinational companies in Mexico. As of September 30, 2013, Santander Mexico had total assets of Ps.806.3 billion under Mexican GAAP and more than 10.6 million customers. Headquartered in Mexico City, the Company operates 991 branches and 238 offices nationwide and has a total of 13,883 employees.