Banking Supervision

Sanctions imposed by the Banco de España

Under the provisions of Art. 115.7 of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, the Banco de España shall publish on its website the sanctions and reprimands imposed in relation to serious and very serious infringements within 15 working days from the date on which such sanctions and reprimands have become final pursuant to administrative proceedings. Where appropriate, and if it is so resolved, the identity of the person subject to the sanction or reprimand may remain confidential.

In compliance with this obligation, the following table includes a reference to the aforementioned sanctions and reprimands imposed by the Banco de España since the entry into force of Law 10/2014, referring to the appeals for judicial review, if any, lodged against the sanctioning resolution, and the outcome thereof.

Decision date Information on infringements and sanctions imposed Status
24-10-17

Fine imposed on BANCO SANTANDER, S.A., amounting to four hundred and eighty-five thousand euro (€485,000), pursuant to Article 98(1)(a) of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, for the commission of a serious infringement as defined in Article 15 of Royal Decree-Law 6/2012 of 9 March 2012 on urgent measures to protect mortgagors experiencing financial hardship, having failed to fulfil its obligations under Article 5(4) of said Royal Decree-Law 6/2012, relating to the due implementation of the Code of Good Practice.

Final administrative decision. Currently under appeal before the courts
24-10-17

Fine of €184,000 imposed on Banco Cetelem, S.A., pursuant to Article 10(a) of Law 26/1988 of 29 July 1988 on the discipline and intervention of credit institutions, the substantive sanctioning legislation applicable in view of the time when the acts were committed (after application of the reduction for voluntary payment established in Article 85(2) and (3) of Law 39/2015 of 1 October 2015 on the general government common administrative procedure), for the commission of a serious infringement of the type described in Article 34(2) of Law 16/2011 of 24 June 2011 on consumer credit agreements.

Final decision
24-10-17

Fine of €80,000 imposed on Banco Cetelem, S.A., pursuant to Article 10(a) of Law 26/1988 of 29 July 1988 on the discipline and intervention of credit institutions, the substantive sanctioning legislation applicable in view of the time when the acts were committed (after application of the reduction for voluntary payment established in Article 85(2) and (3), of Law 39/2015 of 1 October 2015 on the general government common administrative procedure), for the commission of a serious infringement of the type described in Article 51(3) of Law 16/2009 of 13 November, on payment services.

Final decision
24-10-17

Fine of €320,000 imposed on Banco Cetelem, S.A., pursuant to Article 10(a) of Law 26/1988 of 29 July 1988 on the discipline and intervention of credit institutions, the substantive sanctioning legislation applicable in view of the time when the acts were committed (after application of the reduction for voluntary payment established in Article 85(2) and (3) of Law 39/2015 of 1 October 2015 on the general government common administrative procedure), for the commission of a serious infringement of the type described in Article 5(e) of Law 26/1988.

Final decision