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.

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Fine imposed on Banca March, S.A., amounting to five hundred and twenty five thousand euro (€525,000) — after application of a reduction of 40% established in Article 85 of Law 39/2015 of 1 October 2015 on the general government common administrative procedure —, pursuant to Article 98(1) of Law 10/2014 of 26 June 2014 on the regulation, supervision and solvency of credit institutions, for the commission of a serious infringement, of the type defined in Article 93(f) of saidLaw 10/2014, consisting in the performance of actions or operations in breach of the rules issued under Article 5 of that Law.

Breaches of the applicable regulations (Order 2899/2011 and Banco de España Circular 5/2012) were detected, consisting of a failure to deliver the necessary pre-contractual information to customers in all cases, specifically, the information on the arrangement costs assumed. Also, shortcomings were established in the calculation of the APR contained in the pre-contractual information (personalised information sheet) and in the contractual documentation, owing to a failure to include all the relevant expenses and costs in such calculation. The information given to customers on the cost of related products was also deemed insufficient.

20/12/19 Final decision