Openbank customers donated €3.5 million to solidarity causes over the last year
6 March 2021
Openbank, the Santander Group’s 100% digital bank, has raised €3.5 million over the last twelve months for solidarity initiatives, thanks to the commitment made by its customers to a range of social projects. This figure represents an increase of 19% with respect to the previous year in the total amount of donations to the 44 NGOs and foundations with which the bank currently collaborates.
Despite the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, Openbank customers have continued to help the four major causes supported by the bank: disease research, support for children, fight against poverty and for integration, and support to conflict-affected regions. They are all part of the solidarity marketplace that the bank created back in 2018, an initiative running in all countries where the bank currently operates (Spain, Portugal, Germany and the Netherlands) to foster collaboration with charitable causes.
This platform enables any customer who wants to support these associations to join the cause in a simple and secure way by making donations, through a bank transfer, or by paying with the Solidarity Debit Card, which rounds up the amount of purchases to the nearest euro.
The commitment of Openbank and its customers to these associations has also been demonstrated by the donation of more than €100,000 to different NGOs through the El Desafío programme, broadcast during the last two months on Antena 3. Each week, the winner of this competition was awarded an Openbank Solidarity Card, credited with €6,000, which they donated to their chosen cause.
Over the next few months, the bank will continue to add new foundations and causes and will carry out specific campaigns on important dates, such as World Cancer Awareness Month or Water Action Month. In parallel, year after year, Openbank continues to support the different projects carried out by the Spanish Association of Children with Liver Diseases and Liver Transplants (HePA), and the Duchenne Parent Project España association against Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy, with a donation of €20,000, respectively.