In the information it received today from the Spanish National Securities Market Commission (CNMV), the group explained that the ordinary or recurring benefit was 6,379 million, compared to 3,658 million in the previous year, after allocating 570 million to price costs mainly in the UK and Portugal.
The income group a total income of 34.6 billion euros in the first nine months of 2021, an increase of 8% compared to the previous year in constant euros (excluding currency movements), driven by strong growth in volume and activity with 94% of the income coming from net interest income and fees.
The total number of customers increased to 152 million, with 54% of group sales being made through digital channels compared to 44% in the same period last year.
The CET1 `full load` capital was 11.85%, plus 15 basis points, in the last quarter.
As regards Portugal, ordinary profit attributable to September increased 39% compared to the previous year, to 339 million euros.
Commercial revenues at the Portuguese subsidiary were 2% higher, driven by higher interest rates (+14%), which offset the impact of low interest rates on net interest.