Openbank seeks to grow in America and opens three technology hubs in Mexico City, Buenos Aires and Miami | companies

Openbank, Santander’s digital bank, seeks to grow in America. The entity has opened three new technological development centers in Mexico City, Buenos Aires and Miami to drive expansion plans that the entity has been developing in recent years. The bank led by Ezekiel Szafir He landed last year in Argentina as CEO and is finalizing his arrival in Mexico and the United States.

These three ‘hubs’ will have technological professionals who they will work with the rest of the teams located in the Madrid, Valencia and Bilbao offices. These profiles will be incorporated into the software development firm ODS (Open Digital Services), which is the Santander technology company to create new cloud-native technology platforms, including databases. Also platforms for interaction with clients and financial operations, such as buy now, pay later (buy now pay later).

“These three new ‘hubs’ allow us to strengthen the recruitment of the best technological talent and consolidate the projects that we are developing in the region. We are one of the most advanced technology companies and these centers provide us with a greater scale to continue developing cutting-edge technological products and services”, he assessed. Christopher Miralles, chief technology and operations officer the open bank.

In the first nine months of 2022 Openbank obtained a net profit of 13.5 million euros, which is 47% more than in the same period of 2021, with a 31% increase in loans granted to customers. The entity has maintained an attractive remuneration policy for new customers and deposits to attract new users. It currently has 1.9 million users in all the markets in which it operates.