Banco Santander Río is the largest privately owned bank in Argentina, with more than 1,900 banks worldwide and local banks in Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru and Uruguay. Santander’s online trade portal helps companies to identify the best markets in 185 countries. Santander Río keeps its focus on customers’ needs, and puts an emphasis on helping clients who operate abroad, or wish to establish an international presence. It created Santander Río Trade, a foreign trade and information portal of resources for companies’ global expansion, for this reason. The global spread and client focus appealed to the BV judging panel, which presented Banco Santander Río with the Best Trade Finance Banking (Argentina) Award.