The large Spanish banks maintain their teleworking policy at the beginning of the course

MADRID, 10 Sep.

The large Spanish banks maintain their teleworking policy at the beginning of the course


The large Spanish banks maintain their teleworking policy unchanged before the start of the course, according to the bank spokespersons consulted by Europa Press, after more than three years since the start of the Covid-19 health crisis and amid pressures in United States or United Kingdom for returning to the office.

Specifically, in recent days, various international media, such as the 'Financial Times' or 'Bloomberg', have reported that the British and American financial sectors are seeking to restrict remote work and force workers to return to work in person. office at least for a certain number of days.

On the other hand, the large Spanish banks (Santander, BBVA, CaixaBank, Banco Sabadell, Bankinter and Unicaja Banco) are choosing to maintain their policies, which generally consist of having hybrid models applied, above all, for their central services and include flexibility depending on each employee and position.

For example, Santander continues with its 'flexiworking' work model, which it already applied before the pandemic, and which allows central services employees to telework up to 16 days per quarter, although the number of days may vary depending on the situation of each worker.

For its part, BBVA has a hybrid model that involves 60% working in the office and 40% remotely, while CaixaBank has a policy of up to six days a month of remote work for corporate services and up to four day per month for territorial services and distributed corporate services.

Sabadell's hybrid model for central services employees contemplates teleworking for a maximum of 30% of working hours and 6 days a month with a maximum of two days a week. In some specific cases --Sabadell Digital and Servicing-- more flexible models are applied.

For its part, Bankinter continues with its policy of one day of teleworking a week for its central services employees, while Unicaja Banco has applied a personalized model for certain profiles and cases where teleworking can be applied.

Of the large Spanish banks, Santander is the only entity that maintains a significant business in the United States. Asked about this issue, she explains that she is choosing to continue with her hybrid model and offer flexibility to as many employees as possible.

Thus, the bank continues to apply a policy of two or more days of in-person work per week and the rest, remotely, as a spokesperson for the banking group's subsidiary told Europa Pess. Additionally, essential employees, meaning those who work in bank branches and operations centers, continue to work in person.