MADRID (Reuters) -Spain's Santander said on Friday it was on track to meet its overall financial targets for 2023 and forecast a positive trend in lending and deposits in the first quarter as it tried to restore confidence in the battered financial sector. The bank's 2023 targets include double-digit revenue growth, a return on tangible equity (ROTE) above 15%, a cost to income ratio of 44% to 45%, and a cost of risk, which represents the cost of managing credit risks and potential losses, below 1.2%. The statement from the euro zone's second-biggest lender by market value comes after recent market tensions following the collapse this month of U.S. lender Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) and UBS Group's state-backed takeover of Credit Suisse.
As the first quarter of 2023 comes to a close, we asked 4 CEOs what they expect to see in Q2. The chief executives of WeWork (WE), Trex Co. (TREX), Santander (SAN), and the incoming CEO of Lyft (LYFT), all joined Yahoo Finance to share their outlook for the coming quarter. Santander U.S. CEO Tim Wennes told Yahoo Finance LIVE, “the consumer is resilient today. We've still seen consumer spending holding up. We've seen continued activity in terms of borrowing, but there's a lot of uncertainty.” You can find full video interviews below: 'Efficiency is in the air': Incoming Lyft CEO WeWork: ‘This is our moment,’ CEO says U.S. housing market: The ‘higher-end consumer is still very active,’ Trex CEO says Trust, confidence ‘impacted’ by U.S. banking crisis, Santander CEO says
Santander US CEO Tim Wennes joins Yahoo Finance Live to discuss the ongoing bank turmoil, preventing bank failures, regulation, consumer optimism, branch expansion, and the outlook for the U.S. banking sector.