Written by Rinus van Vliet on November 20, 2012 - updated 4/2016
Top 10 estate agency websites of the Spanish banks
The banks have gradually become the largest estate agents in Spain, against their will, because of repossessions. Most banks have complete, property websites. In addition to the bank websites, they have special estate agency websites where you can buy from their stock.
The top 10 has a total of 91,669 properties
The banks in the top 10 offer their own properties, of which 7712 are in the Alicante province. All is included, from a garage to luxury villas.
Below are the largest portfolios, in order
1 - The bank BBVA (Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria)
In Spain over 13,372 properties, 867 of which are in the province of Alicante.
THE BBVA is the 2nd Bank of Spain. The bank was created from the coming together of three co-operative banks in 1999: Banco de Bilbao, Banco de Vizcaya and Argentaria Bank. Their propery portfolio is large. The offers are on bbva-vivienda, a well-organised website.
2 - Banco Sabadell Cam
Spain over 11,409 properties, 1,184 in the province of Alicante
The fastest growing bank in Spain, Banco Sabadell. The bank was formed by a number of entrepreneurs in 1881, in a place called Sabadell, near Barcelona. The bank has been constantly on the acquisition trail in recent years, making it the 4th Bank of Spain. The last major acquisition (but for the small price of € 1) was the CAM bank in December 2011. Through this acquisition, they have a huge portfolio of properties. Much of the selection is located in the coastal area of the Mediterranean. The houses of this bank are on their website called Solvia. The total on offer over Spain is about 11,409, of which 1,184 are in the province of Alicante.
3 - La Caixa Bank
In Spain there are over 13,799 properties, of which 925 are in the province of Alicante.
In July 2011, the name La Caixa converted to La Caixa Bank. This was because of mergers and the converting of savings banks to commercial banks. The bank is one of the leading banks of the smaller Spanish banks. They have a large property portfolio. Total 13,799 properties throughout Spain, of which 925 are in the province of Alicante. The offers are through their brokerage department, ServiHabitat.
4 - Bankia
Spain over 50,000 properties, 1,338 in the province of Alicante.
Bankia is a bank that originated from the merger of four banks. The largest was Caja Madrid. Each of banks had suffered from the housing slump. The forerunners of Bankia had many risky mortgages and the bank now has many offerings throughout Spain. In the province of Alicante there are 1,338. The total supply is on their website HAYA Real Estate.
5 - Banco Santander
Over 3,650 properties in Spain; 298 in the province of Alicante.
Spain's largest bank, Banco Santander. Since 1909, it has been controlled by the banking family Botín. Prudent lenders, therefore proportionally not too much of a property problem. The estate agent branch of this bank runs under the name Altamira, where you will find the houses offer Banco Santander has to offer. Total supply at present in Spain is 3,650, of which 298 are in the province of Alicante.
6 - Banco Banesto
Over 8,046 properties and Spain; 788 in the province of Alicante.
Banco Banesto is the 3rd bank in Spain, founded in Madrid in 1902. In 1997, Banco Santander bought a 79% stake, making it the practical owner of this bank. Over Spain, the bank has 8,046 properties for sale, of which 788 are in the Alicante province. The website for their housing is Casaktua.
7 - Bankinter
755 properties in Spain; 98 in the province of Alicante.
Currently the 6th Bank of Spain. Founded in 1952 by Banco Santander and Bank of America. Now completely independent and publicly traded since 1972. Bankinter has a clear and concise website. Across Spain Bankinter has 755 properties for sale; 98 properties in the province of Alicante. The offers are available on the website Bankinter.
8 - Banco Popular
Over 3,000 properties in Spain; 168 in the province of Alicante.
Founded in the year 1929 with an initial capital of € 60,000, -. Now listed in 2012 as the 5th Bank of Spain. Set against the size of the bank, the Banco Popular has a relatively small property problem – in Spain a total of 3,000 of which 168 are in the province of Alicante. The complete range is offered through Aliseda, the property department of the bank.
9 - Barclays Bank
Over 435 properties in Spain; 14 in the province of Alicante.
Barclays Bank is the largest of all foreign banks operating in Spain. It is the 6th largest of Spain. A bank with 300 years experience and little property problems. The estate agency department of the Bank is Aberis Inmobilaria.
10 - Deutsche Bank
Over Spain 275 properties; 53 in the province of Alicante.
For over 100 years in Spain, but under varying names. Started in Barcelona. Since 1994, with 250 offices, it has been operating under the name Deutsche Bank SA Española. The properties are shown on their website Inmuebles DB. Over Spain 275 properties; 53 In the province of Alicante.