Banco Santander Totta S.A.
Banco Santander Totta SA is a Portuguese commercial bank, which can trace its origins back to 1843. It is a member of Grupo Santander, one of the largest financial groups in the world, and has a wide network of branches and representative offices in Portugal and throughout the world, including London. The London branch, established in 1973, is authorised by the Bank of Portugal and regulated by the Financial Services Authority for the conduct of UK business offering services for non-residents who would like to set up a mortgage in Portugal.
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CGD Group has distinguished itself in the Portuguese financial market through its impressive geographic diversification, having adopted a prudent policy of internationalisation, based on clearly defined profitability criteria. The solidity and stability of its financial status is CGD’s most characteristic corporate feature, demonstrating its recognised capacity to increase volume of business and results, even in periods in which the domestic economy has fared less successfully. CGD is present in 22 countries all around the world working, either through Branches, Representative Offices or direct equity interests in local financial institutions, in places where it must assist customers in their foreign investment activities, wherever these translate into significant business potential.
Novo Banco (created out of the former Banco Espírito Santo) dates back to 1869, when José Maria do Espírito Santo Silva established a “Caza de Cambio” in Lisbon. Today, Novo Banco is one of Portugal’s largest banks providing commercial, retail and investment banking services to corporate and private clients. Novo Banco operates the largest single integrated network of branches in Portugal in over 479 locations. Novo Banco is present in 18 countries on four continents with a comprehensive network of branches and representative offices.
Boavista Golf and Health Spa Resort (Quinta da Boavista, S.A)
The course at Boavista Golf Resort opened in January 2002 and quickly became established as one of the Western Algarve’s premier courses. This impressive 18 hole championship course offers exceptional playing conditions and was designed by Howard Swan a renowned UK based architect.
Boavista offers two distinct parts – the Resort Section (the 1st to the 3rd and the 13th to the 18th) and the Country Section (the 4th to the 12th) – which provide a variety of attractive and interesting holes. From the first tee shot to the last putt, the course offers an enjoyable range of very individual golf holes which offer varying challenges for all levels of golfer. The par 3’s are particularly strong and no golfer who has played over the ravine at the 194 metre 6th will ever forget the experience. From holes 13 to 17, water features, which form part of the irrigation system, have been added and they provide a safe haven for the wildfowl which now abounds in the area.
Breathtaking views, spectacular scenery and the crystal clear Atlantic Ocean, which is visible from most holes, all combine to make this course a delight for the golfer and visitor alike.