Stay classy, Santander - bank takes a shine to Comic Sans
A few pop facts about Santander for you:
- Banco Santander was founded in 1857, and is now the largest bank in Europe and one of the largest banks in the world
- In 2009 the company's revenue was €39.38 billion with reported profits of €8.943 billion; Santander's total assets are in the order of €1,111 billion
- The banking group nearly 170,000 employees worldwide
And perhaps the most astonishing fact of all:
- They send emails to new customers in Comic Sans
Yes, one of the biggest banks on the planet insists on sending emails in the world's most hated font, the one most likely to make them look like hapless amateurs. So says avid Bitterwallet reader Andy, who received his email shortly after opening a new savings account:
Maybe it's some crazy Spanish humour I just don't get?
It's not even a weird quirk of the e-mail being rendered through GMail; the original e-mail source clearly states <FONT size="2" face="Comic Sans MS">
Those wacky Spaniards. You can't buy style, eh readers?