"Customer resources totalled €43.3 billion, an increase of 1.9 percent compared to the same period last year, an evolution determined by the 2.3 percent increase in deposits," the bank noted in a statement.

Last year, loans to customers totalled €42.7 billion, a rise of 6.8 percent year on year that reflects "the application of moratoria on loans to families and companies and the high production of credit lines to support the economy and the new production of mortgage loans.

The efficiency ratio stood at 43.8 percent, in line with the homologous period, and the Common Equity Tier 1 (CET 1 - 'fully implemented') ratio - which establishes a minimum level of capital according to the capital requirements arising from the risks associated with the activity - was 20.6 percent, up 5.6 percentage points compared to the end of 2019.