Banco Espirito Santo SA

Banco Espirito Santo (BES) was a Portuguese bank that went bankrupt on August 4, 2014. Novo Banco was established as a successor of Banco Espírito Santo by the Bank of Portugal as a bridge bank to rescue assets and liabilities of BES. Banco Espirito Santo SA operates as a branch of Novo Banco, SA (Portugal).

Bank Category

Branches of foreign banks

Banco Espirito Santo SA participates in deposit guarantee scheme of the United Kingdom. This scheme covers accounts up to 85 000 GBP per bank per depositor.


33 Queen Street, EC4R 1ES, London, United Kingdom

Banco Espirito Santo SA is located in London.

Bank Identifiers

Company Number

Deposit Guarantee

Deposit Guarantee
Yes (up to 85 000 GBP per depositor)

Deposit Guarantee Schemes compensate certain deposits held by depositors of a bank that becomes unable to meet its obligations.

All credit institutions operating in the United Kingdom are obliged to participate in the United Kingdom's deposit guarantee scheme.

In the case of Banco Espirito Santo SA failure, eligible depositors having covered accounts in this bank will be paid out the following compensation:

Eligible Depositors  private individuals, small companies
Covered Currencies  all
Maximum Protected Amount  85 000 GBP
Paid In Currency  GBP

Further Information


MFI ID (Monetary Financial Institution Identifier) is a code, unique to each institution in the MFI list provided by ECB (European Central Bank). MFI ID is hence applicable to MFIs resident in the European Union.

The code is alphanumerical, with the first two digits representing the two-digit ISO code for the country of residence of the MFI and the remaining number of digits (no limit has been specified) is any combination of alphanumerical characters.

MFI ID of Banco Espirito Santo SA is shown in the table below.

MFI ID  GB0275

Company Registration Number

Company Registration Number is a distinctive code issued upon registration of a new company. This code can be used to find data about the company in a national company register.

Company Number  BR001822

European Presence: 2 banks in 2 countries

Banco Espirito Santo SA operates under the brand name Espirito Santo. This banking brand has presence in the following European countries and selected dependent territories of the European countries:

Cayman Islands

United Kingdom

  •  (this bank) Banco Espirito Santo SA (London)

Defunct Banks: 5 banks in 4 countries

The following banks operating under Espirito Santo brand name has been recently closed down:

Cayman Islands