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13 Nov 2015

11 Nov 2015

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BBVA decided to enter the world of sports sponsorship, and particularly football and basketball, because it provides a means of creating a relationship with millions of people all over the planet. The love of sport is a part of people’s everyday lives, far removed from other more elitist pursuits, and which inspires passion, excitement and dreams. The Liga BBVA, the most widely followed competition in the world, and the NBA, for which BBVA is the ‘official bank’, are clear examples of competitions representing the Bank’s global appeal and with massive audiences in many of the developing markets where the Group is present.

20 Oct 2015

09 Oct 2015

BBVA has agreed to acquire an additional 14.89% of Turkiye Garanti Bankasi from its partner Dogus Group for a maximum of 5.57 billion Turkish lira (€1.99 billion1). It thus becomes the leading shareholder in Turkey’s biggest bank by market capitalization. After the transaction BBVA’s holding in Garanti will be 39.9% and Dogus will remain as a key shareholder with 10%. The acquisition strengthens BBVA’s commitment to Turkey, which is an emerging market with huge potential, and it will boost BBVA Group profit by more than €250 million in 2016.

BBVA, one of the largest financial institutions in the world, announces today that it is adopting Google’s cloud-based collaboration and communication suite Google Apps for Business to increase productivity and drive innovation.

08 Oct 2015

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24 Sep 2015

BBVA is the first bank in Spain to hold an international developer competition, known as ‘datathon’, inviting developers to build new services, applications and contents based on its card transaction data. Innova Challenge provides third parties with data from cards and BBVA point-of-sale terminals in Madrid and Barcelona, in an anonymous way and in compliance with privacy regulations. This initiative is a first step to open the BBVA platform in order to promote innovation inside and outside the bank.

08 Sep 2015

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15 Jun 2015

Spain has gone from being “a seriously ill patient and a source of contagion for the rest of the euro zone” to implementing “one of the most vigorous reform programs,” in the words of Francisco González. Thanks to the reforms undertaken, “Spain is well positioned to register sustainable growth over the next few years,” he said at the UMIP/APIE course today.

12 Jun 2015

02 Jun 2015

The Roca brothers, ambassadors of the BBVA brand, accepted the accolade at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants awards held last night in London. Joan, Josep and Jordi will be in Buenos Aires with BBVA on August 1 to launch their second gastronomic tour, which will see them travel through Argentina, the United States and Turkey over the summer. The Turkish capital of Istanbul will also provide the ideal backdrop for filming of The Turkish Way, the second part of their ‘Cooking Up a Tribute’ documentary.

28 May 2015

05 May 2015

The Board of Directors of BBVA named Carlos Torres Vila president & COO at a meeting held today in Madrid, replacing Ángel Cano. The Board also approved a new organizational structure that puts digital transformation at the center of the strategy to accelerate its execution, while creating a function with the sole mission of managing the countries’ networks and operations to enhance results.

09 Apr 2015

Buenos Aires in Argentina; Miami, Birmingham and Houston in the United States; and Istanbul in Turkey are, in that order, the chosen cities for this second BBVA-El Celler de Can Roca tour. For 5 weeks, the Roca brothers and 40 members of staff from their restaurant will embark on a journey that will take them from the south to the north of the American continent, moving on to the Atlantic and the Mediterranean until reaching the city that joins Europe with Asia: Istanbul.

13 Mar 2015

Today, BBVA held its Annual Shareholders’ Meeting in Bilbao. In their speeches, the Chairman and CEO, Francisco González, and the President and COO, Ángel Cano, recapped the milestones of 2014 and outlined BBVA’s strategy going forward. “No one stands where we do, and we are doing what no one else is. We are building the best digital bank of the 21st century.” With these remarks on BBVA’s digital transformation, Francisco González opened his annual speech to the bank’s shareholders.

26 Feb 2015

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23 Dec 2014

BBVA has agreed to sell its 29.68% in Citic International Financial Holdings Ltd. (CIFH) for about €845 million to China CITIC Bank Corporation Limited (CNCB). This deal improves the BBVA Group’s fully-loaded Common Equity Tier 1 capital position by around 20 basis points, equal to generating over €700 million in capital. The sale does not change BBVA’s stake in CNCB.

22 Dec 2014

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27 Oct 2014

he National Basketball Association (NBA) and BBVA today announced an extension of their marketing partnership, cementing the global financial services group’s role as the Official Bank of the NBA, the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the NBA Development League (NBA D-League).

25 Sep 2014

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09 Jul 2014

At a meeting today in Paris BBVA Chairman Francisco González emphasized that “financial literacy should be promoted in all stages of life, starting with the very young, and it should form part of educational curricula.” During the launch of the OECD PISA report on financial literacy, he pointed out that “financial education is a priority in our Responsible Business Plan” and added that “about 2.4 million people –customers and non-customers- have benefited from our educational programs.” Since 2010 BBVA has helped the OECD with funding for the PISA report on the financial literacy shown by 15-year-old students from 18 countries.

18 May 2014

Carlos Soria once again made history by becoming the oldest person to reach the summit of the third highest mountain on the planet. The BBVA Expedition managed to reach the Kanchenjunga peak (8,586 meters) this morning at 9:05 a.m. (5:20 a.m. Spanish time). The team, tired but in good condition, have contacted Base Camp. “This is everyone’s summit,” the mountain climber from Ávila said. The BBVA Expedition is now resting, back at Camp III (7,550 meters).

08 May 2014

29 Apr 2014

Francisco González, the president of BBVA, presented the book “Ch@nge in Madrid. 19 fundamental essays on how the Internet is changing our lives”, along with Federico Casalegno, director of MIT Mobile Experience Lab (USA) and Lucien Engelen, director of Regional Acute Healthcare Network, of the Radboud University Medical Centre (Holland), two of the book’s authors.

24 Apr 2014

10 Apr 2014

Francisco González, chairman & CEO of BBVA, presented the book Change: 19 Key Essays on How the Internet Is Changing Our Lives Wednesday afternoon at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab. The book, which compiles the views of distinguished specialists from various fields of knowledge, is the sixth edition of an annual series published by BBVA that explores the key issues of our age.

08 Nov 2013

BBVA is working on new and enhanced channels to offer customers an easier way to communicate with the bank, offering a seamless experience tailored to their needs. BBVA attaches great importance to the development and application of new technologies to help it innovate in the market. BBVA is a global bank present in more than 30 countries and offers solutions tailored to the needs of each one.

17 Oct 2013

13 Jun 2013

During the grand opening Wednesday of BBVA Compass Plaza in Houston, BBVA Chairman and CEO Francisco González recounted the Group franchise’s trajectory in America. “Over the last years, BBVA Compass has integrated all our U.S. acquisitions into one single franchise. It has strengthened its risk management systems and has changed its business model into a truly customer-oriented one”.

07 Mar 2012

The BBVA Group acquires Unnim Banc after winning a competitive auction held by Spain’s Fund for Orderly Banking Restructuring (or FROB). BBVA improves its coverage in Catalonia through an operation that has no relevant impact on liquidity or capital, and with contained risk.

09 Jan 2012

18 Apr 2011

BBVA Compass announced today that it has signed an agreement to become an official partner of the Dallas Mavericks. BBVA Compass has 110 banking centers in the Metroplex and ranks as the fourth largest bank in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metropolitan area based on deposit market share. With operations throughout seven states in the Sunbelt Region, BBVA Compass ranks among the top 20 largest financial institutions in the United States and the fourth largest bank in Texas.

16 Dec 2008

BBVA presented the project for its new Madrid headquarters today at an act attended by city mayor, Alberto Ruiz Gallardón, and the Bank’s Chairman & CEO, Francisco González. The new complex will be located in Las Tablas, a fast-growing area in the north of the capital city. It will be ready by 2011 to receive the first employees. Sustainability and innovation are key aspects of this project, which has been created by architects Herzog & de Meuron.

16 Jul 2008

BBVA announced the launch of BBVA tú cuentas today, a personal money management solution that will revolutionize the way users manage their finances and make decisions in banking. The new tool, which has been developed by BBVA and Strands, Inc. will be launched in beta format and, this autumn, will be made available to BBVA’s 4.1 million online banking customers through the Group’s network.