23 May 2017
Latin America is not very keen on, or good at saving, says a new publication by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The solution would be to promote financial education and build a culture based on improving saving habits among Latin Americans.
14 Apr 2017
The Internet of Things is today a reality. Apart from the benefits it can provide to companies, the IoT will become a powerful tool in the fight for citizen security, given its many possible uses.
11 Apr 2017
20 Oct 2016
Financial education is now part of the G20’s strategic agenda. The role it plays in fighting equality is becoming increasingly well-known, making it a priority for companies working in the banking sector.
11 Oct 2016
Millenials have become the true engine of Latin America’s society. Not only in economic terms, but also in political and social aspects. They have witnessed the comeback of one of the most powerful regions in the world, and have been granted access to far greater technological resources than they would’ve ever imagined.
11 Aug 2016
Juan Ruiz, BBVA Research Chief Economist for Latin America, said that this will be the last year of Latin American’s recent economic slowdown. Despite Brexit and subsequent market volatility, the inflow of capital continued across the region.
15 Jul 2016
Almost everything is ready for El Celler de Can Roca’s historic visit to Chile, which will take place in just a bit over a month, from August 28th through September 4th. The Roca brothers are working on the final details of the menu they will offer during the dinners served at the nation’s capital.
06 Jul 2016
In July, five countries in the Americas celebrate their declaration of independence: the U.S., Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia and Peru. All of these countries benefited from the French Illustration and subsequently by the U.S. independence and the French Revolution.
04 Jul 2016
The Americas receive more tourists than anywhere else in the world. Nearly 191 million people decided to travel to there last year, according the World Tourism Organization. This represented a 5% increase in international tourism, mainly boosted by the appreciation of the dollar. But before you head for the Americas, it’s important to keep in mind a few health tips.
17 Jun 2016
Tourism in Latin America has increased considerably in recent years. In 2015, 96.6 million foreign tourists decided to visit the region, the highest figure in a decade. International arrivals at South America grew 4% last year, according to the World Tourism Organization.
19 May 2016
The head of Country Networks at BBVA, Vicente Rodero, underscored the bank’s excellent position to face the challenges European and Spanish banks have before them.
“Our geographic diversity, universal, customer-centric banking model, our focus on risk management and the development of new digital functionalities are key elements of our strategy. We aim to lead the transformation of banks in all the regions where we have a presence,” Vicente Rodero explained at an event organized by APD (Asociación para el Progreso de la Dirección) this morning in Bilbao.
21 Apr 2016
The bank in Colombia has adopted collaborative, agile work methodologies, involving dozens of people from different areas in the process.
22 Mar 2016
Turkey shows the macroeconomic profile of a country in the midst of its financial takeoff, although highly conditioned by its international commercial relationships.
25 Feb 2016
With 40% of its population under 25 and a 95% cell phone penetration rate at the end of 2014, Turkey has positioned itself as a highly attractive market for mobile banking.
16 Feb 2016
Sustainable cities are those that, through using their own resources, are able to maintain considerable progress in all their discharges by minimizing the impact it may have on the environment. Cities such as Santiago de Chile, Montevideo and Bogota have launched initiatives in this direction.
07 Oct 2015
Source and GridMarkets have won the 2014 North America and Rest of World BBVA Open Talent Awards in the respective categories of New Banking and Digital Life. The winning prize for both startups will be a contract worth 30,000 euros with BBVA to test their respective products or services. Mexico and the United States were the protagonists in this year’s contest, which included participants from as far afield as India, South Africa, Russia or Singapore.
BBVA has received the GAwards for its BBVA Game gamification platform, which won in the “Best Use of Engagement Techniques in Consumer Facing Applications” category. Companies like the NFL, MTV, Matel, Kraft or Ask.com also competed in this category.
17 Sep 2015
Big Data and Data are two of the words most widely used nowadays in the innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystem. However, do we know about specific cases in which they have been used? This article will present some of these practical examples, in areas as diverse as sports, politics or the economy. From BBVA to Obama, from baseball to the Gay Pride Week in Madrid, the use of data and its analysis to predict trends and behavior is here to stay.
20 May 2015
Forbes analyzes the global landscape to bring us a foretaste of the startups that are set to make their mark in the near future. These are the 25 companies that are on course to hit the highly-prized $1 billion ($1,000 million) mark next year. Here we highlight five of them.
07 Feb 2015
08 Dec 2014
The Federal Government has received the Global Partner Award granted by the United Nations for its leadership in the work of rebuilding the community of “La Pintada”, in the municipality of Atoyac de Álvarez in the state of Guerrero, where BBVA Bancomer and its foundation played a key role in the reconstruction of the education centre.
03 Dec 2014
BBVA has received the award from the SERES Foundation for its initiative in sponsoring job creation entitled “Yo Soy Empleo” (I am employment). This award for innovation and social commitment, granted in recognition of the constant work done by companies to improve society, was accepted by Ignacio Moliner, BBVA’s Brand & Communications Manager.
01 Dec 2014
BBVA Provincial has for the fourth time been named the best bank in Venezuela by the well-known journal The Banker. This award serves to reassert its capacity to tackle the new climate in the financial industry, with its new regulations, increased competition and customer demands, and specifically to continue its process of technological transformation and migration towards digital banking.
20 Nov 2014
BBVA Continental has received an official endorsement as one of the ten companies on the Index of Good Corporate Governance for the period 2014-2015, according to the survey “La Voz del Mercado 2014” conducted by the Lima Stock Exchange and Ernst & Young (EY).
13 Nov 2014
Latin Finance has voted BBVA Banco Provincial its 2014 Bank of the Year in Venezuela. This distinction is the result of a thorough analysis by editors and specialists at the prestigious journal, who highlight the work of financial institutions in complying with criteria of excellence within the banking environment in Latin America and the Caribbean.
03 Nov 2014
BBVA’s Data Processing Center (DPC) in Tres Cantos (Madrid) has been awarded the Tier IV Gold Certification of Operational Sustainability from the Uptime Institute. This is its highest rating in operational sustainability, which makes BBVA the first bank with such advanced installations in Europe.
30 Oct 2014
23 Oct 2014
This is the second occasion the bank has received this award from the Social Ecumenical Forum in recognition of “its commitment to education, through which 1.5 million people have benefited from education programs for society, and its program of grants for integration that promote access to quality education for children and young people in disadvantaged areas of Latin America”.
13 Oct 2014
BBVA Corporate & Investment Banking has been chosen as Best Domestic Cash Manager in Colombia, Peru and Venezuela, according to the results of a survey of this activity by the specialized publication Euromoney. This is the third time running that BBVA Provincial has received this award in Venezuela, and the second time in Colombia. It is also the first time that Peru heads the ranking.
06 Oct 2014
BBVA Corporate & Investment Banking has won four of the Infrastructure Awards granted by the magazine LatinFinance thanks to its participation in the funding of the Chaglla hydroelectric project and the Transportadora Callao.
01 Oct 2014
BBVA has been selected as one of the winners of the WLMT awards. These awards are granted by the Human Resources consulting firm Intrama in collaboration with the Madrid Regional Government and the Spanish Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality. BBVA was chosen for genera!, its gender diversity website. Paloma Piqueras, global manager of BBVA Asset Management and representative of the Group’s Diversity Plan, accepted the award at the offices of the Madrid Regional Government.
29 Sep 2014
BBVA Corporate & Investment Banking has received the “Market Outperformer Spain” and “Category Outperformer for Ancillary Services” ratings in the “Agent Banks in Major Markets Survey 2014” organized by Global Custodian magazine. This specialized publication has already recognized the bank’s institutional custody activity in previous years.
19 Sep 2014
BBVA Compass’ efforts to give customers clear and transparent banking is getting some well-earned recognition, with comparison site WalletHub giving it the second-highest score in its 2014 Checking Account Fee Transparency Report. The news comes on the heels of the bank’s improved scores in a Pew Charitable Trusts study that evaluated leading U.S. banks’ checking account practices.
30 Jun 2014
BBVA is the first global banking group to commercially launch mobile NFC payments based on new cloud-based payment specifications from Visa. The new cloud-based system will allow BBVA customers with NFC-enabled Android handsets to make contactless purchases by simply downloading an updated version of the BBVA Wallet app, available immediately.
25 Jul 2012
For the first time, ‘Structured Retail Products’ magazine has chosen BBVA as the best structured products supplier, according to financiers. In United States, Euromoney has distinguished BBVA customer service as remarkable. These two rewards recognise Corporate & Investment Banking (CIB) activity in America.