Nerea Abad Gómez
15 Nov 2015
The Chairman & CEO of BBVA, Francisco González, stressed at the summit in Turkey that authorities should start to wrap up the financial reform agenda to take a breather and analyze its impact on the recovery. “Regulation must focus on growth and not just financial stability,” said Francisco González at the summit, where business leaders share their opinions with politicians on the major challenges facing the global economy.
07 Oct 2015
Today, Fox Business broadcast a live interview with the Chairman & CEO of BBVA. “The United States is one of the most promising markets for BBVA. It has a very digitalized society, but the banking system is a bit rudimentary. There is a gap that someone has to fill and BBVA wants to be one of the players,” said Francisco González on the set of the Opening Bell show in New York.
BBVA has unveiled the official website of Liga BBVA and Liga Adelante (www.ligabbva.com), offering users the best on-line soccer league in the world. Soccer fans can now access dozens of videos, exclusive content and live broadcasts. Gregorio Panadero, Managing Director of Communications and Branding at BBVA, explains that the philosophy behind www.ligabbva.com is “to provide users from around the world with a new tool for accessing the kind of on-line content they demand, quickly and free of charge, wherever they are and, in the future, regardless of the language they speak”.
31 Jul 2015
BBVA more than doubled its net attributable profit in the first half compared to the same period a year earlier, totaling €2.76 billion (+107.7%). Without including the results from corporate operations (CNCB and Catalunya Banc), net income grew 52.9% year-over-year between January and June to €2.03 billion thanks to strong recurring banking revenues.
30 Jul 2015
BBVA earned €1.33 billion in the first half of 2014, 53.9% less than in the year-earlier period, due to the absence of corporate operations. Without including such operations, net income from ongoing operations rose 11.7% to €1.54 billion. For the second quarter in a row, the Group’s NPA ratio fell. Net entries to NPAs from the banking business in Spain were negative in the second quarter.
27 Jul 2015
BBVA is now the leading shareholder in Garanti, Turkey’s largest bank in terms of market capitalization. After completing the transaction announced last November to acquire an additional 14.89% holding, the BBVA Group now owns to 39.90% of Garanti. Francisco González is in Istanbul due to the closing of the transaction and the appointment of the new Garanti CEO.
24 Jul 2015
The BBVA Chairman & CEO received Garbiñe Muguruza at BBVA’s new headquarters in Madrid. Francisco González wanted to congratulate the player in person following her stellar performance during the first half of the current season and particularly for reaching the Ladies’ Final in Wimbledon, where she played against Serena Williams. Muguruza is currently number 9 in the WTA ranking.
23 Jul 2015
El Celler de Can Roca, the best restaurant in the world according to the British magazine Restaurant, has revealed today some of the ingredients that will be part of the menus that the Roca brothers will cook during their BBVA Tour 2015, which will take them to Argentina, the United States and Turkey.
This year’s edition of the BBVA Route, dubbed “An Adventure in the Country of Emeralds”, starts tomorrow with the arrival in Madrid of the 174 participating students from 21 countries, who will embark on a journey that will take them across Spain and Colombia. Now on its 30th edition, the program – directed by Miguel de la Quadra Salcedo –renews its commitment to the Ibero-American youth.
15 Jul 2015
BBVA Open Talent 2015 – BBVA’s competition for FinTech start-ups, now in its’ 7th year – has attracted 652 entrants from 63 countries, competing for the chance to make it to this year’s finals, to be held in Spain, the United States and Mexico. For the first time, the United States is the country with the largest number of entrants, with 166 competitors.
02 Jul 2015
El Celler de Can Roca, declared the best restaurant in the world by the british magazine Restaurant, will join BBVA’s Open Talent competition. The six winning startups will spend a day in the Roca brothers’ kitchen where innovation is a prominent ingredient.
29 Apr 2015
BBVA posted a net attributable profit of €1.54 billion between January and March of 2015, up 146.2% from a year earlier. Without including the capital gains from the sales of shares in Chinese bank CNCB, profit increased 52.8% to €953 million. The good earnings performance and cost containment measures helped push profits higher.
04 Feb 2015
The BBVA Group posted a profit of €2.62 billion in 2014, 25.7% more than in 2013, according to the new accounting rules1, driven by the solid net interest income performance, cost control and lower loan-loss and real-estate provisions. Net income from ongoing operations, which does not include results from corporate operations, grew 53.1% to €3.08 billion year-over-year.
29 Oct 2014
BBVA posted an attributable profit of €1.93 billion between January and September, 37.3% less than in the same period a year earlier, when it booked capital gains on the sale of non-strategic assets. Without taking into account such gains, net income from ongoing operations rose 43.2% year-over-year, totaling €2.28 billion.
24 Jun 2014
BBVA came first in the distribution business and analysis of equity derivatives in a survey conducted annually by Thomson Reuters EXTEL, with 10.6% and 13.2% of the customers’ votes respectively. This recognition was possible thanks to its strategy of providing customers with an added value that combines analytical solutions with a prompt and precise price offer.
10 Jun 2014
Ana González, head of Selection for BBVA Spain and Global Areas for the Group, highlighted how important it is to have been chosen for the second year running as the financial institution young Spaniards would most like to work for.
05 Jun 2014
BBVA has been recognized as the best Spanish company in online communication of corporate responsibility, according to the Italian consultancy Lundquist. At the IV CSR Online Awards BBVA has risen by one place to 7th company in the ranking of more than 100 European companies.
04 Jun 2014
BBVA Chairman Francisco González has been awarded the Americas Society Gold Medal in recognition for his important contribution to the growth and development of the Americas. He received the award last night at a formal dinner in New York.
06 May 2014
This European award recognizes the “company that is doing most to bring mobile payments to the mass market”. BBVA has moved ahead of its competitors thanks to this free app that allows users to manage their card expenditure and make payments from their cell phone.
30 Apr 2014
The first quarter of 2014 marked the start of a new cycle of growth for BBVA’s operating results. Net income from ongoing operations rose 18.7% over the first quarter of 2013, to €744 million. Net attributable profit came to €624 million, which was 64% less than the same period a year earlier due to corporate operations that were booked in the first three months of 2013.
22 Apr 2014
BBVA has been distinguished in the 2014 Randstad awards as one of the three most attractive companies to work for in the banking sector in Spain. The award, presented in the Círculo de Bellas Artes Academy in Madrid, was accepted by Silvia Fernández, director of Selection for BBVA.
11 Apr 2014
The Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía (Mexican Center for Philanthropy, CEMEFI) presented BBVA Bancomer with the award for Socially Responsible Company in the “14 years” category, and Seguros BBVA Bancomer received the “6 years” distinction, in recognition of the bank’s commitment to the community and to the economic and social development of the country.
27 Mar 2014
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26 Feb 2014
BBVA has been awarded best investment bank in Spain for the third year running in Global Finance’s ranking.
10 Feb 2014
BBVA Corporate & Investment Banking has received four “Deal of the Year” awards, specially focused on the energy industry, bestowed by Trade Finance Magazine for the best deals carried out in 2013.
23 Jan 2014
The bank has received the IFR award for the issue of $1,500 million of a new type of perpetual debt eventually convertible into equity completed by the bank in April 2013. BBVA has been the first European bank to issue this new generation of instruments that are eligible as capital under the new regulatory framework of Basel III.
10 Jan 2014
The goal of the campaign was to engage and include the employees in the transformation process as a way of making the company both the “best place to work” and “the best bank for customers”. This new approach encourages them to feel they are active participants who are entitled to take decisions and make choices. In order for them to “choose” the brand, the campaign was designed to highlight all the strengths “we can be proud of and which set us apart”.