06 May 2021
BBVA USA Executive Director of Syndicated Finance Origination Cara Younger was named to American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Banking: Next. Now in its third year, the list recognizes the accomplishments of women age 40 and under in the banking industry.
27 Apr 2021
The BBVA Research team has published its Economic Outlook for second quarter 2021, noting that a successful vaccination campaign, combined with low interest rates and massive fiscal stimulus, is expected to drive a strong recovery.
07 Apr 2021
According to the latest economic analysis published by the BBVA Research team, March’s unemployment figures remain stubbornly high despite strong increases in employment, dropping to 6 percent for the month.
31 Mar 2021
As Central Alabama deals with the aftermath of 11 confirmed tornados on March 25, BBVA USA has announced it will donate $25,000 toward community relief efforts through the BBVA Foundation. The tornado recovery grant will support the United Way of Central Alabama.
09 Mar 2021
According to the latest economic analysis from the BBVA Research team, February’s unemployment figures confirm that labor market conditions continue to improve as COVID-19 cases slow down, vaccination rates rise and restrictions are lifted in some parts of the U.S.
19 Feb 2021
03 Feb 2021
BBVA Research published its January auto sales chartbook, noting vehicle sales went up 5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020. Sales for the year declined 14.7 percent to 14.5 million units, the lowest since 2012.
02 Feb 2021
In an economic analysis published by the BBVA Research, the team’s lead economists report that the economy continued to expand in the fourth quarter of 2020, though at a much slower pace. According to the analysis, this pace reflected both solid ongoing momentum and the negative consequences of lower fiscal support and rising COVID-19 cases.
29 Jan 2021
Aurora Garza-Hagan, CEO of BBVA Transfer Services, has been elected Chairperson of the Money Services Business Association (MSBA), a trade association focusing on the non-bank money services industry.
28 Jan 2021
BBVA USA received a perfect score of 100 on the 2021 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), the nation’s premier benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation. The bank joins the ranks of over 767 major U.S. businesses that also earned top marks this year.
25 Jan 2021
The BBVA Research team has published its Economic Outlook for first quarter 2021, noting that a post-holiday surge in COVID-19 cases and a vaccine rollout that is falling short of expectations have confirmed the need for further stimulus.
21 Dec 2020
After nearly a decade of bringing holiday joy to families across the country, the BBVA Foundation’s Project Blue Elf campaign continues its focus on financial education in a uniquely 2020 way.
07 Dec 2020
According to the latest economic analysis from the BBVA Research team, November’s unemployment figures suggest that the labor market is losing momentum as the pandemic worsens and fiscal support wanes. Additionally, the ongoing increase in permanent unemployment reveals the damaging long-term effects of the pandemic. Both situations highlight the need for Congress to take action and adds pressure on the Fed to take more decisive action.
12 Nov 2020
After showing signs of slowing in September, the unemployment rate plunged to 6.9 percent in October, down from 7.9 percent, driven by disproportionately higher job gains in the household employment survey, according to the latest economic analysis from the BBVA Research team.
09 Nov 2020
05 Nov 2020
BBVA Research published its October auto sales chartbook, noting vehicle sales have experienced a v-shaped recovery, increasing 36 percent in the third quarter of 2020 from the previous quarter. However, sales are still 10 percent below levels observed in 3Q2019.
28 Oct 2020
The BBVA Research team has published its Economic Outlook for fourth quarter 2020, anticipating that the pandemic and upcoming election could add noise to the short-term outlook even as medium-term prospects improve.
17 Sep 2020
BBVA USA has been honored by Global Finance as one of the World’s Best Corporate/Institutional Digital Banks in North America for 2020.
16 Sep 2020
01 Sep 2020
BBVA USA today announced the formation of its second Business Resource Group (BRG), this one in support of employees who identify as part of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer (LGBTQ) and supporting community. The announcement was made during the bank’s first LGBTQ Perspectives internal panel discussion, held virtually and including more than 300 bank employees.
20 Aug 2020
06 Aug 2020
BBVA Research published its July auto sales chartbook, noting vehicle sales exceeded expectations for the quarter, resulting in an upward revision to the economists’ annual forecast. However, sales were still 33.7 percent below levels observed in 2Q2019, the worst decline since 2Q09.
The BBVA Research team published its economic analysis of the drop in gross domestic product for second quarter 2020, noting it is the steepest decline in over-the-quarter growth since 1937, in the aftermath of the Great Depression.
31 Jul 2020
As companies across the globe struggle to find a balance between protecting the health and safety of employees and maintaining an efficient and effective workforce, BBVA is using its highly visible leadership team to meet that challenge with frequent transparent updates.
BBVA USA Indirect Auto Executive Melissa Sacher was named to American Banker’s Most Powerful Women in Banking: Next. Now in its second year, the list recognizes the accomplishments of women age 40 and under in the banking industry.
23 Jul 2020
April 2020 marked a high point in U.S. investments in environmental, social and governance (ESG)-themed exchange-traded funds in April 2020, according to analysts with BBVA Global Market Research. Nearly $2.8 billion flowed into equity and fixed income ETFs during the month, compared to the previous record of $2.4 billion in January 2020.
22 Jul 2020
The BBVA Research team published its insights into the economic impact of possible presidential election outcomes in 2020, noting that a divided government is unlikely to make significant policy changes, resulting in a continuation of the status quo in terms of growth.
07 Jul 2020
06 Jul 2020
The BBVA Research team has published two reports: its U.S. Regional Outlook for July, highlighting key factors impacting regional economies, along with its economic analysis of the U.S. employment report. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact job growth and other economic indicators.
02 Jul 2020
19 Jun 2020
BBVA USA announced earlier this week that it would close offices across its footprint in commemoration of Juneteenth, creating an opportunity to cultivate a deeper understanding of our individual and collective roles in standing against systemic racism and social injustice.
16 Jun 2020
10 Jun 2020
09 Jun 2020
The BBVA Research team has published its unemployment insights for May 2020, noting that the economy appears to have reached bottom and that the recovery is underway.
29 May 2020
Operational excellence provides the foundation upon which the hallmarks of superior performance are built. This is true for companies of all sizes in all industries, and BBVA USA is no exception.
21 May 2020
The BBVA Research team has published its Economic Outlook for second quarter 2020, offering a look at how the U.S. economy might recover in a post-COVID world.
13 May 2020
28 Apr 2020
While banks across the country struggle to keep up with the onslaught of loan applications from small businesses racing to access Paycheck Protection Program funds, employees at BBVA USA found a unique solution: volunteers.
27 Apr 2020
The BBVA Research team has published its U.S. Macroeconomic Pulse for April 2020, offering insight into the economic outlook as well as macro fundamentals.
When the pandemic relief legislation known as the CARES Act passed in late March, BBVA USA recognized that an online application for the Act’s Payroll Protection Program (PPP) would be the best way to expedite funding and ensure the safety and health of its customers and employees.
17 Apr 2020
As small businesses across the country struggle with challenges from decreased sales to mandatory shut-downs tied to the COVID-19 pandemic, BBVA USA employees worked fervently to ensure the bank was one of the first in the U.S. to accept applications for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program.
07 Apr 2020
Simple,a subsidiary of BBVA USA, today announced another addition to its rapidly growing list of products and features for its online customers with the launch of its No-Penalty CD.
03 Apr 2020
31 Mar 2020
According to the publication released from BBVA Research, When will the U.S. economy recover from the infection?, the experience of countries that have transitioned beyond the worst phase of the pandemic suggest that the number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. could peak in the spring or early summer.
19 Mar 2020
02 Mar 2020
25 Feb 2020
BBVA often is quoted as saying that the future of finance is financing the future – in part, this means that the bank believes that financial institutions play a key role in the transition to a more sustainable economy.
19 Feb 2020
The BBVA Research team has published its Economic Outlook for first quarter 2020, offering a look at a number of timely events and their anticipated economic impact.
07 Feb 2020
06 Feb 2020
Nonfinancial debt, specifically the relatively high ratio of business leverage, is drawing attention from economists working in policy and finance spheres, according to a recent publication by BBVA Senior Economist Filip Blazheski.