Rob Brown, BBVA’s Chief Marketing Officer and head of Design and Responsible Business, shares his experience on working remotely during the redesign of BBVA’s brand last year. He explains how telework can help enable a global mindset, and how the most important element is to always stay connected as a team.
19 Mar 2020
Propel Venture Partners, the independent venture capital fund backed by BBVA, is celebrating its fourth anniversary of business this year. In this interview, Propel Partner Jay Reinemann, explains in the entity’s journey in these years and what are its next challenges. “The fintech sector is only going to expand and innovate faster and faster,” says Reinemann. “It’s a great time to be working in this industry.”
11 Mar 2020
BBVA’s Open Innovation unit is charged with ensuring the bank stays up to date with the latest fintech disruption happening anywhere in the world.
06 Mar 2020
A new survey by BBVA owned SME digital banking specialist Holvi has shown how nearly half of the UK big business workforce would like to set up their own company, but fears around financial management and redtape are stopping them.
27 Feb 2020
This week, the BBVA Mind Bank podcast features a special one-off interview between two people who firmly believe artificial intelligence has the potential to change the world for the better.
21 Feb 2020
Kai-Fu Lee, one of the world’s foremost experts in machine learning, has praised the focus BBVA has on Artificial Intelligence during a visit to the bank’s dedicated AI unit
05 Feb 2020
As BBVA last week unveiled a new set of strategic priorities to help strengthen its purpose, it also shared an update on its digital transformation.
03 Jan 2020
In this second article, BBVA experts in various fields give their views on the changes and breakthroughs that happened during 2019, and the ones we will see in the technological banking landscape in 2020.
02 Jan 2020
The role technology plays in people’s lives –both personal and business– is continually growing. As a bank, BBVA committed to transforming itself digitally long before the start of the last decade, understanding that technology was going to have a huge impact on how the industry operates. In this article, BBVA experts in various fields give their view on the changes that 2020 will see in the technological landscape.
20 Dec 2019
16 Dec 2019
A European Commission (EC) expert group has called on regulators to respond to the changing nature of fintech to ensure customers can continue to see the rewards the sector brings.
10 Dec 2019
BBVA has been named by the European Commision as one of the best supporters of startups on the continent for the third year in a row.
03 Dec 2019
BBVA has achieved a critical milestone in its drive towards digital banking after passing the 50 percent mobile banking tipping point for customers. The news means more than half of BBVA’s active customers worldwide now engage with the bank via mobile devices, and through mobile channels like its world-leading mobile banking app.
11 Nov 2019
By using AI to better understand customers financial lives, and to then offer them better advice and specific products, BBVA has been able to significantly increase digital sales.
04 Nov 2019
30 Oct 2019
25 Oct 2019
The BBVA and Anthemis Venture Studio has announced its second partnership, with innovative homebuying fintech StepLadder.
22 Oct 2019
The world of banking is continuing to undergo a paradigm shift in terms of the way it operates and the products and services it delivers. BBVA’s Global Head of New Digital Businesses (NDB), Ian Ormerod, outlines the strategies NDB enacts to build the future of banking, and how uncertainty is a key driver for its growth.
17 Oct 2019
BBVA has again been named as one of the world’s leading financial institutions when it comes to open banking. The accolade comes as part of the Open Banking Report 2019, published by online banking experts The Paypers and Innopay. The authors of the report also interviewed BBVA’s Global Head of Open Banking, Carlos López Moctezuma, drawing on his insights to explain best practice in the sector around the core themes.
10 Oct 2019
With technology and digitization increasingly powering the global economy, the emergence of quantum computing could prove to be a significant catalyst for innovation and growth.
08 Oct 2019
BBVA has named the winner of its newly created Open Talent Award for Sustainability as Australian last mile start-up AgUnity.
09 Sep 2019
Ricardo Martin Manjón was named as BBVA Global Head of Data in April this year, having previously been the bank’s Global Head of Data Strategy and Data Science Innovation. His role sees him lead the bank’s development, deployment and future thinking around how BBVA drives forward its use of data throughout the Group, so it can achieve its strategic objective of bringing the age of opportunity to everyone.
In this interview Martin Manjón outlines why BBVA has a strategic focus on data, how that manifests itself across the entire group, what it will mean for customers in the future and the critical importance scale plays in data management.
19 Aug 2019
Gonzalo Rodriguez Rodriguez is the global head of Customer Solutions at BBVA – the business unit charged with building the future of consumer financial services for the bank. In this interview, Gonzalo outlines where he sees the future of banking heading, and how far along that path BBVA currently is.
12 Aug 2019
06 Aug 2019
30 Jul 2019
When it comes to seeing what is coming down the line in financial services, the sector’s wide range of industry conferences is a great place to start.
22 Jul 2019
Atom bank, the UK’s first bank built exclusively for mobile and the UK’s most trusted bank on Trustpilot, has raised £50m in a fundraising round with participation from BBVA, Toscafund, Woodford Patient Capital Trust and funds advised by Perscitus LLP.
11 Jul 2019
Consumers’ sensitive data is increasingly at risk as more businesses ask for personal information as a way to verify digital identity online. But what if there were a way to do that without the risk of compromising that information? Covault is leading a revolution to do just that.
10 Jul 2019
The growth in usage in mobile banking across BBVA is continuing at pace, as new statistics from BBVA today show.
05 Jul 2019
In September last year, BBVA launched Open Marketplace – a new platform that streamlines the process of collaborating with a major global bank. How has it evolved, nine months on?
01 Jul 2019
There are just a few days left for those designing the future of banking to get their applications in for the 2019 edition of the world´s biggest fintech competition.
28 Jun 2019
27 Jun 2019
12 Jun 2019
BBVA Executive Chairman Carlos Torres Vila has reiterated the importance of the bank operating globally if it is to meet its purpose of bringing the age of opportunity to everyone.
Data may have been the key buzzword at the Money 2020 Europe event in Amsterdam last week, but it was its constituent parts that were really vying for attention.
07 Jun 2019
06 Jun 2019
How does BBVA-Anthemis partnership work, what is it trying to achieve and what will success look like? Gustavo Vinacua, Global Head of Venture Creation at BBVA, and Farhan Lalji, Venture Partnership Lead at Anthemis, revealed their new strategy at Money2020.
04 Jun 2019
Money 2020 Europe is the biggest conference on the continent focused on the future of banking, money and financial services. Over the course of three days in Amsterdam, around 10,000 business leaders, entrepreneurs, start-ups, press and potential customers will be sharing and debating the trends likely to shape the future of the sector.
28 May 2019
24 May 2019
Applications for BBVA Open Talent 2019 — the biggest fintech startup competition in the world — are open until 5 July 2019.
07 May 2019
Last week during the 2019 first quarter results presentation, BBVA CEO Onur Genç outlined some of the continued progress the bank has been making in its digital transformation.
16 Apr 2019
Each year Propel Venture Partners holds an annual summit for the businesses it invests into through it’s single limited partner, BBVA. The event in Silicon Valley is a chance for updates, shared learnings, introductions and to discuss the kind of technology and drivers that will shape the sector in the coming years.
12 Apr 2019
BBVA Group executive chairman outlined the importance of the shared ecosystem to building the future of financial services at the Propel Venture Partners annual summit, an event for fintech CEOs celebrated this week in San Francisco, California.
25 Mar 2019
The ways in which businesses use data to deliver on their strategies is almost as varied as the sources of data themselves. This was one of the key messages from last week’s Domopalooza event held in Salt Lake City in Utah.
14 Mar 2019
12 Mar 2019
BBVA’s Global Head of Client Solutions, Derek White, told a conference in the Spanish capital Madrid this morning that it was crucial the customers win ‘The Game of Data’.
21 Feb 2019
One of the guardians of the world´s financial systems has issued a new report urging global authorities to stay vigilant against potential fintech-related threats to financial stability.
19 Feb 2019
The digital transformation of the world’s banking industry is a critical evolution that’s needed to ensure the sector stays relevant to its customers and clients.
18 Feb 2019
The relationship, amusingly portrayed as a love-in between big banks like BBVA and fintech start-ups, was the subject of special Valentines Day show in London last week.