BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. Its purpose is to bring the age of opportunity to everyone. This motto reflects the bank’s role as enabler, offering its customers the best banking solutions, helping them make the best financial decisions and making a true difference in their lives. We live in the era of opportunities, where technology offers universal access to education and offers many more people than ever before the possibility of embarking on projects and chasing their dreams. BBVA helps people make their dreams come true.
27 Apr 2018
Carlos Torres Vila (born in Salamanca, 24 February 1966) is the CEO of BBVA. Carlos Torres Vila joined BBVA in 2008 as head of Strategy and Corporate Development and a member of its Executive Committee. In 2014 he became head of Digital Banking until May 2015 when he was appointed as Group’s CEO.
26 Apr 2018
José Manuel González-Páramo is Ph.D., M.Phil. and M.A. in Economics from Columbia University. He also holds a Ph.D. from Universidad Complutense.
25 Apr 2018
Derek White heads BBVA’s Global Customer Solutions area and leads the delivery of the digital transformation of the bank to support the achievement of BBVA’s strategic purpose of bringing the age of opportunity to everyone.
24 Apr 2018
Ricardo is the Global Head of Talent and Culture and a member of the Executive Committee at the BBVA Group. In this role, he is responsible for people management, organizational development, cultural transformation, corporate premises and services, and cross-functional projects. Previously, he was the Head of Business Development for Growth Markets, where he led the business development and digital transformation efforts in Turkey, Mexico and South America.
21 Apr 2018
Cristina de Parias (born in Seville in 1965) has been Country Manager of BBVA Spain since 2014. She holds a law degree from the University of Seville and an MBA from IESE.
Eduardo Osuna Osuna (Mexico City, 28 de septiembre de 1969) is Vice President and CEO of BBVA Bancomer. He graduated with a B.S in Mechanical-Electrical Engineering from the La Salle University in Mexico City where he also graduated with a M.S in Top Management from the IPADE Business School. In addition he has a major in M&A from the Columbia Business School.
20 Apr 2018
Domingo Armengol Calvo (Barbastro, October, 25th, 1965) is BBVA’s Corporate Secretary and Secretary of the Board of Directors since 2009. Lawyer with more than 25 years of experience as Secretary of the Board of Directors and legal counsel for several companies in various sectors including Airlines, Food, Real Estate, Banking and Finance, he is also Secretary of the Board of non-profit organizations as BBVA’s Foundation.
18 Apr 2018
Onur Genç was named CEO of BBVA Compass and U.S. country manager for BBVA Group in January 2017. He also is responsible for BBVA operations in New York and the BBVA Bancomer Houston Agency.
17 Apr 2018
Jorge Sáenz-Azcúnaga (born in Bilbao, 23 March 1970) is Head of Country Monitoring at BBVA. He earned his BS in Business Administration from the Universidad Comercial de Deusto (Spain) and holds a PDG from the IESE Business School (Spain).
14 Apr 2018
José Luis de los Santos Tejero (born in Almadén on 27/11/1956) is the Chief Audit Executive for BBVA Group.
13 Apr 2018
David Puente is Head of Data BBVA. In 2017 David Puente was appointed Director of Data, reporting to directly to the Chief Executive Officer. David is responsible for defining and implementing the overall data strategy, strengthening the Group’s data governance model, establishing the necessary capabilities from the different areas of the bank in order to develop models for data-driven products and solutions, and boosting a data culture that accelerates BBVA’s digital transformation process.
12 Apr 2018
Ricardo Moreno is the global leader of BBVA Engineering. His main challenge on this role is to contribute to BBVA’s digital change managing and transforming the Group’s Information Technology platforms and Processes.
11 Apr 2018
Rafael Salinas Martínez de Lecea (born in Granada, 11 November 1966) is the CRO of BBVA.
10 Apr 2018
Following a 13 year career in Bloomberg, first in London for Bloomberg TV and then in Madrid for the news agency, Paul joined BBVA’s Communications team as the Director of Corporate Communications and Global Businesses. Prior to this change, Paul was the Chief Correspondent for Spain and Portugal at the Bloomberg news agency.
23 Mar 2018
The relationship between banks and ‘fintech’ startups has evolved from mistrust to collaboration. Users, already used to enjoying improved customer experiences, may come out big winners. In this collaborative context, BBVA is mentioned as an organization that is “showing the world what the future of banking can be”.
22 Mar 2018
One more year, BBVA will join Earth Hour: A campaign promoted by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) that has blossomed into a worldwide movement in the fight against climate change.
19 Mar 2018
BBVA is developing payment methods based on biometric technologies to make checkout at stores ‘invisible’. It is already being used in cafeterias and restaurants at Ciudad BBVA. More than 1,000 employees already use an app to automate payments and testing has begun on a biometric facial recognition system based on technology from the startup Veridas, a JV of BBVA and Das-Nano in 2017.
16 Mar 2018
Francisco González, Group Executive Chairman
- Transformation: “We’ve reached a digital tipping point. In six countries more than 50 percent of customers are digital”
- Dividend: “Our earnings in 2017 allow us to maintain a very solid stream of dividends, with a clear, predictable and sustainable remuneration policy”
- Principles: “We’ve gone through a deep financial crisis and BBVA emerged from it with a very strong reputation”
Carlos Torres Vila, CEO
- Evaluation: “In 2017 we accelerated our transformation, making great strides in the digitization of our business with a huge impact in terms of sales and customer loyalty and satisfaction”
Moments before the start of BBVA’s Annual General Meeting, to be held in Bilbao today, Francisco González made some remarks in which he reviewed last year’s results and the advances in the digital transformation project. “2017 has been a very good year for BBVA, and 2018 will be even better. And I know it will, because I have never seen our company so strong, so committed, and so united as under this transformation project.” he said.
09 Mar 2018
The European Commission has published its Action Plan to boost the contribution of the financial industry to the aim of achieving a more sustainable global economy. The Plan is in line with BBVA’s 2025 Commitment, the Bank’s strategy on climate change and sustainability, which involves the mobilization of €100 billion over the next eight years to promote the transition toward a low-carbon economy and the sustainable development.
IBM, Microsoft, Google, Amazon… It may not seem like it, but corporate juggernauts are not the only players working to take AI to the next level. ‘Startups’ from across the world also have a lot to say in the future of smart machines.
08 Mar 2018
Across BBVA design thinking is now firmly entrenched into the core of the bank and is seen throughout the way it operates and does business.
27 Feb 2018
26 Feb 2018
The “proptech” companies and the most innovative financial institutions are already offering services that improve the customer experience in the real estate sector.
23 Feb 2018
BBVA today launched its new BBVA for Everyone app, available for both iOS and Android operating systems, which enables the blind and those with physical or mild mental disabilities to use the bank’s network of over 6,300 automatic teller machines (ATMs). This new tool will guide those with visual disabilities to the ATM of their choice and help them withdraw cash. BBVA is a pioneer in this type of mobile solutions, which complement the services already available for people with disabilities on the web and corporate apps.
The versatility of its famous multi-use knives and the precision of its watches have given Switzerland the reputation of being one of the most innovative countries on the planet. The Alpine country has a long tradition of inventions that have helped improve our day-to-day lives. Inventions such as the ‘Rex’ vegetable peeler and the well-known coffee capsules show how Swiss talent has been able to adapt itself to society’s new needs and contribute to its development.
06 Feb 2018
02 Feb 2018
Metrovacesa will make its debut on the Spanish stock exchanges on February 6, with a price of €16.5 per share. As part of the IPO process, the majority shareholders – Santander and BBVA – have sold 25.8% of Metrovacesa’s capital. BBVA placed a total of 11,619,724 shares, which represent 26.9% of its stake in the property company (7.7% of the share capital). The transaction is part of BBVA’s strategy of divestment in real estate holdings.
01 Feb 2018
26 Jan 2018
Urban planning in the 20th Century was developed on the basis of the traditional concept of a car with a driver. The arrival of self-driving cars will make it necessary to rethink the design of cities and their suburbs.
24 Jan 2018
BBVA has been selected to join the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index 2018, which recognizes companies’ achievements in gender equality policies, both regarding their employees and in support of social initiatives, along with their offering of products and services that prioritize this commitment. Garanti Bank, part of the BBVA Group, has also been included in the index.
23 Jan 2018
BBVA’s Group Executive Chairman Francisco González told a meeting of world leaders today that: “We have to transform the bank into a digital company, a services company, as soon as we can.” He was speaking at a high-level panel discussion held during the World Economic Forum at Davos entitled “The Global Business Context.” For the BBVA Chairman, the challenge is to be as efficient as the internet giants, and to attract the best digital talent.
16 Jan 2018
E-everything: Smart cars, watches and speakers have all begun to earn a place in the everyday lives of millions of people. Could any of them become as important as smartphones?
15 Jan 2018
BBVA announced the creation of the Information Security & Engineering Risk (IS&ER) unit, a new area within Engineering, to coordinate the group’s information security, cybersecurity and engineering risk efforts. Álvaro Garrido has been appointed head of IS&ER, reporting directly to BBVA’s Global Head of Engineering, Ricardo Moreno.
12 Jan 2018
More and more companies and consumers are turning to biometric technologies to enhance their authentication and payment methods. Compared to traditional password-based mechanisms, these solutions provide a better user experience and increased security.
11 Jan 2018
BBVA presents Baby Planner, a new functionality within BBVA’s app and website that allows customers and non-customers to understand the expenses associated with having a baby. The monetary expenditure for families with a child under three is 10% higher than for those without, as concluded by estimates from BBVA Research after factoring in other differences between households. This added functionality serves to give new parents the information they need to plan their finances. BBVA Baby Planner also provides the economic effects associated with maternity and paternity-leave and other schemes to offer “work-baby balance.”
It’s called the ‘upgrade effect.’ A new version of your mobile comes out and, without realizing it, you become careless with your own phone. Is your subconscious crying out for that spectacular new model that’s already available in the stores?
10 Jan 2018
Once a year, some 180,000 people meet at the most famous consumer electronics show in the world: the CES in Las Vegas. There, in spectacular fashion, they are shown the latest creations of the biggest brands, the extravagances of the smallest ones and the trends that will define the next wave of audio, image, home and automobile electronic devices.
09 Jan 2018
BBVA offers its private banking clients access to the best art advisory service in the world, to help them develop their taste and passion within the most promising sectors of the art market. BBVA has partnered with The Fine Art Group, a global art and finance house, to provide its clients with an art advisory service. But, what does art advisory really entail?
29 Dec 2017
“We are our memory, we are that chimerical museum of shifting shapes, that pile of broken mirrors.”
― Jorge Luis Borges, in Praise of Darkness
27 Dec 2017
Artificial intelligence has political, social, economic, military and even philosophical implications. And Twitter provides some good insight on them. Here are eleven key accounts that must be followed in order to understand how machines are learning to think in an increasingly complex way.
21 Dec 2017
The strategic commitment of the most dynamic banks to digitization is played out in several areas: the competition for talent, new technologies, the creation of their own fintech companies, agreements with startups, etc. The success of this strategy, which aims to improve customer experience, cannot be measured in the short term.
20 Dec 2017
BBVA in Switzerland has just become the first private financial institution in the country to offer its clients the digital signature service, which facilitates the management and signing of documents and provides an improved user experience.
15 Dec 2017
Fans of both Boca Juniors and River Plate, Argentina´s premier soccer teams, can see the BBVA Francés logo on the jerseys of their favorite players. Music lovers, meanwhile, will find the bank sponsors tours by stars of yesterday and today, from Iron Maiden to Katy Perry.
BBVA’s Group Executive Chairman was given the Vocento Corporate Leadership Award for his career achievements. Vocento recognized Francisco González as a “corporate leader with numerous accomplishments who saw the emergence of digitization in our lives as an opportunity, and decided to turn the bank into a digital company.”
14 Dec 2017
BBVA Spain earned the highest overall score in Forrester Research report, entitled “2017 Online Banking Functionality Benchmark.” Forrester analyzed 13 European retail banks’ secure websites for the report, including institutions in the United Kingdom, France, Turkey, the Netherlands and Italy. BBVA’s Turkish bank, Garanti, was also ranked second on the list. BBVA also received the highest overall score in Forrester’s July report “Global Mobile Banking Benchmark 2017.”
04 Dec 2017
The technological revolution has the intensity of a tsunami. What’s new today will be old tomorrow, and will give way to new disruptive phenomena. What’s the next step?
01 Dec 2017
It was a record-breaking week for BBVA Spain, particularly in digital records. From Nov. 20 through Nov. 27, the period including “Black Friday” and “Cyber Monday,” the number of consumer loans contracted at BBVA Spain reached unprecedented levels, with 54% coming through digital channels.