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Communications

14 May 2018

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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”

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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.

08 Mar 2018

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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

Investor angels, or business angels, are people who invest their money in the initial phase of startups, in exchange for a participation in capital. They also usually carry out the role of a mentor and offer their consent and experience to entrepreneurs.

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

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Attributable profit

In 2017, the BBVA Group generated a net attributable profit of €3.52 billion (+1.3%). Without taking into account the impairment losses from Telefónica, net profit for 2017 stood at €4.64 billion, up 19.7% compared to 2016 results, excluding the provisions related to ‘floor clauses’ in Spain. Record revenue and cost containment efforts in operating expenses were the main drivers of this result.

26 Jan 2018

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

15 Jan 2018

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.”

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

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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

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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

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.