25 May 2018
At BBVA we always say that, the more you know, the better you can make decisions. Personal data offer us very valuable opportunities to provide better services for our customers and come up with new ways to put our customers at the center of our business. That is why protecting this data is a critical matter that concerns us all, as customers, and, especially, as employees of a digital company like ours. In order to better protect people, starting on the 25 th of May 2018, the new European Data Protection Regulation will go into effect.
27 Dec 2017
BBVA to boost social its impact in 2018, with an eye on the U.N.'s Sustainable Development Goals
Putting up a new calendar and starting a new year means taking stock of past achievements and setting new goals. In the area of Responsible Banking, BBVA is ready to take on new challenges, in order to continue making strides in responsible financing, digital transformation, human rights and other important areas.
17 Nov 2017
The TCR principles are the foundation of the roadmap BBVA wants to follow to achieve its goal of becoming the leading bank in transparency, clarity and responsibility. Still, there’s a long road ahead, one that requires work on two essential levels: traditional and digital banking.
10 Nov 2017
In the last two years four forces have shifted their perspective on sustainable issues. First, the global agenda has included sustainability in its goals with two key milestones: Paris agreement on climate change and Sustainable Development Goals by United Nations.Second, enterprises have understood that SDG mean a huge market and a new scope of opportunities. A new 12 trillion dollars market per year and 70 trillion dollars investment before 2030.Third, relevant investors have changed their perspective and therefore their way of seeking engagement on environmental and social issues. And finally, there has been an increase in regulation and soft-regulation related to this topics. Task Force on Climate - related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) or the High Level Expert Group from the European Commision are two good examples of it.
06 Nov 2017
Proposed law would oblige Spanish companies to publish non-financial information about their business
A proposed new law would require Spanish companies to increase the non-financial information in their management reports and expand content on corporate governance in their annual reports. The bill aims to measure, supervise and manage companies’ performance and their impact on society and the environment.
05 Jun 2017
June 5 is World Environment Day, a UN initiative to raise awareness about the need to take care of the planet. BBVA will illuminate some of its most emblematic buildings in green as a gesture to signify its commitment to this cause.
23 May 2017
Latin America is not very keen on, or good at saving, says a new publication by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The solution would be to promote financial education and build a culture based on improving saving habits among Latin Americans.
20 May 2017
X International Seminar on Language and Journalism: Plain language, a 21st century challenge
“Plain language entails putting readers first: discovering what they want to know, what information they need and helping them meet their goals. The goal is for readers to be able to understand a document written in plain language the first time they read it. But plain language doesn’t only have to do with language: it also includes the design, layout and mucho more.”
International Plain Language Federation
20 Apr 2017
BBVA Compass’ redesigned website showcases emphasis on clear communications, accessibility
BBVA Compass debuted its new website last month, with a look and feel that showcases the bank’s focus on transparent communications that empower its clients and on making its information and services accessible to everyone.
28 Nov 2016
Communication involves the sending and receiving of a message, yet it is hardly ever that simple. Problems can arise if the message is not understood, its meaning is distorted, or even worse, it leads to mistrust.
29 Apr 2016
Carlos Torres Vila: “Our aim is to develop a banking model that makes a bigger difference in our customers’ lives”
BBVA CEO Carlos Torres Vila said today that the sustainability of the banking business model in the current context of negative interest rates requires a change: To leave behind a money-centric infrastructure, based on revenues generated by interests, and develop a banking model that seeks to make a bigger difference in customers' lives. Speaking during BBVA’s Q1 2016 results presentation, Carlos Torres Vila expressed his conviction that “the more we are capable of offering a distinctive value, the more satisfied customers will be and the more viable and sustainable our business model will be.”
29 Mar 2016
The transparency report on the Fiscal Responsibility of Companies in the Ibex 35 compiled by Fundación Compromiso y Transparencia has awarded BBVA second place in the ranking of companies that best inform on their fiscal responsibility. This excellent result is thanks to the bank’s efforts to comply with the transparency indicators and improve their information in this area.
14 Mar 2016
At BBVA we have moved a step further in integrating our corporate information, with the publication of the BBVA report in 2015. Thus, after 13 Corporate Responsibility reports, for the first time all of the Group’s non-financial information has been published alongside the financial data, in one document.
10 Mar 2016
BBVA will help customers to make informed decisions by implementing the TCR principles
BBVA represents a benchmark in terms of transparency and clarity in the main markets where it operates. It further intends to position itself as a long-term industry leader in the field. Its roadmap is focused on creating a satisfactory customer experience, helping clients to make informed decisions with regard to their finances. The aim is to drive customer trust, their willingness to recommend BBVA and the bank’s reputation.
03 Mar 2016
The world of business resorts to a series of ratios - Return on Assets (ROA), Return on Equity (ROE), Return on Investment (ROI) or Risk-Adjusted Return (RAR) – to gauge a company’s profitability and activity.
We at BBVA strive to help our company achieve the best results. But besides what and how much we achieve, we worry about how those results are achieved. That is why we also talk about principle-adjusted return, one of the levers on which we have built our distinctive banking model, which we call responsible banking.
The key for a financial institution to survive in such a rapidly changing environment is to abide by ethics, according to BBVA Executive Director José Manuel Gónzalez-Páramo. In a conference on Companies and Public Goods held by the University of Navarra’s Entrerprise and Humanism Institute, José Manuel González-Páramo emphasized that “ethics is the keystone of the banking sector”.
11 Feb 2016
BBVA makes a positive balance of the measurement of the CSR programs’ social and financial value
The measurement of the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives and programs is acquiring an increasing relevance in companies. For the last four years, BBVA has been using the rsc2 methodology, proposed by McKinsey and developed in Spain with the Seres Foundation, to measure the social and financial impact of its actions in this field. The results of applying this methodology is revealing very valuable information to better manage these actions and contribute to them really being sustainable.
05 May 2015
The Board of Directors of BBVA named Carlos Torres Vila president & COO at a meeting held today in Madrid, replacing Ángel Cano. The Board also approved a new organizational structure that puts digital transformation at the center of the strategy to accelerate its execution, while creating a function with the sole mission of managing the countries’ networks and operations to enhance results.