07 Feb 2018
BBVA took part in the first seminar organized by the Institute of Compliance Officers (IOC). Executives of Spanish multinationals addressed the main challenges facing the profession in applying current regulations within a company. They underscored the fundamental role of the compliance officer in companies committed to transparency and good corporate governance.
24 Oct 2017
As a partner in the Spanish Network of the United Nations’ Global Compact, BBVA works to promote sustainability and the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). United Nations Day provides a time to recall the role companies play in peoples’ lives and the need for them to make a firm commitment to creating a better future.
26 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017
It’s known as the Gateway City. A place that has been sung about by country music legends like Johnny Cash and Willie Nelson, a city that lived under seven flags at one point or another, and the home to an institution that is more than a century old.
23 Jun 2017
Halfway into its five-year, $11 billion commitment to serving low- to moderate-income communities, BBVA Compass has made tens of thousands of pinpoint investments and loans that have changed lives and created opportunities.
13 Jun 2017
BBVA Group garners excellent results in a number of categories of the prestigious Extel Survey’s 2017 edition. Jaime Sáenz de Tejada named Spain’s best chief financial officer.
04 May 2017
05 Apr 2017
The European Commission’s Fintech Task Force held its first conference in Brussels. BBVA was the only incumbent bank invited to the meeting where the Group’s contribution to promoting digital financial services was recognized.
07 Mar 2017
BBVA Compass and Opportunity Finance Network on Tuesday welcome their inaugural class of 25 Opportunity Fellows to Birmingham for a three-day training session where they’ll explore how to lead the change necessary to give underserved communities equal access to capital.
07 Feb 2017
BBVA Compass took part in many events in the run up to Sunday’s big game, but it was the kid-friendly one that shined brightest. On Feb. 2, BBVA Compass hosted the 13 Make-A-Wish children headed to the game and their families for a private dinner at BBVA Compass Stadium. In addition to the dinner, the children and their families toured the Houston Dynamo and Dash’s home and spent time with Houston Texans Linebacker Brian Cushing and Houston Dash Forward Kealia Ohai. Hosting the event underscored the bank’s efforts to give back and create special opportunities as part of the big game festivities.
20 Jan 2017
19 Dec 2016
The Dutch NGO PAX recently published a new edition of the report, “Don’t Bank on the Bomb”, which documents and denounces the governments and banks around the world that are financing of companies producing nuclear weapons. The organization also annually publishes the report “Worldwide Investments in Cluster Munitions: A Shared Responsibility”, which focuses on financing of cluster bombs.
02 Dec 2016
After the financial crisis of 2008, the role that banks need to play in society seems to have been finally clarified. The purpose – or the rationale – of a bank is currently defined in terms of service to citizens, the community or the specific groups with which it interacts (stakeholders). In this new business model, principles are integrated into the bank’s strategy and grant consistency and unity to three fundamental concepts: the purpose, the strategy and the corporate culture. Today in the banking industry, the talk is not about what we want to be but how to become what we want to be. In other words: how to build a responsible culture.
27 Oct 2016
Following the publication of the third quarter results, BBVA CEO Carlos Torres Vila said today that the Group hit an important milestone in capital generation: a CET1 fully-loaded capital ratio of 11%, a goal originally set for 2017. “We have had solid growth in recurring revenues, cost control and stability in risk indicators,” he indicated prior to the press conference with Spanish media.
26 Oct 2016
BBVA Compass and Opportunity Finance Network are joining forces to cultivate the next generation of leaders for Community Development Financial Institutions, organizations that are critical engines of opportunity in low-income communities.
12 Oct 2016
BBVA Compass employees recently closed out 100 Days of Brightness, the bank’s initiative to create smiles through random acts of kindness.
16 Sep 2016
As a result of the integral transformation process kicked off in 2016, BBVA Bancomer established a scheme to implement a strategy based on the new concept of “Responsible Business” as the focal point of its social responsibility actions. The strategy is built on three cornerstones in first place, social actions aimed at fostering education and which are carried out through the BBVA Bancomer Foundation; the second, financial education; and third the promotion of entrepreneurship, primarily with a societal focus.
14 Sep 2016
Private industry leaders gathered at BBVA Compass Plaza in Houston for a workshop Tuesday on how businesses can push progress on the most pressing issues of our time. The workshop, hosted by BBVA Compass, the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals Fund and the BBVA Microfinance Foundation, had two goals: to help spread the word and build understanding of the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, which revolve around issues like education, health, poverty alleviation, clean water and the climate; and to gather input from executives at some of the companies that are already focused on tackling some of those same issues.
29 Apr 2016
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.”
22 Apr 2016
To refer to “Colombians” is to paint a very specific human profile that arises from the depths of a land peppered with regions in a geographic delight. The two oceans that surround Colombia and three large mountain ranges that run across it explain in part the contrasts, accents and diversity of the Colombian people. A territory full of people from coastal, valley, plains, Huila and Santander regions. Each with their own, very diverse cultures that melt away in the overwhelming joy, strength, creativity and desire to excel that is the common denominator of all Colombians.
16 Mar 2016
Responsible banking models are drawing more and more interest from specialized analysts and institutional investors.
03 Mar 2016
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”.
17 Dec 2015
BBVA’s new corporate headquarters in Madrid have become an architectural and sustainability landmark. Architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron have designed not only a smart but an environmentally and people friendly city, reflective of the financial group’s global digital transformation strategy.
The 7 interconnected low-rise units that integrate Ciudad BBVA gravitate around the 100-meter diameter plaza presided over by La Vela: a 93 meter high-rise that has already claimed a spot in Madrid’s skyline.
30 Oct 2015
BBVA earned €2.82 billion in the first nine months of 2015, up 45.9% in y-o-y terms, without considering the one-off impacts from corporate deals closed so far this year (partial sale of CNCB and sale of CIFH and acquisitions of Catalunya Banc and of a 14.89% stake in Garanti). After factoring in these impacts, net profit totaled €1.7 billion, down 11.8% from a year earlier.
23 Feb 2015
BBVA has published the sixth title in its OpenMind collection, which takes on the challenge of exploring and helping people understand the powerful forces that influence our world today.
04 Jul 2014
“It’s not outsourcing; it’s crowdsourcing” published Wired in its June 2006 issue 2006, thus creating a neologism that from then on would be used to describe problem solving and/or idea generating through an open and participative process. Since then, the big companies have been using this procedure more and more. Examples are: