16 Jul 2020
True to its commitment to deliver the best services to its customers, BBVA has become the first financial institution in Spain to roll out a seamless 100% online account switching process that allows customers to bring their bank accounts from other banks to BBVA. In most cases the process can be completed without any additional paperwork. The ‘Cambio de banco (Switch Banks)’ digital tool automates all the steps involved in the account switching process, including the updating of all direct debit, credit, and billing arrangements and shutting down the old account, in a seamless process that saves users the need to visit any branches of the BBVA or their former bank’s networks.
10 Jul 2020
A total of 15 new BBVA USA branches will open in early 2021, as announced by the bank recently, with all branches being opened in the bank’s Texas footprint. One of the biggest, and more unique, differences of these modern branches is the new Personal Banker Bar, a feature meant to replace a traditional teller line, and enhance the consumer experience.
09 Jun 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on the financial industry and consumers have been well-chronicled in traditional and social media alike. Banking may never be the same moving forward, in many different ways. That could also include an expedited disappearance of cash, a mode of payment that was already on the decline.
12 Jul 2019
Just months after announcing its plan to realign its global brand, BBVA USA introduced a newly updated Premium Checking account, intended to deliver on the bank’s commitment to provide global products and services, an improved user experience, and solutions that help customers make better financial decisions.
- Newly updated account reflects updated brand strategy: BBVA’s global focus on transparency and simplicity are reflected in the product’s new features and benefits
- A simpler, more transparent product: The new Premium Checking account is streamlined with simpler qualifying criteria and expanded benefits
- Lower monthly fees, more easily avoided: BBVA’s relationship program and private bank were also notable reasons for the bank’s designation.
19 Dec 2018
Over the years, my life has gotten increasingly digital, without me even realizing it. Take for instance, payments. Typically, I pull out a debit or credit card to pay for store purchases. Online bill pay works for the monthly bills. And for splitting dinner bills, classroom payments, sports fees and babysitters, P2P does just fine.
29 Nov 2018
Seeing your checking account slowly but steadily drop throughout the weeks leading up to pay day may give you a sinking feeling yourself. If you’re not paying close attention as it drops, you may end up even spending more money than you have in the account, which means you’ve overdrawn.
21 Aug 2018
In 2017, Bankrate released a survey showing that 44 million adults claim to have a side gig, or a second job in addition to their main source of income.
BBVA Compass has long been an advocate for small business, winning multiple awards and teaming with organizations that cultivate a thriving entrepreneurial atmosphere. The bank’s BBVA Momentum program even focuses on entrepreneurs who strive to elevate their communities through social projects.
09 Aug 2018
BBVA Compass has announced the launch of BBVA Compass net cash™, an updated treasury management portal that helps clients manage their company’s cash position and banking transactions.
08 Aug 2018
06 Aug 2018
In May 2018, the Federal Bureau of Investigations released its 2017 Internet Crime Report from its Internet Crime Complaint Center, or IC3. According to the report, in the last year, $1.42 billion in total losses was reported, all attributable to Internet crime. The crime reporting the biggest monetary loss was related to Business Email Compromise/Email Account Compromise (BEC/EAC).
31 Jul 2018
Each year around August a new round of freshman begin to descend on colleges across the country, armed with everything needed for their first shot at independence. Of all the tools in their arsenal, a checking account might be one of the most important.
24 Jul 2018
At the bottom of every check you write and every check you cash or deposit, you’ll find a long string of numbers: nine digits, then a colon followed by eight more digits, one more colon and another four digits. But what do those 21 numbers really mean?
20 Jul 2018
LOL. BRB. AFK. BTW. IMHO. Social media and texting have made this kind of alphabet soup ubiquitous. But what about FDIC? You see those letters on nearly every bank branch and every bank website you visit. But what do those letters mean? What do they even stand for?
19 Jul 2018
BBVA Compass is an innovative leader and has placed itself on the forefront of the fast-paced digital revolution in the U.S. As such, another milestone in the bank’s innovative thinking came in the form of product launches announced recently in the treasury management arena.
17 Jul 2018
BBVA Compass has announced the launch of its industry-first BBVA Compass RealTime ARP™ and BBVA Compass RealTime Positive Pay™ products for commercial clients.
20 Feb 2018
The Winter Olympics have been in full swing for over a week while athletes have been racking up the medals in Pyeongchang, South Korea.
25 Jan 2018
According to a recent Bankrate.com survey, just four in ten people indicated they were able to cover an unexpected $1,000 expense without going into debt to do so.
For these people, a savings plan is the obvious answer, but for the many Americans living paycheck-to-paycheck, even the smallest savings can feel out of reach. But it doesn’t have to be that way. Below are five tips to help you get started saving today.
24 Jan 2018
Around seven years ago, in the wake of recently enacted regulatory changes, the availability of free checking accounts started a slow descent into oblivion as banks grappled with how to adjust business models.
Fast forward to today, and banks are still grappling with the issue, as evidenced by a recent bank’s announcement that it would be eliminating its free checking account and moving customers into an account charging a $12 monthly fee – unless the customer maintains a direct deposit of $250 or more, or a minimum daily balance of $1,500
09 Jan 2018
In what is becoming a frequent tradition, BBVA Compass announced today it will offer an updated Bama-branded Visa® debit card next month, giving University of Alabama’s football fans another way to display their Crimson Tide colors after the team’s 17th national championship win on Monday.
17 Nov 2017
BBVA backed Atom Bank has been named as one of the world’s top ten fintech firms for the third time in a row.
16 Nov 2017
Money 20/20 Las Vegas is without doubt one of the showcase events for technology and financial services in the world. Every years thousands of people involved in the industry, from big banks like BBVA to technology firms like Google and most importantly innovators and start-ups, gather to discuss the future of the industry.
27 Oct 2017
- Operating income: Recurring revenues continued their upward trend, growing 4.2% between January and September. This, together with cost containment efforts (expenses dropped 1.7% in the year to September), drove operating income to a record €9.52 billion
- Risks: The NPL ratio continued to improve, reaching 4.5% in September (vs. 4.8% in June), the lowest level in the past five years. Coverage increased to 72%
- Capital: The fully-loaded CET1 ratio rose to 11.2% in September, reflecting a capital generation of 30 basis points in the first nine months of the year
- Transformation: The digital customer base grew 24% y-o-y to 21.1 million in September. Of these, the number of customers banking with their smartphones surged 43% to 15.8 million
06 Sep 2017
UK Challenger bank Atom is making its first move overseas by beginning to offer savers in Germany access to its products.
The app-based bank, which is part owned by BBVA, has partnered with Deposit Solutions in order to launch fixed-rate products to customers in the country.
28 Jul 2017
Türkiye Garanti Bankası A.Ş., announced its financial statements dated June 30, 2017. With an asset size of TL 335 billion 942 million 185 thousand, Garanti’s contribution to the economy through cash and non-cash lending reached TL 272 billion 980 million 362 thousand, based on the consolidated financials. The Bank posted a net income of TL 3 billion 100 million 273 thousand in the first six months of 2017. The Bank delivered an ROAE (Return on Average Equity) of 18.1% and an ROAA (Return on Average Assets) of 2.1%.
27 Jul 2017
BBVA presented today its financial statements for the April-June 2017 period. BBVA CEO Carlos Torres Vila said that “the second quarter results confirm the positive trends recorded earlier this year, both in terms of financial results and of transformation and value creation for shareholders.”
How did the bank do during these three months? And what about during the first half of the year? These are the keys to understanding the results:
20 Jun 2017
For BBVA Compass, helping clients create opportunities for their brighter futures is more than a slogan; it’s a mission the bank follows in order to help its clients realize their dreams and ambitions.
09 Jun 2017
We have already seen what the foreign exchange market is and how it works, as well as different exchange rate systems. Here, we will analyze the broad range of participants that engage in a market that, in average, churns around 5 trillion dollars on a daily basis.
29 May 2017
The European Union has finished the first half of its match to create a common capital market among the 27 EU member states. But there’s still a second half ahead, with obstacles such as how to continue the project without the United Kingdom.
28 Apr 2017
19 Apr 2017
The European Commission is currently seeking to answer this and many other questions that citizens have posed about retail financial services. In 2015, the Commission launched a public consultation that is set out in a document containing requests from citizens, presented by the European Parliament at the close of 2016. The next step was the publication of the Consumer Financial Services Action Plan: Better Products, More Choice, with specific proposals for eliminating the barriers to retail banking in Europe.
21 Feb 2017
03 Nov 2016
BBVA is the first financial institution in Spain to launch the ‘Online Onboarding’ via mobile, which allows anyone to open an account in just a few minutes and start banking right away. This new service uses an innovative procedure that verifies a customer’s identity through a selfie and a video call.
26 Oct 2016
10 Oct 2016
Anthony Thomson, founder of Atom Bank, is absolutely clear about his career goal: He wants to redefine customers’ everyday relationship with money, he wants to improve it. He is aware that the financial sector is in the midst of a revolution marked by an unstoppable wave of disruption. “The first change is that money is data and data are the main product of our business” he said during his address in South Summit, where he unveiled three essential challenges that all companies must face to survive in this paradigm shift.
06 Oct 2016
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02 Aug 2016
He was working on a video platform when he realized how difficult it was for Mexicans to sign up to pages and see contents, in the style of Netflix. He pinpointed the problem: around nine out of every ten users cannot access subscriptions because they don’t have a credit card. Why not create an online platform to make small loans? Adalberto Flores is one of the 33 Mexican innovators interviewed for the eBook Hablan los protagonistas ( The Key players speak).
18 Jul 2016
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The world of finance is in the midst of a revolution thanks to the technological breakthroughs in fields such as big data and blockchain, among others. The booming ecosystem of financial technology startups, the so called fintechs, is changing the financial industry’s mindset and the way it approaches new customers.
01 Jul 2016
29 Apr 2016
Goldman Sachs, which since 1869 has provided services to the rich and powerful, has decided to open up to the general market and offer its services to a wider public. It is now offering online savings accounts for a dollar, in a measure intended to generate new funding flows.
06 Apr 2016
BBVA’s strategic digital banking partner in the UK, Atom Bank, has opened its’ virtual doors to pre-registered customers – just 9 months after receiving its banking licence and 4 months after BBVA announced its 29.5% strategic stake.
21 Dec 2015
Don’t miss Carlos López-Moctezuma’s interview featured in CNN en Español’s GloboEconomia, From CNN’s studios in Wall Street (New York), BBVA’s Head of Financial Inclusion and Easy Banking of BBVA explained why there are still over 2 billion people across the world (38% of the total adult population) that still don’t have access to financial services, not even a bank account, and what a bank like BBVA is doing to include them in the system. New mobile payments and online banking technologies are key.
22 Oct 2015
Banks, technology companies, card brands and payment processors, handset manufacturers and mobile operators have embarked on conquering the wallet market . A business that is buoyant and is closely linked to the cell phone boom . There are virtual wallets where you can store information on payment cards, bank accounts and other personal financial tools. And, what is more important: they allow payments to be made virtually.
14 Jul 2015
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25 Nov 2014
Like all beginnings of decades, the symbolic date of 2020 raises all sorts of expectations and questions in these previous years about transformations to various activities, and financial services are no exception. From the technological innovations foretold at the Fintech Conference to the challenges set by the PwC study Retail Banking 2020: Evolution or Revolution?, all experts seem to agree on one thing: there will be profound changes in the sector over the next six years.