This European award recognizes the "company that is doing most to bring mobile payments to the mass market". BBVA has moved ahead of its competitors thanks to this free app that allows users to manage their card expenditure and make payments from their cell phone.
The first quarter of 2014 marked the start of a new cycle of growth for BBVA’s operating results. Net income from ongoing operations rose 18.7% over the first quarter of 2013, to €744 million. Net attributable profit came to €624 million, which was 64% less than the same period a year earlier due to corporate operations that were booked in the first three months of 2013.
Francisco González, the president of BBVA, presented the book “Ch@nge in Madrid. 19 fundamental essays on how the Internet is changing our lives", along with Federico Casalegno, director of MIT Mobile Experience Lab (USA) and Lucien Engelen, director of Regional Acute Healthcare Network, of the Radboud University Medical Centre (Holland), two of the book's authors.
BBVA has been distinguished in the 2014 Randstad awards as one of the three most attractive companies to work for in the banking sector in Spain. The award, presented in the Círculo de Bellas Artes Academy in Madrid, was accepted by Silvia Fernández, director of Selection for BBVA.
The Centro Mexicano para la Filantropía (Mexican Center for Philanthropy, CEMEFI) presented BBVA Bancomer with the award for Socially Responsible Company in the "14 years" category, and Seguros BBVA Bancomer received the "6 years" distinction, in recognition of the bank's commitment to the community and to the economic and social development of the country.
BBVA is taking a significant step in its transformation process by creating the business area of Digital Banking, led by Carlos Torres Vila. The new division’s initial priorities are to accelerate the Group's transformation and boost development of new digital businesses.
MIT Tech Review, the prestigious magazine from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has published an article by BBVA chairman Francisco González. The article talks about “knowledge banking: an industry able to provide us with far greater value, furnishing more and better solutions for our needs and effectively supporting economic development at the global level.”