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The use of cash as method of payment has been declining in recent years, in favor of digital methods and credit cards. Last month we saw another example in the Hawkers sunglass brand, which will not be accepting cash payments in its new Madrid store.

Garanti Bank won the first prize in 2 different categories in Golden Spider (AltınÖrümcek) Web Awards, where the best Internet and web practices in Turkey are rewarded. Garanti Cep (Garanti Mobile) making things easier for the users with its renewed designand functionality, was selected the “Best Mobile Application” in the category of Banking and Finance whereas the website of Garanti Mortgage, Garantimortgage.com also received the “The Best Website Award” in the same category. Garanti Cep and “garantimortgage.com.tr”also won the people’s favorite award.

The finance industry will survive the disruption in the sector, but only a few banks will be able to offer the best customer experience, adapt to the new ecosystem and successfully achieve their digital transformation. “Competition with the fintech companies makes us better and stronger,” said José Manuel González-Páramo, BBVA’s Executive Member of the Board, Head of Global Economics, Regulation and Public Affairs, during the European Central Bank´s Forum on Banking Supervision.

The European Commission has withdrawn its proposal for Banking Structural Reform. Although originally considered fundamental for the sector, its principal objectives have already been addressed by other measures. How should this news be taken? In a recent note, BBVA Research considers this withdrawal —after four years without much progress— to be positive, since it supposes greater regulatory certainty for banks. The BBVA Research note also underscores the negotiation of two large regulatory packages: i) the revision of the prudential banking and resolution framework for European credit institutions and ii) the finalization of the Basil III framework.

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A swap is an agreement for a financial exchange in which one of the two parties promises to make, with an established frequency, a series of payments, in exchange for receiving another set of payments from the other party. These flows normally respond to interest payments based on the nominal amount of the swap.

Market analysts have given positive reviews to BBVA’s third quarter 2017 results, which in many cases surpassed prior forecasts. In their reports, the analysts underscored the performance of expenditures and provisions below forecasts. BBVA´s businesses in Spain, Turkey and South America all surprised analysts with their good performance. 

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Türkiye Garanti Bankası A.Ş., announced its financial statements dated September 30, 2017. With an asset size of TL 339 billion 679 million 127 thousand, Garanti’s contribution to the economy through cash and non-cash lending reached TL 274 billion 87 million 604 thousand, based on the consolidated financials. The Bank posted a net income of TL 4 billion 685 million 989 thousand in the first 9 months of 2017. The Bank delivered an ROAE (Return on Average Equity) of 17.4% and an ROAA (Return on Average Assets) of 2.0%.