23 Mar 2023
More than 60 percent of digital customers who accessed BBVA's app in Spain in 2022 used the financial health tools to manage their finances. This means that six out of ten customers are already using these tools to manage their income and expenses, their budgets or set their savings goals. The total volume of interactions with the financial health via the app reached 18.5 million at the end of 2022, an increase of 35.9 percent compared to the same period of the previous year.
06 Mar 2023
A share is the smallest fraction of a company an investor can buy. The roots of this idea can be traced back to the Bronze Age. Modern concepts such as fractional shares, stock slices and stock splits have gradually added to the complexity of this financial asset over time.
13 Feb 2023
BBVA has built a new experience into the Spanish app that provides customers with key insights on how to start investing. Through the 'Aprende a invertir' ('learn to invest') tool, the bank provides users with educational guidance so that they can learn about investment funds and the world of money management. This key training module will help them to start investing their savings and improve their financial health. The BBVA app displays an explanation and estimate of how inflation may affect account balances; tips on how to start investing; and a simulator so that customers can see how their investment may perform. This tool also eases access to BBVA Invest’s investment fund advisory service.
24 Mar 2022
The bank has created a new section on its corporate website (bbva.com), which includes over 100 pieces of content with information and tips to manage personal and household finances better. Keeping track of everyday expenses and income, managing debt and strategies to save better or plan for the future are some of the issues covered in this informative project on financial health. It is complemented with a podcast that is available on the main platforms.
14 Mar 2022
BBVA has set a huge digital challenge for itself: to go one step further in the banking services it provides and offer personalized suggestions that improve its customers’ financial health. To do so, it uses data science to identify the characteristics that define them (always with their prior consent) and therefore offer suggestions on how to manage their everyday finances, lower their debt, save or plan for the future.
05 Jan 2022
With December 2021’s data, BBVA customers using its digital financial health tools now exceed 11.7 million. This is the equivalent of a 48% increase in relation to the almost 8 million customers that used these features a year ago, according to the data recently made public by the bank.
09 Dec 2021
BBVA continues to emphasize its digital transformation as an essential factor in achieving its ambitious goals, presented at Investor Day. In this interview, Global Head of Client Solutions David Puente highlights how being a pioneer in digitization gives BBVA an advantage to continue growing in areas such as payments and insurance, create alliances through ‘open banking’ and, in particular, to take a new strategic leap: evolve from providing services to proactive recommendations to help customers improve their financial health and transition to a decarbonized economy.
02 Dec 2021
BBVA is one of 28 banks around the world that has joined the global commitment to promote financial inclusion and the financial health of its customers. Under the umbrella of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Banking, the aim of this benchmark index is for a group of banks to join forces to accelerate a collective effort for these issues.
On Wednesday, BBVA’s CEO participated in a discussion on technology and confidence in the banking sector at the Global Banking Summit organized by Financial Times. Onur Genç explained that BBVA wants to be the bank its customers trust and help them to improve their financial health.
11 Oct 2021
Through an advisory service, BBVA’s Turkish franchise aims to improve its customers’ finances, facilitating budget management and helping them meet their savings goals with personalized solutions.
20 Sep 2021
Dividends are the best known and most widespread means companies use to distribute a portion of their profits to their shareholders. However, there are other ways to reward shareholders, such as share buybacks.
03 Sep 2021
In a market as wide as the financial one, we can find a multitude of investors grouped within different criteria: category, objective, investment horizon, risk aversion, or the way they operate.
31 Aug 2021
Valora Coches, the BBVA Group tool for customers and non-customers that helps you decide whether to change your vehicle or not, continues to grow. From its late February 2020 launch in Spain until July 2021 it registered almost two million hits and more than 900,000 vehicle searches. In March 2021, the tool reached its highest figures with 100,000 hits and 50,000 car searches.
06 Jul 2021
The BBVA CEO underscored banks' advisory work as an essential element in their new customer value proposition, during his participation in the sixteenth edition of the IESE Banking Meeting, held today under the motto “Helping to boost the economy.” Onur Genç also stressed that this advice is based on the trust and knowledge of an expert, and that through the use of technology and data, banks can improve the value they deliver to clients. In addition, he dubbed climate change one of the biggest disruptions in the history of mankind and also a huge opportunity.
01 Jun 2021
Garanti BBVA is a firm believer that financial health is a prerequisite for a better life. As such, monitoring the financial health of its customers has become a priority social responsibility for the bank.
27 May 2021
“Financial health impacts more than just our wallets, it is also related to our physical health and social well-being.” This was one of the key takeaways that emerged during the closing day of the EduFin Summit 2021. In this last session, representatives of the financial industry acknowledged that it is necessary to “understand and address customers’ needs, and to even go beyond” and that, for this purpose, “digitization is a lever that will help people strengthen their finances.”
13 Jul 2020
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02 Apr 2020
The coronavirus crisis has lead to a situation of instability and uncertainty in the markets. For investors, it’s time to keep a cool head and consult reliable, updated sources of information. On the other hand, people who would like to learn to invest while at home these days, have many different kinds of quality educational resources just a click away.
18 Feb 2020
BBVA’s Group Executive Chairman participated this Monday in the presentation of 'Superpowers of Artificial Intelligence', the latest book by Kai-Fu Lee, one of the world’s most authoritative voices in the field of Artificial Intelligence. Both were invited to feature as speakers in a discussion panel and share their insights into the technological revolution and how it is reshaping society. “Through data and artificial intelligence we can improve our customers’ financial health,” said Carlos Torres Vila.
14 Feb 2020
Pillar No. 1
BBVA believes that banks play a key role in the future of society, particularly in how they address the social and environmental challenges we all face.
03 Feb 2020
Carlos Torres Vila presented BBVA’s 2019 results today, “a year with record-high income” for the bank. BBVA’s Group executive chairman went over the bank’s biggest accomplishments since the presentation of the strategy in 2015 and also announced new strategic priorities. Of these, he emphasized two. On the one hand, “we want BBVA to be a trusted partner to improve our customers financial health”. And on the other, “we want to help them in the transition to a sustainable future.”
15 Nov 2019
It is common to think that saving is synonymous with not spending. But nothing could be further from the truth. Saving means spending better to make the most out of your money and, in addition, putting an amount aside to meet financial goals. The first step to achieve this is to draw up a family budget where all expenses are properly classified.
08 Oct 2019
18 Sep 2019
Good financial health is a growing and serious concern. Individuals who exhibit financial vulnerability may spread negative effects to their households, compromising their well-being. It is therefore critical to understand financial health and the extent to which it can contribute to improved financial resilience. According to a recent report by BBVA Research, digitalization and financial education are key elements to be included in any public or private measures intended to help improve individual financial resilience.
20 Aug 2019
For years the increase in non-performing loans (NPLs) resulting from the financial crisis represented one of the major risk factors for the banking industry in the eurozone. This increase was relatively heterogeneous, with a greater impact on the peripheral countries in Southern Europe.
08 Aug 2019
19 Jul 2019
‘Schedule your account’ is the new digital service BBVA is offering its customers on the app (Android e iPhone). With this tool, customers can activate, and customize, six settings to automatically perform certain tasks to manage their personal finances. They simply have to choose the most convenient way to manage their account balance or save, include the parameters to take into account, and the operations take place automatically. Luz Martín Manjón, Head of Digital Products at BBVA Spain, explains how this new tool works.
15 Jul 2019
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04 Jul 2019
Flore-Anne Messy, the Head of the Insurance, Private Pensions and Financial Markets Division at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), views digitization as a source of opportunity and the best guide for financial institutions to design products that are increasingly customized and adapted to the needs of consumers and businesses. Messy is one of the most respected voices in the world for financial education. She will participate in the 2019 EduFin Summit, the financial education summit BBVA will hold in Madrid on July 11th and 12th.