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 Oct 2018
Cash or card? The numbers opting for the latter continue to grow, especially among young people – the millennial generation – and in large cities like Madrid and Barcelona. Additionally, with ever-present POS’s and more and more retailers who accept them, card payments are increasingly frequent, even for low value transactions. These are some of the conclusions reached by BBVA Data & Analytics and reported by BBVA Research in a study about spending habits in Spain: The use of cash is on the decline and digital payments are increasingly popular.