14 Sep 2022
BBVA Switzerland’s New Gen account boosts its international expansion via digital onboarding based on ‘selfies’
BBVA New Gen, the investment product offered by the Group’s Swiss franchise, has completed its first year of existence. In a move to streamline the onboarding process, the bank now lets prospective customers sign up online just by uploading a ‘selfie’, after which their identity is verified in a matter of seconds. BBVA Switzerland is leveraging this technology, which can verify identity documents and passports from more than 190 countries, to boost its international expansion.
19 Apr 2022
BBVA Sustainability Projects
BBVA invests 20 million dollars in Lowercarbon, a private equity fund specializing in climate change
BBVA has announced a 20 million dollar investment in Lowercarbon Capital, one of the few venture capital funds specializing in innovative companies in the climate change and decarbonization fields. This investment will focus specifically on the carbon capture sector.
01 Apr 2022
Construction and property
BBVA reaches an agreement to purchase Tree Inversiones Inmobiliarias from Merlin Properties
BBVA has reached an agreement to purchase Tree Inversiones Inmobiliarias SOCIMI from Merlin Properties. The company has 665 offices rented to BBVA. These offices that currently belong to Merlin are part of the package that BBVA sold to Tree Inversiones in 2009-2019 under a sale and lease back contract.
20 Sep 2021
Dividends are the best-known and most widespread formula used by companies to distribute a part of the profits among their shareholders. However, there are other ways, like the 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.
02 Sep 2021
BBVA Switzerland launches New Gen, the digital account that enables investments in sectors with the greatest impact on the future
BBVA's Swiss subsidiary, which specializes in private banking, is launching New Gen, a new 100% digital investment account that can be accessed with an initial deposit of $10,000 or its equivalent in euros or Swiss francs.
17 Aug 2021
Trading listed products is becoming more and more popular. In recent years, various apps and digital platforms have democratized this activity to make it available to practically any user. The sale of listed assets is no longer the realm of qualified brokers and investors, but for the general public.
05 Jul 2021
Entrepreneurship & Startups
BBVA Anthemis Venture Partnership invests in StepEx, a startup that facilitates access to postgraduate education
StepEx has raised £1.1 million in pre-initial funding, with the venture studio BBVA Anthemis Venture Partnership being the lead investor. This startup from the UK offers an alternative system of student finance based on the estimation of their future income, to democratize access to postgraduate qualifications.
01 Jul 2021
With more than 40 companies in its portfolio, six of them considered unicorns (valued above $1 billion) and two listed on the public stock markets, Propel has become a corporate venture capital benchmark since it was founded five years ago. The book 'Transactional to Transformational - How Banks Innovate', recently published by Wiley, recounts how BBVA opted to create an independently managed fund in order to approach the most promising fintech.
15 Dec 2020
BBVA and Anthemis are participating in the second $3.4 million funding round that Cledara recently held. The startup now has 150 clients thanks to its innovative SaaS (Software as a Service) solution to centralize payment systems in a single platform.
12 Nov 2020
BBVA and das-Nano strengthen their alliance with a capital increase in Veridas, a leading company in biometrics and digital identity verification
The Navarra-based company Veridas has experienced solid growth since its creation in 2017 and has established itself as a global leader in the field of biometrics and digital identity verification. Its two founding partners, BBVA and Das-Nano, have carried out a financing round of four million euros in the company that will serve to continue expanding their business in new markets.
21 Sep 2020
Garanti BBVA Leasing continues to build on its support for renewable energy development. Most recently, the bank has signed a partnership agreement with Elin Enerji, one of Turkey's most important energy companies
08 Sep 2020
Affordable and clean energy
Garanti BBVA to bring innovative solutions for investors in solar energy systems
In order to bring relevant solutions to investors in solar energy projects, Garanti BBVA Leasing announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Elseroof Enerji and Heran Enerji, two leading companies in this sector.
23 Jul 2020
April 2020 marked a high point in U.S. investments in environmental, social and governance (ESG)-themed exchange-traded funds in April 2020, according to analysts with BBVA Global Market Research. Nearly $2.8 billion flowed into equity and fixed income ETFs during the month, compared to the previous record of $2.4 billion in January 2020.
01 Jul 2020
BBVA Banking as a Service investment solarisBank announces significant new funding to accelerate its growth
solarisBank, the German technology company with a banking license, has today announced a fresh €60 million investment injection to enable it to continue its growth plans.
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.
19 Mar 2020
Propel Venture Partners, the independent venture capital fund backed by BBVA, is celebrating its fourth anniversary of business this year. In this interview, Propel Partner Jay Reinemann, explains in the entity's journey in these years and what are its next challenges. “The fintech sector is only going to expand and innovate faster and faster,” says Reinemann. “It’s a great time to be working in this industry.”
14 Feb 2020
BBVA increased its 2019 contribution to the communities it serves, allocating €113.8 million to social initiatives, thus benefiting 11.5 million people around the world, up 42 percent from the previous year. Of this investment, 85 percent is earmarked to the three areas defined as priorities in the Community Investment Plan: financial education; social entrepreneurship; and knowledge, education and culture.
27 Jan 2020
Economics, businesses and finance
Energy company Enerjisa gets a TL400 million loan from Garanti BBVA
BBVA’s Turkish unit has approved financing worth TL400 million to support Enerjisa Enerji’s ongoing infrastructure and distribution network investments. Enerjisa is a major player in the country’s energy distribution market, with Sabanci Holding and E.ON as its main shareholders.
14 Jan 2020
We interview Hector Chacon, BBVA USA Global Wealth Executive
Wealth management in the 2020s: “It will be necessary...to push for innovation through analytics”
15 Oct 2019
The company, which develops solutions that allow users to manage their data directly with advertisers and brands, has closed the first round of funding led by the bank, with participation from La Sexta Opción.
26 Mar 2019
In February 2019, BBVA Compass announced that the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta rated it “Outstanding” for CRA performance for its most recent examination period. This three-part series will take a detailed look at the key efforts behind that rating in lending, investment and community giving.
27 Feb 2019
As part of its transformation strategy, BBVA has acquired and invested in a number of different tech companies in recent years.
22 Feb 2019
Colombia, Brazil, and Mexico: the most attractive Latin American markets for Spanish investment in 2019
76 percent of Spanish enterprise businesses and 68 percent of SMEs will increase their investment in Latin America in 2019. Spanish investors see the best prospects in Colombia, Brazil, and Mexico, according to the latest report 'Spanish Investment Landscape in Latin America', which was prepared by IE University, in collaboration with Llorente & Cuenca and Iberia, and presented at Casa de América in Madrid.
07 Feb 2019
BBVA Asset Management: “The world is not on the edge of another global economic crisis”
In 2018, a significant series of external factors caused investors to lose confidence, which resulted in increased volatility in the markets. Still, for the investment team at BBVA Asset Management, the current “positive economic cycle” has not yet reached its end: the world is not on the edge of another global economic crisis.
16 Jan 2019
“Responsible investment means thinking about the future we want to leave our children when investing”
The 9th Edition of Spain Investors Day united 43 listed companies and major investors in a forum that discussed socially responsible investment for the first time. BBVA participated in the round table discussion on the topic.
15 Jan 2019
Q&A: The importance of remaining invested based on the appropriate risk profile and policy
The previous year has come to a close, and with it comes reflection on what 2018 brought. However, a look forward to 2019 can also have its advantages.
08 Jan 2019
BBVA’s investment arm, Propel Venture Partners, has led the latest funding round into class leading invisible payments business Grabango.
28 Dec 2018
Entrepreneurship & Startups
Tips for launching your business in 2019: Answering an investor’s questions
Professional financing is essential for the survival of startups. Attracting funding requires being very well aware of what investors want and need.
23 Oct 2018
BBVA Wealth Solutions, Inc. (BWS) today announced the launch of its newest digital investment services product, SmartPath Digital Portfolios, a new digital advice solution designed to help investors achieve their financial goals. SmartPath Digital Portfolios—powered by BNY Mellon’s Pershing—delivers an engaging user interface, along with a selection of managed account options, to provide an optimal advisory investment experience and help investment advisors achieve increased efficiencies and scale.