01 Oct 2019
by Anita Dharapuram
BBVA USA Tucson and Southern Arizona CEO Mark Mistler, alongside six of his local team members, have been working together in banking for more than 25 years. In today’s reality, few people stay at the same job for more than four years, but Mistler and his team have figured out the secret to success and are a refreshing enigma in the modern-day workplace. In Mistler’s case, a unique journey from the gridiron to his current state helped maintain this longevity.
22 Aug 2019
The award underscores the role that the Group is playing, spearheading the digital transformation process of the region’s financial sector by rolling out, on an ongoing basis, innovative products and services that seek to bring the age of opportunity to everyone. The publication also recognized BBVA as the best digital bank in Spain in the Corporate/Institutional category.
18 Jul 2019
Garanti BBVA has been named ‘Best Bank for Corporate Responsibility’ in Central and Eastern Europe at this year’s ‘ Euromoney Awards for Excellence’. The recognition comes on top of other accolades earned by the BBVA Group in categories such as ‘World’s Best Bank for Financial Inclusion’, ‘Latin America’s Best Bank for Sustainable Finance’ or ‘Western Europe’s Best Digital Bank’.
28 Jun 2019
The Marketing Association of Spain has awarded BBVA its top prize for 2019: the top national marketing award. After five months of analysis and deliberation, the Association recognized BBVA’s global marketing strategy, brand reputation and results.
24 Jun 2019
05 Jun 2019
31 May 2019
BBVA continues to lead the pack in European mobile banking for the third year in a row, according to independent Research Firm Forrester Research. Garanti bank, BBVA’s franchise in Turkey, also had the second highest overall score.
30 Apr 2019
BBVA has been honoured with three accolades in the 2019 edition of Global Finance Magazine’s The Innovators Awards.
03 Apr 2019
BBVA’s podcast channel was recognized at the second edition of the Ramon del Corral Dircom Awards. Every year, these awards – organized by Dircom, the Spanish Association of Communication Executives – shine the spotlight on the best practices in Communications.
20 Mar 2019
Global Finance magazine named BBVA the best bank in Latin America, and the best bank in Peru in 2019. According to the publication, over the past year BBVA has stood out for numerous factors, including its customer service, risk management, the range of products and services it offers and the intelligent use of technology.
14 Mar 2019
27 Feb 2019
Garanti was a top contender at the recent 2019 Turkey Bonds & Loans Awards, where it received 10 awards out of the 13 for which it was nominated. The Bonds & Loans Awards is one of the most prestigious award ceremonies in Turkey that celebrates achievements in structured finance and capital markets.
25 Feb 2019
The BBVA Group is the only Spanish bank ranked in the Fortune 2019 annual ‘megabank’ list, which distinguishes it as one of the “World’s Most Admired” financial institutions. This is the fourth consecutive year the Group is included in this exclusive ranking.
09 Jan 2019
World Finance magazine has named BBVA as Spain’s best digital bank and the bank with the best app in its ‘World Finance Digital Banking Awards 2018.’ The awards single out those companies that are successfully tackling industry challenges and “driving the digital revolution with dynamic business strategies and groundbreaking technologies.”
30 Nov 2018
Part of the Financial Times group, the publication also recognized BBVA’s franchises in Peru and Paraguay with the ‘Bank of the Year’ award.
27 Nov 2018
From January 1, BBVA will sit on the Advisory Council to IASB (International Accounting Standards Board), the body responsible for issuing the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). María Ángeles Peláez, BBVA’s Head of Corporate Accounting & Regulatory Reporting, will serve a three-year term representing the bank on the Council.
02 Oct 2018
BBVA secures the top spot among global mobile banking apps. In a report published recently, ‘The Forrester Banking Wave™: Global Mobile Apps Summary, 2018’, Forrester Research, an independent research firm, singles out BBVA as leading the pack among nine global mobile banking leaders. This recognition comes a few months after the analyst firm gave BBVA the highest score for its app in The Forrester Banking Wave™: European Mobile Apps, Q2 2018In 2017, BBVA also earned the top spot in Forrester’s ‘Global Mobile Banking Benchmark, 2017.’
12 Jul 2018
Specialized magazine Euromoney names BBVA Bancomer “Best Bank in Mexico” for second year in a row, and “Best Investment Bank.”
BBVA has been recognized in five different categories at the year’s ‘Euromoney Awards for Excellence’. The bank received honors in regional categories like “Latin America’s best transactional bank”, and country categories such as “Mexico’s best bank”, “Mexico’s best investment bank”, and “Colombia’s best bank”. BBVA’s Turkish franchise Garanti was also recognized as “Best bank for sustainable finance.”
12 Jun 2018
BBVA’s mobile banking app has been named a leader in Europe. According to the report published today by Forrester Research, ‘The Forrester Banking Wave: European Mobile Apps – Q2 2018’ BBVA has the top-ranked app with an overall score of 87/100. Forrester assessed 12 mobile banking apps from top financial institutions on the continent. Garanti, BBVA’s Turkish franchise, took the second spot in the same evaluation. BBVA also took the top spot in last year’s analysis also published by Forrester.
08 Jun 2018
Jaime Sáenz de Tejada is Spain’s best CFO and the best in Europe’s banking industry, according to the Extel Survey. Group BBVA has achieved excellent results in different categories in the 2018 edition of this prestigious international survey.
25 May 2018
BBVA has received another international award for its commitment to open banking. Trade publication Retail Banker International, which is part of the British platform Verdict, has given the bank the award for the world’s Best Open Banking services.
16 May 2018
Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto has honored Francisco González with the Mexican Order of the Aztec Eagle in recognition of his professional career. At the awards ceremony, BBVA Group Executive Chairman extended his gratitude and expressed confidence in the future of the country. “Mexico is destined to play a leading role in the community of nations. It has everything: resources, keen, hard-working people and its geographical location.”
11 Apr 2018
Global Finance magazine has chosen BBVA as the best technological bank in Latin America in 2018. Since the outbreak of the financial crisis, the world of fintech and new technologies have become an increasingly pivotal component of financial institutions and transactional security. That’s what’s driven the prestigious publication to pay tribute to the institutions that are doing a great job at harnessing the power of these new technologies.
08 Mar 2018
Yet another year, BBVA was named best investment banking in Spain and Mexico by U.S. publication Global Finance Magazine. Also, for the first time, BBVA secured a spot in the ‘Best investment bank’ and ‘Best bank for new financial technology’ categories in Latin America, thanks to its technological efforts and significant advances in digital transformation.
13 Feb 2018
09 Feb 2018
BBVA was recently chosen by Global Finance as the best private bank in Latin America, a distinction granted by the magazine in its “World’s Best Private Banks 2018” awards.
02 Feb 2018
BBVA enters the list of the world’s Top 25 banking brands published by The Banker (FT Group).
15 Jan 2018
‘World Finance’ magazine has selected BBVA Bancomer as the Best Digital Bank in Mexico 2017, and its Bancomer Móvil app as the country´s Best Mobile Banking application. These two accolades in the latest edition of the ‘World Finance Banking Awards’ recognize BBVA Bancomer ‘s ongoing efforts to promote digital banking in Mexico. They also underscore the challenge that the financial sector faces in using technology to transform the user experience.
08 Jan 2018
03 Jan 2018
‘World Finance’ magazine chose BBVA Bancomer and Garanti Bank as the best digital banks in Mexico and Turkey, respectively, in the 2017 edition of the World Finance Digital Banking Awards. In addition, it has chosen both banks’ mobile banking applications as the best in their respective countries.
21 Dec 2017
Garanti Bank’s online banking service was named second best in Europe by Forrester, one of the most influential research and advisory firms in the world. The Turkish bank also earned a best-in-class mention for facilitating daily banking operations, such as viewing recent transactions, checking account balances or moving money.
18 Dec 2017
Global Finance magazine has chosen BBVA as the best private bank in Latin America in its “World’s Best Private Banks 2018” awards. Among its attributes, the magazine said, are the Group’s “high technology credentials”.
15 Dec 2017
BBVA’s Group Executive Chairman was given the Vocento Corporate Leadership Award for his career achievements. Vocento recognized Francisco González as a “corporate leader with numerous accomplishments who saw the emergence of digitization in our lives as an opportunity, and decided to turn the bank into a digital company.”
14 Dec 2017
BBVA Spain earned the highest overall score in Forrester Research report, entitled “2017 Online Banking Functionality Benchmark.” Forrester analyzed 13 European retail banks’ secure websites for the report, including institutions in the United Kingdom, France, Turkey, the Netherlands and Italy. BBVA’s Turkish bank, Garanti, was also ranked second on the list. BBVA also received the highest overall score in Forrester’s July report “Global Mobile Banking Benchmark 2017.”
30 Nov 2017
The Banker magazine has selected BBVA Bancomer and Garanti Bank as the best banks in Mexico and Turkey, respectively, as part of its 2017 Bank of the Year awards. The magazine, a member of the Financial Times group, noted the strength of both banks and underscored their commitment to digital transformation.
13 Nov 2017
Garanti Bank was selected as the Best Retail Bank in Turkey in 2017 by World Finance Magazine, one of the world’s most prestigious business publications. This marks the third consecutive year that Garanti has won this award, making it the first Turkish bank ever to do so.
06 Nov 2017
‘The Banker’ magazine, of the Financial Times group, has named BBVA Spain as the best private bank in the world for digital communication and BBVA Bancomer as the best private bank in Mexico. Meanwhile, ‘World Finance’ magazine has selected BBVA Continental as the best private bank in Peru.
25 Oct 2017
The BBVA Group was once again recognized for its digital transformation. The European Financial Management & Marketing Association (EFMA) presented BBVA the 2017 award for Global Innovator in Banking in recognition of its efforts to innovate and offer customers unique experiences. The awards ceremony took place this afternoon as a precursor to the 45th annual EFMA Congress, which starts tomorrow in Rome.
19 Oct 2017
BBVA is the Spanish bank with the greatest capacity to attract and retain talent, according to the results of the 12th edition of the Merco Talento study. The 2017 ranking, which is led by clothing retailer Inditex, lists the 100 best companies to work for in Spain.
06 Oct 2017
BBVA Compass Underserved and Multicultural Segment Manager Julieta Falcon creates opportunities for people from all walks of life to obtain the financial tools to have a bright future. In this edition of Employee Spotlight, BBVA Compass gains insight into Falcon’s professional outlooks and milestones, as well as her passion for tailoring the retail banking experience to best serve and meet the needs of the unbanked and underbanked populations.
11 Aug 2017
The BBVA app, recognized by Forrester Research as the best in the world, has helped strengthen digital adoption, since it offers the largest number of functionalities for carrying out transactions.
02 Aug 2017
The Financial Times’ The Banker magazine has awarded BBVA Data & Analytics with their Technology Project of the Year award in the category of Risk Management.
07 Jul 2017
Euromoney has chosen BBVA as the best bank for transaction business and Corporate Social Responsibility in Latin America in the 2017 edition of its Awards for Excellence. The prestigious international magazine has also recognized BBVA Bancomer as the best bank in Mexico. In a ceremony held last night in London, Euromoney recognized the institution’s work in Latin America and Mexico, which have been key markets for the group for decades.
13 Jun 2017
BBVA Group garners excellent results in a number of categories of the prestigious Extel Survey’s 2017 edition. Jaime Sáenz de Tejada named Spain’s best chief financial officer.
06 Jun 2017
In a complex environment with interest rates at an all-time low, what business models make sense for both banks and customers? Finding the best idea that answers this question was the challenge for Open Talent Ideas, and the Garanti payment method team – BBVA’s bank in Turkey – won.
17 May 2017
BBVA offers the best mobile banking services in Europe, according to the recent Forrester Research report, “European Mobile Banking Benchmark” (EMBB), which analyzes the apps of 11 retail banks in Europe. BBVA’s Turkish bank Garanti was ranked fourth in the 2017 edition of the EMBB.
19 Apr 2017
BBVA is the third most transparent company on Spain´s benchmark IBEX 35 index, according to “Contribution and Transparency 2016,” a report published by the Fundación Compromiso y Transparencia (Commitment and Transparency Foundation).
28 Nov 2016
BBVA Compass’ Global Wealth team was honored recently after it was recognized for its overall operations and customer satisfaction. The bank’s team was one of a small handful of wealth management providers to be recognized in the 2016 Greenwich Excellence Awards in Wealth Management.
03 Nov 2016
Once again BBVA Bancomer has been named best investment bank in Mexico by Latin Finance magazine. The bank already merited the distinction in 2013 and this year, despite market volatility, BBVA Bancomer has managed to set itself apart from its competitors, earning the award for a second time. This accolade attests to the effort and work of BBVA’s investment banking unit in the country over the past year, and reaffirms the importance of Mexico within the Group.