03 Sep 2018
Summer has come to an end, and the usual back-to-school season gets underway. It’s the time of the year to prepare school supplies, and it can also be a good time to take stock of our digital habits to be sure to start the year safely on the right foot:
18 Jul 2018
The digital world has its own rules and dangers. Parents can’t expect children to learn for themselves, even if they are digital natives.
12 Jun 2018
They were born with the dawn of this century, and many of them are the children of the first millennials. Generation Z is now beginning to impact payments, imposing their specific preferences.
21 May 2018
Generation T refers to those born from 2010 onwards. These are children who know the world through a digital screen and what is more important through touch. Hyperconnectivity, speed and instantaneousness are some of the words that go along with these children as they grow up.
02 Mar 2018
Fair-trade coffee, quality guarantee, ecological tomatoes… consumers read the labels on the things they eat. But is there any way of checking that what they say is correct? In order to do so, you would need a register of the processes to which the product has been submitted, something blockchain can do.
11 Jan 2018
BBVA presents Baby Planner, a new functionality within BBVA’s app and website that allows customers and non-customers to understand the expenses associated with having a baby. The monetary expenditure for families with a child under three is 10% higher than for those without, as concluded by estimates from BBVA Research after factoring in other differences between households. This added functionality serves to give new parents the information they need to plan their finances. BBVA Baby Planner also provides the economic effects associated with maternity and paternity-leave and other schemes to offer “work-baby balance.”
28 Dec 2017
Sustainable Development is essential to achieving more peaceful and just societies and the United Nations counts on the private sector to help in this effort. The BBVA Microfinance Foundation (BBVAMF) has contributed its experience in the finance sector to the report entitled “Business and SDG 16: contributing to peaceful, just and inclusive societies,” drawn up by the Sustainable Development Goals Fund and the University of Pennsylvania.
21 Sep 2017
Dreamers are individuals who were brought to the United States before the age of 16 and who don’t have lawful immigration status. They’re pursuing the American dream. They came to the United States as children and many of them discovered as adolescents that they had entered the country without documents. They’re the “dreamers” – immigrants and, most of them children of immigrants who are trying to escape from their legal limbo.
18 Aug 2017
BBVA Compass brand ambassador James Harden of the Houston Rockets landed in Birmingham Thursday to help make a surprise announcement at Parker High School: the bank will bring a preseason game to Birmingham, between the Rockets and an as-yet-unnamed team in 2018, for the first time in more than a decade.
24 Jul 2017
Aaron Jones waited patiently for his name to be called, his bright future about to be solidified.
06 Jul 2017
15 Jun 2017
Dozens of families in one of the areas where the country’s digital divide is the widest will be getting free internet access thanks in part to BBVA Compass’ steadfast commitment to using the power of digital to create opportunities in its communities.
12 Jun 2017
Financial literacy is an essential skill for life. That is why the low results obtained in general by 15-year-old students in the PISA Report on Financial Literacy are cause for concern. Given this situation, it appears a good idea to analyze the country that is in 1st place in the ranking: What is China doing that others aren’t?
01 Jun 2017
“I’m Coding the Future” coding and robotics workshops that Garanti Bank initiated in order to instill the culture of technology and creativity in kids, and to introduce them to the skills of the 21st century. Garanti welcomed about 200 children into the joyful and creative world of coding in the coding workshops it organized in 9 cities around all regions of Turkey.
10 May 2017
It’s the test with a capital “T” in global education. In each edition, the results of the increasingly influential PISA report become a fundamental guide in educational matters for the participating countries.
29 Apr 2017
The digital revolution has changed the rules, personal relations, business, communication and the way everyone uses their time. The impact of technology is always associated with achieving greater freedom, but it has also pushed us to levels of distraction and dependence that have changed how engage with the world.
The impact is profound, but hard to measure accurately. Sociologist and economist Manuel Castells believes that people, companies and institutions feel how profound this technological change is, “but when closely examined through rigorous empirical research, the speed and scope of the transformation turns out to not be exact.”
24 Apr 2017
We tend to configure our computers, our Smartphones, our social media and even our television. Digital adjustment allows us to adapt our devices and programs to our needs. But can we also configure ourselves?
16 Feb 2017
This month’s BBVA Compass Volunteer Summit in Houston brought together the bank’s top volunteers – employees who step up beyond their regular jobs to help lead the bank’s community efforts.
07 Feb 2017
BBVA Compass took part in many events in the run up to Sunday’s big game, but it was the kid-friendly one that shined brightest. On Feb. 2, BBVA Compass hosted the 13 Make-A-Wish children headed to the game and their families for a private dinner at BBVA Compass Stadium. In addition to the dinner, the children and their families toured the Houston Dynamo and Dash’s home and spent time with Houston Texans Linebacker Brian Cushing and Houston Dash Forward Kealia Ohai. Hosting the event underscored the bank’s efforts to give back and create special opportunities as part of the big game festivities.
02 Dec 2016
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19 Nov 2016
“It is really moving to see this type of initiatives and how a Foundation like ours can do so much in favor of society. These people have access to loan facilities, but they manage to move forward thanks to their own efforts and will to fight. Their work is spectacular and we are already seeing progress in future generations; their kids and grandchildren go to school and many even make it to college. For me, it has been an incredible visit,” said Francisco González during his visit to some of the projects supported by the BBVA Microfinance Foundation (BBVAMF) in Soacha, a city just outside of Bogota (Colombia).
06 Oct 2016
BBVA Compass brand ambassador and NBA All-Star Kevin Durant made a towering debut Sept. 9 at the IDEA Public Schools Austin’s Rundberg campus, where the bank and the Kevin Durant Charity Foundation have set out to give the school a $100,000 outdoor basketball court where students can learn some of life’s most lasting lessons.
03 Oct 2016
Understanding personal finance is essential to handle everyday life in a household. This means making informed financial decisions to manage the income and expenses of any family properly. Today is Financial Education Day, a fundamental issue to manage a household economy.
16 Sep 2016
According to the BBVA Bancomer Foundation, education is one of the factors that have a bigger impact on the development of people. Besides expanding knowledge, education broadens culture, instills values, helps develop a different view of the world and promotes human growth.
24 Aug 2016
Have you ever stopped to think about all the data you generate throughout the day? It was the possibility of actually making use of all this data through numerous apps, records and data bases that gave rise to Big Data.
04 Aug 2016
01 Aug 2016
We tend to plan our trips based on the destination, budget or what we’re going to do during our vacation.
11 Jul 2016
Summer is finally here! While many of us may picture ourselves jetting off to a tropical island to do nothing but enjoy cocktails while bathing in a secluded beach… the truth is that, unfortunately, due to a lack of money and time, some of us will have to save our dreams for later and spend the summer in the city. But, hey, it’s ok! There are thousands plans waiting for you – low-cost, even for free – and you probably didn’t know anything about them.
08 Jul 2016
Summer just started and you’re already dying to get out of the unbearable heat in the city. You’d like to go rest on the beach, but you tend to procrastinate and leave things to the last minute, even more so when you travel. Not to worry, you’re still in time to find the deal you’ve been dreaming of.
05 Jul 2016
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That technology can reach almost anywhere is a half-truth. A festival where people dress in white, wearing red bandanas tied around their necks, holding rolled-up newspapers in their hands, doesn’t sound quite like the ideal breeding ground for technology innovation. But, however, technology has made its way deep into the heart of celebration, far deeper than what one could guess at first glance. Now that the txupinazo, the inaugural rocket launch, is just a few hours away, maybe it is the right time to take a look at the techies side of Pamplona and the Sanfermines, the running of the bulls.
01 Jul 2016
What connects a customer who is about to lose two million Mexican pesos (nearly 100,000 euros), soy milk, butterflies, and children who immigrate to the United States? One person. Her name is Amelia Aguilar and she is the manager of a BBVA Bancomer branch in Puebla, Mexico.
We know you’ve been waiting for that trip to the beach, to that country you’ve never visited before, or to the place with fresh, clean air. But you also probably don’t want to come back broke. It’s hard to manage money when you’re away from home! We don’t know what we spent our money on or who paid for what.
17 Jun 2016
Saul Rodríguez works in Global Corporate Communication and is very aware of social media’s power, not only to divulge information and create communities, but also to make people smile. We asked him to tell us about his projects, which he of course did in a social media format.
10 Jun 2016
Qasanqay is a small village 3,800 meters above sea level in the heart of the Andes, in Ayacucho. The country’s Independence was signed in this Peruvian region in 1826; this is also where Sendero Luminoso originated, the terrorist group that triggered the savage violence in the 1980s against the poorest population and law enforcement agencies. Over 69,000 Peruvians died.
12 May 2016
24 Apr 2016
For BBVA, the Hay Festival Cartagena de Indias offers a wonderful opportunity to interact with customers, journalists, intellectuals and national opinion leaders.
15 Apr 2016
When three kids try to change the world, passion and effort are guaranteed. But that’s not enough. You have to throw in some leadership to get the right balance. Jackson Carr [BBVA Compass] was the missing element for success.
03 Feb 2016
This question, which has been asked about machines since the age of industrialization and the appearance of assembly lines, was in the headlines again at the latest Davos World Economic Forum. With robot sales growing steadily over the last three years, 2015 was a record year, exceeding 2014 sales by 15%, according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR)
15 Jul 2015
Some sports we practice alone, some we do as part of a group. But, in this case, it is not how, but the reason why we practice a sport that matters. Carlos Soria often talks about how he met his wife on a mountain. Also, he always wanted his daughters to feel at home in nature, in a setting that brought so much joy to his life. This is a reason why: Understanding this popular mountaineer’s fascination for climbing, for difficult challenges, for what, ultimately, is an essential part of his life.
23 Feb 2015
BBVA has published the sixth title in its OpenMind collection, which takes on the challenge of exploring and helping people understand the powerful forces that influence our world today.
15 Dec 2014
Balancing work and family life must be addressed holistically as a challenge that seeks to accomplish a complicated social goal.
09 Oct 2014
The Colombian Laura Parra, the winner of the Innovators Under 35 award in 2013, organized by MIT Technology Review in its Spanish edition in partnership with BBVA, has developed a video game that helps children with mobility problems in their rehabilitation therapy.