Innovation and Technology
09 Mar 2023
BBVA has announced the roll-out of its BBVA Spark business unit in Colombia. The new unit will offer an end-to-end financial services proposition aimed at entrepreneurs and tech companies at different stages of development. This includes a full range of banking products and services, specialized support and access to the tech industry ecosystem.
31 Jan 2023
José Luis Elechiguerra: “The public cloud and artificial intelligence will be key in the transformation of financial services”
Jose Luis Elechiguerra, Global Head of Engineering at BBVA, faces 2023 with a focus on continuing to evolve the technology platform to provide new capabilities that allow us to offer the best solutions to customers. To do this, he maintains his commitment to disruptive technologies such as the cloud, artificial intelligence, big data or biometrics, without losing sight of the digital regulatory framework, as he mentioned in the CIO Spain interview.
02 Dec 2022
Customer satisfaction and protection
Garanti BBVA Customer Contact Center named the "Best Digital Solution" at the Turkish Contact Center Awards
At the 18th edition of the ‘IMI Conference Turkish Contact Center Awards’, Garanti BBVA was recently presented the award for the ‘Best Digital Solution’. The event was held as part of the Turkey Communication Center Days. All sectors using call center services participated in the competition.
23 Sep 2022
Investor interest in the healthcare innovation market is reflected in record funding numbers and a myriad of opportunities for startup growth and collaboration. However, it is not all plain sailing for entrepreneurs in the sector, who face challenges such as the need to differentiate themselves in an increasingly crowded landscape.
22 Sep 2022
Edtech classroom: artificial intelligence and innovation to shape the education of the future
Machine learning, metaverse and chatbots are some of the technologies that stimulate and facilitate learning in a virtual environment with great potential. Edtech startups, including some thirty unicorns, are confronting the digital divide to achieve the democratisation of knowledge thanks to the Internet and are coming up with innovations to motivate students in front of the screen.
07 Sep 2022
BBVA collaborates with Cornerstone to implement innovative learning strategies for employees
Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc., a global leader in adaptive HR solutions, announced that BBVA is leveraging Cornerstone’s tools to develop and enhance its employee growth strategies and manage various talent areas, including recruitment, assessment, learning and mobility.
01 Aug 2022
The British publication The Banker, part of the Financial Times Group, has selected BBVA as the best digital bank in Europe and Latin America in its Innovation in Digital Banking Awards. The specialized magazine also granted a third prize in this edition for the best Bank/Fintech Partnership, specifically to Veridas' biometric solution for BBVA Mexico's pensioner customers.
26 Jul 2022
BBVA Sustainability Projects
BBVA implements a comprehensive cloud solution for the automated management of environmental data
BBVA has implemented a comprehensive cloud-based solution that simplifies theprocess of sending and validating information, providing carbon footprint indicators andemission reduction tracking figures. It is a platform that will enable active, data-drivenmanagement of its sustainability policies.
17 May 2022
Over 2.9 billion people around the world have never used the internet. Whether through lack of infrastructure or gaps in learning, unequal access to ICTs (also known as the digital divide) is an obstacle to development. We explore what options are available to heal the wound that affects 37% of the world's population.
31 Jan 2022
BBVA reduces CO₂ emissions and energy consumption of its Data Center processors by 50% with IBM technology
BBVA has renewed the processors of its Data Processing Centers (DPC) in Spain and Mexico, with the help of IBM, to achieve significant energy and environmental improvements. In the case of its DPC in Tres Cantos (Madrid), a recent study carried out by BBVA has concluded that the installation of the new IBM z15 central processing equipment is already allowing the use of 50% less energy than with the previous data processors and, in a period of five years, the emission of carbon gases will have been reduced by half, a very significant figure when it comes to moving towards a more sustainable model.
09 Dec 2021
BBVA’s Turkish franchise has integrated the country's code standards into all of its mobile channels, ATMs and POS devices.
“We want to improve the financial health of our customers with solutions based on technology and data”
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
Financial and economic wellness
BBVA makes financial health the key to building a customer relationship based on trust
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.
15 Nov 2021
Innovation and Technology
Subscribe to Netflix and Spotify from your banking app? Discover the winning solution of the BBVA Hackathon
A team of university students from Mexico developed an app in just three days to meet customers' needs in terms of finances, entertainment, shopping and transport. Thanks to their business acumen and the use of artificial intelligence and QR code payments, they were able to win the 2021 BBVA Hackathon, which brought together 752 participants from different countries virtually.
07 Oct 2021
Some of the countries in which, BBVA Open Innovation, such as Peru, Spain and Colombia, will participate in BBVA Hackathon 2021, which is organized by BBVA Mexico. The goal is to support the digital transformation of financial services through challenges posed by business units, as well as a global ecosystem of entrepreneurs and developers.
31 Aug 2021
Global Finance recognizes BBVA with two awards for best corporate digital banking in Europe
Global Finance magazine has announced the winners for the 2021 Best Digital Bank Awards. BBVA has become the only Spanish bank recognized by the publication in two categories: Best digital bank for SMEs, and best corporate mobile banking app in Western Europe.
17 Aug 2021
The Payment Systems Department (GÖSAŞ) at Garanti BBVA is developing innovative solutions to meet the new needs of both businesses and SMEs while streamlining their digitization process.
08 Jul 2021
Biotechnology is by no means a new discipline, although it does encompass many others. Today, it is advancing by leaps and bounds and has an increasing range of applications: from pharmaceutical development, with the production of vaccines for COVID-19, to the creation of biofuels and more sustainable industrial processes, not to mention the treatment of polluting waste.
17 Jun 2021
Innovation and Technology
BBVA Next Technologies Achieves Amazon Web Services (AWS) DevOps Competency Status
This competency status is a significant milestone for BBVA Next Technologies as it is a seal of quality recognized by AWS for carrying out high-quality projects in the DevOps field with total confidence.
11 Jun 2021
BBVA and Minsait simplify the process for applying for Next Generation EU funds for companies, SMEs and the self-employed in Spain
With a view to helping companies, SMEs and the self-employed obtain fast and simple access to public aid, in particular those associated with the Next Generation EU funds, BBVA has reached an agreement with Minsait, an Indra company, to develop a service that helps to identify and manage the subsidies its customers can apply for in Spain. Customers interested in applying must simply inform their BBVA manager of the type of initiative they are looking to start and Minsait will provide them with details of the possible solution, completely online in the coming months, which will simply the process for handling and monitoring their request.
02 Jun 2021
Tesla and China’s restrictions to 'bitcoin' have brought to the foreground new ways to generate more energy-efficient cryptocurrencies.
26 May 2021
Digital identity enables people, businesses and governments to interact in the digital world. It also facilitates remote transactions - e-commerce, payments or taxes - and access to sensitive services, such as healthcare, accelerated by the pandemic. Therefore, citizens and businesses should be able to use a digital ID, valid within and between countries. Banks, with extensive experience in creating digital identification processes for their customers in a highly regulated environment, could be key players in future internationally accepted and reliable digital identification systems.
25 May 2021
The BBVA Turkish unit joins a club of only 16 data centers worldwide with the highest certification.
14 May 2021
Garanti BBVA Mobile wins the iF Design award, the most prestigious accolade in the world of design
Garanti BBVA Mobile’s innovations and benefits have earned the bank an iF Design Award, one of the most prestigious in the world of design.
18 Feb 2020
Financial and economic wellness
Carlos Torres Vila: “Through data and artificial intelligence we can improve our customers’ financial health”
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.
21 Nov 2019
Industry and institutions consider the Internet of things an opportunity for the present and the future that will digitize many operations and bring tremendous benefits. But it also has the ability to help combat climate change and protect the environment. This is how the Internet of Things could impact the sustainability of the planet in different areas, such as water use and energy efficiency.
24 Oct 2019
Today BBVA celebrates its fourth annual Open Summit, the event dedicated to innovation and, as explained by BBVA's Global Head of Client Solutions David Puente, "demonstrates our commitment to the fintech ecosystem.” Sustainability will be a featured topic throughout the day, and the Open Talent final winner will be announced.
16 Sep 2019
The extinction of species, the rise in temperatures and major natural disasters are some of the consequences of climate change. Countries and industries are aware and work to combat the planet’s accelerating pollution. Are there any viable solutions? According to some researches, using big data and machine learning could help drive energy efficiency, transforms industries such as the agriculture and find new eco-friendly construction materials.
10 Jun 2019
How is the electricity market changing with the arrival of renewable energy? How will green energy and its marketing evolve? Are companies advancing in the transition to a decarbonized economy at the pace the planet needs? These are some of the questions posed in the event organized by the newspaper El País “Marketing renewable energy” on June 6th.
20 Dec 2018
Putting a machine at the wheel is an old automotive dream. Now self-driving cars are a closer goal, but it all began with small steps starting in the middle of the twentieth century.