Carlos Torres Vila: “BBVA works to help build a more inclusive and sustainable society"
Carlos Torres Vila delivered his first speech as Group executive chairman at BBVA’s Annual General Meeting.
BBVA approves new structure and completes succession plan
In a meeting conducted today, the Board of Directors of BBVA named Carlos Torres Vila Group executive chairman, replacing Francisco González, and Onur Genç as CEO.
BBVA Results 4Q18
In 2018, the BBVA Group earned €5.32 billion, 51.3 percent more than in the previous year. Recurring revenues, cost containment efforts, and capital gains on the sale of BBVA Chile drove these results. BBVA’s diversified model and the transformation strategy are behind this positive evolution and of the improvements in efficiency.
Onur Genç will be the next CEO of BBVA
The Board of Directors of BBVA approved the succession plan for the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Onur Genç, who is currently the CEO of BBVA Compass and U.S. country manager for BBVA, will replace Carlos Torres Vila as Group CEO. The succession is expected to take place on Dec. 31, 2018.
BBVA adheres to the United Nations Principles for Responsible Banking
BBVA joined in launching the Principles for Responsible Banking at the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) global roundtable in Paris.
BBVA, the only major bank among the 100 digital pioneers in Europe
BBVA has been recognized by the Financial Times (FT), Google and a panel of leading European policy makers as one of the 100 digital pioneers in Europe. BBVA is the only major bank included in a special report from the Financial Times, ‘Europe’s Road to Growth,’ because of its innovative use of new technologies, as well as the cultural shift that the company has undertaken.
BBVA Open Talent awards entrepreneurs in Switzerland
The country's Open Talent Final at the Zurich Impact Hub in the trendy Zurich West district went as punctually as Swiss clockwork. Jointly organized with Seedstars and Open Innovation, Switzerland's first ever edition of the event was a success in terms of turnout and certainly lived up to all the hype. Entrepreneurship, enthusiasm and innovation pervaded throughout event, which was evident during the final project lunch, where attendees had a moment to share their impressions and ideas.
BBVA designates Carlos Torres Vila as its next chairman
The Board of Directors of BBVA approved the succession plan for the company’s chairman. The plan establishes that CEO Carlos Torres Vila is to replace Francisco González as group executive chairman when he leaves his post, which is expected to take place on Dec. 31st, 2018. The succession ensures the continuity of the transformation process which has placed BBVA at the forefront of the global financial industry.
BBVA Microfinance promotes the development of Latin American women
In its Social Performance Report, which it has just presented, the BBVA Microfinance Foundation (BBVAMF) describes its contribution to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals, which recognise the importance of financial inclusion and microfinances for their achievement. The Foundation provides financial products and services to at-risk communities in Latin America, in particular to women, to promote their development. According to the World Bank, nearly one in every two does not have a bank account.
Bonds and loans to finance green technologies
Green technologies, such as renewable energies, energy efficiency and electric vehicles, can help to reduce the impact of human action on climate change. In 2007, the European Investment Bank issued the world's first green bonds aimed at financing and developing these technologies. In Spain, BBVA signed its first green loan in 2017, worth 500 million euros.
Creating Opportunities with the BBVA Microfinance Foundation
For over ten years the BBVA Microfinance Foundation (BBVAMF) has been committed to the sustainable and inclusive economic and social development of low-income entrepreneurs. Its activities are focused on Colombia, Peru, Chile, Panama and the Dominican Republic. Through its mission, this foundation is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) included in the 2030 United Nations Agenda, and its activity has a particular impact on eight of them.
Let's learn together ... for a better life
Let's Learn together is an educational project developed by BBVA and the editorial group El País Ediciones S.L, to make our brand promise happen: 'Creating opportunities'.
The Age of perplexity. Rethinking the world we knew.
Think about what the world looked like when you looked at it with the eyes of a child or as a teenager. Do you see any change from that time compared to the present? Inevitably the change and transformation of the world and society have been immense. The new book published by BBVA OpenMind, The Age of Perplexity. Rethinking the world we knew allows us to digress to rethink all the events and changes undergone in recent decades and focus on the future. You can download the book here.
Art Basel and BBVA in Switzerland stages the contemporary art
BBVA in Switzerland organises unique experiences in Switzerland like Art Basel, in order to provide its art-loving clients with the best opportunities.
BBVA in Switzerland introduces agile methodology to accelerate its transformation
Meeting the current challenges of the financial industry by innovating and transforming existing business lines is key for any organisation that wants to lead the future. At BBVA we are clear about our purpose and our strategic priorities. As a team, we are already headed in that direction, assisted by the new ways of working and systems that we are introducing.
A brief history of International Women's Day
Women's empowerment, sisterhood, and the current social, cultural and political movements related to gender equality are driving a growing determination to bring about change. Echoing and celebrating International Women's Day means highlighting, supporting and focusing efforts on correcting inequality and improving women's inclusion and development.
What does a company need in order to be successful in this new digital environment?
The keys a company needs to be successful in the digital environment: raw material—data—and the other two are human factors—intelligence and innovation. Article written by Elena Alfaro, Head of Customer Solutions Analytics & Open Innovation, and Juan Murillo, Head of Analytics Dissemination and Data for Social Good at BBVA Data & Analytics.
Positive indicators for 2018
Joaquín García Huerga, Global Strategy Director from BBVA Asset Management, pick out from their management their forecast for economies and markets at 2018.
User guide for mobile banking App
This guide will quickly and safely help you to carry on with the installation, in order to have our bank in your hands.
Great moment for the global growth
Jorge Sicilia, Chief Economist of BBVA Group and Managing Director of BBVA Research, explains the keys why global growth stands at its greatest moment since the last ten years and provides a regional forecast.
The future of banking
If we asked someone aged 40 to 50 which technological changes had marked their childhood and youth, they would say the arrival of colour TV, the Walkman and later on CD’s were the great changes. These changes seem distant; what is more, a person from another generation would not even know what we are talking about, but these were the early days of digitisation.