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BBVA designates Carlos Torres Vila as its next chairman

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

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

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

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 ... 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.

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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.

BBVA Open Talent: Creating opportunities and transforming the banking industry

BBVA Open Talent: Creating opportunities and transforming the banking industry

At BBVA we have upped the pace in order to build the advances in digital technology, necessary to enable our clients to take the best financial decisions ever, into our business model. We are creating opportunities and offering solutions through innovative products and services that are disruptive on the financial market.

Data:  Cornerstone of our digital present

Data: Cornerstone of our digital present

Because when we talk about the present, we refer to the immediate future, to what is already happening, to what is inevitable and to what undoubtedly will decide the fate of any business that wants to tackle a customer-oriented digital transformation.