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BBVA Collaborates with Energy Tech Summit to Drive Climate Innovation in Bilbao

(IN BRIEF) BBVA announces its sponsorship of the upcoming Energy Tech Summit, Europe’s premier conference on entrepreneurship and climate venture capital, to be held for the first time in Bilbao on April 10th and 11th, 2024. With a focus on … Read the full press release

Innovation in Banking: Garanti BBVA Unveils Fingerprint-Enabled Payment Solution

(IN BRIEF) Garanti BBVA, a leading digital banking institution in Türkiye with 14 million customers, has unveiled the Bonus Platinum Biometric Card, revolutionizing secure payments. The card allows users to make purchases by scanning their fingerprint, enhancing security and convenience. … Read the full press release

AI IN JAN 2024 ACROSS EUROPE: THE LATEST IN AI (ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE) RESEARCH, DEPLOYMENTS, DEVELOPMENTS, DEALS, ETC.

(IN BRIEF) From Bonn to Bilbao, Europe’s AI scene is buzzing with innovation. Major players like Deutsche Telekom, Ericsson, and Volkswagen are pushing boundaries through groundbreaking partnerships and integrations. Projects like NextGen are personalizing therapies using AI, while collaborations between … Read the full press release

BBVA Harnesses In-House Talent for Generative AI Training Through DataRally Competition

(IN BRIEF) BBVA is exploring the potential of generative artificial intelligence for enhancing organizational processes and customer value. To equip its in-house talent with the skills needed to harness large language models (LLMs), BBVA organized a DataRally competition in which … Read the full press release

BBVA Colombia Grants University Scholarships to Micro-Entrepreneurs’ Children in Need

(IN BRIEF) BBVA in Colombia has awarded university scholarships to the children of micro-entrepreneur clients of Bancamía across the country. These scholarships are a testament to the resilience, creativity, and determination exhibited by the parents of these students. Mario Pardo … Read the full press release

BBVA’s Commitment to Rewarding Its 750,000 Retail Shareholders

(IN BRIEF) BBVA, with over 750,000 retail shareholders, places a strong emphasis on creating value for its individual investors who collectively hold 39.3 percent of the bank’s shares. The remaining shares are owned by institutional investors, including investment and pension … Read the full press release

Iberdrola Secures €5.3 Billion Credit Facility with ESG Commitment

(IN BRIEF) Iberdrola, a major energy company, has secured a €5.3 billion credit facility in its largest-ever financing deal. This credit line, signed with 33 international banks, is linked to sustainability objectives, including reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and … Read the full press release

BBVA Named Europe’s Most Sustainable Bank for Fourth Consecutive Year in Dow Jones Sustainability Index

(IN BRIEF) For the fourth year in a row, BBVA has been recognized as Europe’s most sustainable bank in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), a leading global sustainability ranking. The bank received a total score of 84 out of … Read the full press release

Garanti BBVA Commits €36.1 Million in Financing for Işıklar Wind Power Plant to Bolster Renewable Energy Expansion

(IN BRIEF) Garanti BBVA has revealed its dedication to supporting renewable energy initiatives with a €36.1 million financing agreement for the Işıklar Wind Power Plant, facilitated through BBVA’s Turkish unit in partnership with Dost Enerji. The wind power project will … Read the full press release

BBVA Colombia Achieves Significant Growth in Sustainable Lending, Focusing on Inclusive Growth and Climate Action

(IN BRIEF) BBVA in Colombia has reported substantial growth in its sustainable lending activities between January and August 2023. The bank granted 3.8 billion pesos in sustainable loans, with $2.4 billion directed towards inclusive growth projects and $1.4 billion allocated … Read the full press release

Cleantech for Iberia: BBVA Joins Billion-Euro Initiative to Drive Green Innovation in Spain and Portugal

(IN BRIEF) BBVA has partnered with the ‘Cleantech for Iberia’ initiative to accelerate the development of clean technologies in Spain and Portugal. The initiative aims to establish the Iberian Peninsula as a leading hub in the cleantech sector and has … Read the full press release

BBVA Invests €23.6 Million in Decarbonization Partners Fund, Total Climate Investment Reaches €108.4 Million

(IN BRIEF) BBVA, a global financial institution, is investing €23.6 million (approximately $25 million) in the Decarbonization Partners Fund I, bringing its total investment in climate-related funds to €108.4 million. The bank views sustainability as a significant business opportunity and … Read the full press release

BBVA Launches €1 Billion Share Buyback Program, Strengthening Commitment to Shareholder Distributions

(IN BRIEF) BBVA, with a robust capital position boasting a fully-loaded CET1 ratio of 12.99 percent as of June 2023, has announced its intention to initiate a new share buyback program worth €1 billion. This program is considered an extraordinary … Read the full press release

BBVA Breaks New Ground with Peru’s First Sustainable Mining Corporate Loan

(IN BRIEF) BBVA, a prominent financial institution, has made history by providing the first sustainable corporate loan to a mining company in Peru. The $200 million ‘Club Deal’ facility benefits mining companies Ares and Amarillo Mineraçao do Brasil. This groundbreaking … Read the full press release

BBVA Launches Game-Changing API Connectivity for Treasury Solutions

(IN BRIEF) BBVA has introduced new API connectivity for its treasury solutions, significantly reducing integration times for BBVA Pivot Connect by 80 percent. The initial set of APIs available on BBVA Pivot allows companies to manage supplier payments, track international … Read the full press release

BBVA Launches $750 Million Contingent Convertible Bond in U.S. Markets

(IN BRIEF) On Monday, BBVA initiated the issuance of a $750 million contingent convertible (CoCo) bond in dollars, registered under the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). This CoCo bond, with a six-year amortization option, carries an initial price of … Read the full press release

BBVA Innovates Online Access with Bizum Service, Revolutionizing Customer Interaction

(IN BRIEF) BBVA, the first bank in Spain to do so, has launched a new Bizum service that allows its customers to conveniently register and log in at online retailers and service providers. This feature streamlines the registration and access … Read the full press release

European Investment Fund Partners with EIB and ICO to Boost Spanish SMEs and Promote Green Projects

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF), a part of the EIB Group, has joined forces with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) to invest in asset-backed securities (ABS) issued by BBVA. This collaborative … Read the full press release

Spanish SMEs to Benefit from EIB and ICO Investments in BBVA ABS, Focusing on Green Development

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Instituto de Crédito Oficial (ICO) have invested in asset-backed securities (ABS) issued by BBVA to support Spanish small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and mid-caps. The investment aims to address working capital … Read the full press release

BBVA Microfinance Foundation extends scholarship program to help 100 vulnerable youth in Colombia

(IN BRIEF) BBVA in Colombia and Bancamía, an entity of the BBVA Microfinance Foundation, have announced that the Transforming Realities Scholarship will support 100 vulnerable young people in Colombia to pursue university studies. The initiative benefits the children of Bancamía’s … Read the full press release

BBVA and EIF Commit €200 Million to Help Spanish Startups Embrace Sustainability and Digitalisation

(IN BRIEF) The European Investment Fund (EIF) and BBVA have signed an agreement under the InvestEU guarantee program to provide a €200 million guarantee to help BBVA’s specialised startup initiative, BBVA Spark, support startups with innovative and sustainable value propositions. … Read the full press release

BBVA recognized for commitment to talent development and corporate culture by Gallup

(IN BRIEF) BBVA receives 2023 Gallup Exceptional Workplace Award for commitment to corporate culture and talent development. The award recognizes companies that excel in creating exceptional work environments and developing their workforce. BBVA was chosen as one of the leading … Read the full press release

BBVA’s Global Trade Finance portal offers free access to import-export solutions and information from over 170 countries

(IN BRIEF) BBVA has launched the Global Trade Finance portal to help import export companies streamline their operations and access information to support their international transactions. The free platform provides users with information on BBVA’s trade finance solutions, as well … Read the full press release

BBVA integriert Mastercard Corporate Cards in die Pivot Commercial Cards Platform

(IN KÜRZE) BBVA hat bekannt gegeben, dass es das Spesenmanagement für Firmenkarten von Mastercard in seine Pivot Commercial Cards-Plattform integriert, was die Überprüfungs- und Genehmigungsprozesse für Spesen vereinfacht und eine bessere Kontrolle über die Verwendung von Firmenkarten bietet. Die Plattform … Read the full press release

BBVA Integrates Mastercard Corporate Cards into Pivot Commercial Cards Platform

(IN BRIEF) BBVA has announced that it is integrating Mastercard corporate cards expense management into its Pivot Commercial Cards platform, which simplifies the review and authorisation processes for expenses, providing greater control over the use of corporate cards. The platform … Read the full press release

Instituições financeiras se comprometem com mercados de carbono transparentes e seguros com a Carbonplace Investment

(NOTÍCIA EM BREVE) A Carbonplace, uma rede de transações de crédito de carbono, levantou US$ 45 milhões em financiamento de suas instituições financeiras fundadoras e se estabeleceu como uma entidade autônoma. O investimento será usado para dimensionar a plataforma, expandir … Read the full press release

Financial Institutions Commit to Transparent and Secure Carbon Markets with Carbonplace Investment

(IN BRIEF) Carbonplace, a carbon credit transaction network, has raised $45 million in funding from its founding financial institutions and established itself as a standalone entity. The investment will be used to scale the platform, expand its services, and partner … Read the full press release

Garanti BBVA, la deuxième plus grande banque privée de Turquie, a fait partie de l’indice d’égalité des sexes de Bloomberg pour la 6e année consécutive

(COMMUNIQUÉ DE PRESSE) BILBAO, 28-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Garanti BBVA, la deuxième plus grande banque privée de Turquie et faisant partie de la banque espagnole BBVA , a annoncé que son autonomisation sociale et économique des femmes, sa promotion de … Read the full press release

Garanti BBVA, el segundo mayor banco privado de Turquía, figura en el Índice de Igualdad de Género de Bloomberg por sexto año consecutivo

(COMUNICADO DE PRENSA) BILBAO, 28-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Garanti BBVA, el segundo banco privado de Turquía y parte del banco español BBVA, ha anunciado que su empoderamiento social y económico de las mujeres, su promoción de la participación de las … Read the full press release

Garanti BBVA, Turkey’s second largest private bank, made the Bloomberg’s Gender Equality Index for the 6th year in a row

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 28-Jan-2022 — /EuropaWire/ — Garanti BBVA, Turkey’s second largest private bank and part of Spanish bank BBVA, has announced that its social and economic empowerment of women, its promotion of women’s participation in decision-making mechanisms and its … Read the full press release

Garanti BBVA becomes the first and only Turkish bank to join the Net-Zero Banking Alliance (NZBA)

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 3-Sep-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Garanti BBVA, Turkey’s second largest private bank and part of Spanish bank BBVA, has announced it is joining the United Nations’ Net-Zero Banking Alliance thus becoming Turkey’s first and only bank to join … Read the full press release

BBVA signs landmark transaction of €1.35 billion sustainable linked guarantee facility with Enel

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 30-Mar-2021 — /EuropaWire/ — Spanish multinational financial services company BBVA announces the signing of a €1.35 billion sustainable linked guarantee facility with the Italian multinational manufacturer and distributor of electricity and gas, Enel. The transaction is in … Read the full press release

BBVA releases its first TCFD report

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 10-Nov-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BBVA (BME: BBVA), a Spanish multinational financial services company, has announced the release of its first report on the risks and opportunities associated with climate change according to the Task Force on Climate-related … Read the full press release

BBVA and the IMDEA Software Institute to explore application of advanced cryptographic techniques in the financial sector

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, 4-May-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BBVA and the IMDEA Software Institute team up on the development of advanced cryptographic techniques. A joint framework to research the use of this technology in the development of digital solutions was created … Read the full press release

BBVA partners with leading developer of authentication solutions Nok Nok Labs

(PRESS RELEASE) BILBAO, Spain, 14-Jan-2020 — /EuropaWire/ — BBVA teams up with the authentication solutions company Nok Nok Labs to strengthen the security of biometric systems on mobile devices. The partnership is part of BBVA’s strategy to improve the security … Read the full press release

BBVA: Garanti Bank is the only Turkey company included in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index

MADRID, 16-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Garanti Bank is recognized internationally with its practices in gender equality and once again included in the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index. Through its numerous practices and initiatives for ensuring gender equality within its human resources as well … Read the full press release

BBVA’s Executive Director José Manuel González-Páramo to chair the recently created Spain-Peru Council Foundation

MADRID, 16-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — José Manuel González-Páramo, BBVA’s Executive Director Responsible for Global Economics, Regulation & Public Affairs, will chair the recently created Spain-Peru Council Foundation, a non-profit body set up with the aim of fostering relations between the two … Read the full press release

BBVA, Inter-American Development Bank to host seminar with Latin American regulators in Mexico City

BILBAO, 23-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BBVA will be hosting the first seminar with Latin American regulators this week, during which the region’s top officials will analyze how to apply and regulate innovation in the banking services of the future.The event is … Read the full press release

BBVA Compass: we’re a bank that’s fully vested in extending the age of opportunity to everyone

BILBAO, 23-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — BBVA Compass has spent the spring covering markets in its footprint with promotional campaigns promising special offersand family-friendly fun, and it won’t stop until every branch has been covered. The two-week intensive market blitzes underscore the … Read the full press release

BBVA’s Bond Market Performance in 2016 and beyond

BILBAO, 02-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — In a year marked by the reactivation of the high-yield bond market, and growing investor interest on ultra-long issue maturities, and despite a string of global macroeconomic developments that had a severe impact on the fixed … Read the full press release