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May 19, 2016, 12:00 ET BBVA Compass mobile banking app wins third consecutive Javelin Mobile Banking Leader award for Functionality

It's a triple play for BBVA Compass' mobile app, which was honored with the 2016 Javelin Mobile Banking Leader award for Functionality for the...


Mar 15, 2016, 17:07 ET BBVA launches 8th edition of its global fintech startup competition, BBVA Open Talent

 BBVA today launches the 8th edition of its BBVA Open Talent competition, which aims to find the brightest and best entrepreneurs who are...


Feb 24, 2016, 12:35 ET The BBVA-El Celler de Can Roca 2016 Tour will travel around the world

 London, Hong-Kong, Phoenix, San Francisco and Santiago de Chile are (in that order) the cities chosen for the third BBVA-El Celler de Can Roca...


Feb 24, 2016, 01:43 ET The BBVA Foundation honors economist Martin Ravallion, who by quantifying the threshold of extreme poverty enabled the setting of specific development cooperation goals

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Development Cooperation category has been granted in this eighth edition to Australian...


Feb 16, 2016, 10:37 ET The BBVA Foundation honors Robert Wilson for his pioneering analysis of economic interactions under information asymmetry, and his broadening of the field to incorporate reputation-building as a spur to cooperation

 The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Economics, Finance and Management has been granted in this eighth edition to Robert B....


Feb 11, 2016, 09:08 ET BBVA increases fintech fund to $250 million

BBVA announces an increase in its financial technology ('fintech') fund to $250m and a partnership with Propel Venture Partners (Propel)....


Feb 09, 2016, 11:48 ET The BBVA Foundation honors Georges Aperghis for his reinvention of music theater using sounds, gestures, space and technology, and involving performers in the compositional process

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Contemporary Music category goes in this eighth edition to Georges Aperghis for reinventing...


Feb 02, 2016, 10:54 ET The BBVA Foundation honors Ilkka Hanski for opening up an area of ecology that explains how species survive in fragmented habitats and allows to quantify the extinction threshold

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Ecology and Conservation Biology goes in this eighth edition to Finnish ecologist Ilkka Hanski,...


Jan 26, 2016, 12:33 ET The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award goes to the architects of optogenetics, which uses light to probe and modulate the workings of the brain

 The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Biomedicine goes in this eighth edition to neuroscientists Edward Boyden, Karl Deisseroth...


Jan 19, 2016, 11:13 ET Hawking and Mukhanov win the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award for discovering that the galaxies were born from quantum fluctuations

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences goes to physicists Stephen Hawking and Viatcheslav Mukhanov for discovering that...


Jan 12, 2016, 10:57 ET The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award goes to Stephen Cook for determining that some problems do not lend themselves to efficiently computable solutions

 Mathematician Stephen Arthur Cook has been granted the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Information and Communication...


Jan 11, 2016, 11:00 ET BBVA hires Derek White for Global Product and Design post

BBVA has hired Derek White, former Chief Design & Digital Officer at Barclays Bank PLC, as Global Head of Customer Solutions. In this role...


Jan 08, 2016, 11:44 ET Ramanathan takes the BBVA Foundation award for demonstrating the global warming impact of other gases and particles and showing that means are available besides limiting CO2 to achieve short-term progress against the clock

 The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in the Climate Change category goes in this eighth edition to Indian climatologist...


Dec 21, 2015, 11:44 ET BBVA Compass adds the Spurs' Becky Hammon, Legend Bruce Bowen to roster of brand ambassadors

 BBVA Compass, the Official Bank of the NBA, announced today it is adding two San Antonio Spurs superstars to its growing roster of brand...


Dec 21, 2015, 11:44 ET BBVA Compass adds the Spurs' Becky Hammon, Legend Bruce Bowen to roster of brand ambassadors

 BBVA Compass, the Official Bank of the NBA, announced today it is adding two San Antonio Spurs superstars to its growing roster of brand...


Dec 17, 2015, 11:48 ET BBVA Compass economists: Fed rate decision based on upbeat view of economy, market readiness

 The U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates was based on an assessment by Fed policymakers that the U.S. economy was headed in...


Dec 17, 2015, 11:48 ET BBVA Compass economists: Fed rate decision based on upbeat view of economy, market readiness

 The U.S. Federal Reserve's decision to raise interest rates was based on an assessment by Fed policymakers that the U.S. economy was headed in...


Nov 24, 2015, 02:41 ET BBVA invests in Atom Bank, the UK's first mobile-only bank

 BBVA has agreed to invest £45m (around €64m) for a 29.5% stake in Atom, the UK's first mobile-only bank, which will launch in early...


Nov 23, 2015, 13:23 ET Francisco Gonzalez shares BBVA's digital transformation case with Harvard faculty

 BBVA Chairman and CEO Francisco González participated in the Strategy Research Conference, which was organized by the Harvard Business...


Aug 06, 2015, 13:04 ET Attention, foodies: BBVA-sponsored dinner by chefs at world's No. 1 restaurant to be streamed live from Argentina

Foodies all over the world will be able to learn some of the secrets of the chefs at the world's best restaurant this weekend when the 2015 BBVA-El...


Apr 24, 2015, 13:42 ET BBVA Compass taps Kirk Pressley as its next chief financial officer

 BBVA Compass announced today that Kirk Pressley will become its new chief financial officer after Angel Reglero leaves the post to help lead a...


Apr 22, 2015, 22:55 ET Francisco Gonzalez in the U.S. to present the book 'Reinventing the Company in the Digital Age'

- Francisco Gonzalez (BBVA): At BBVA we are leaders, but we are running a race which has no discernible finish line, not even a pre-fixed...


Apr 15, 2015, 10:00 ET BBVA acquires leading user experience firm Spring Studio

BBVA has acquired Spring Studio, a San Francisco-based user experience (UX) and design firm, to accelerate the Group's efforts to become the...


Feb 27, 2015, 12:47 ET BBVA Compass names Jason Leal its market president of the Upper Rio Grande Valley

 BBVA Compass announced today that Jason Leal has been named its market president of the Upper Rio Grande Valley, where he will lead efforts to...