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BBVA Closes Blockchain-Powered Sustainable Schuldschein Loan For Madrid Government

BBVA announced on Wednesday it closed a blockchain-powered sustainable “Schuldschein” loan for the Madrid Government. BBVA reported that the deal, which is structured as per the German debt instrument, is worth a total of €220 million and will be allocated to sustainable projects. BBVA revealed:… Read More

BBVA Issues Blockchain-Supported Structured Green Bond For MAPFRE

BBVA announced on Tuesday it has issued its first blockchain-supported structured green bond for MAPFRE. According to BBVA, the bond is a private placement in which MAPFRE invested €35 million six-year term bond linked to the evolution of the five-year euro swap rate. It was revealed: “With this bond… Read More

BBVA-Backed Fintech Investment Fund Propel Venture Partners Invests in Investment App Groww

BBVA announced on Friday its backed fintech investment fund Propel Venture Partners took part in the $6.2m Series A funding round of Groww, an India-based investment mobile app. Founded in 2017, Grow uses technology and expert financial knowledge to help make mobile investing simple and rewarding for users. The app’s mission… Read More

BBVA’s Investment Arm Propel Venture Partners Led Funding Round For Invisible Payments Business Grabango

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BBVA announced on Tuesday its investment arm Propel Venture Partners led the latest funding round for invisible payments firm, Grabango. Founded in 2016, Grabango describes itself as a “leading” provider of checkout free shopper technology for existing stores. The company claims its solution is the only… Read More

Juncker Plan: €360 Million Investment for Spanish SMEs will Use Hyperledger Blockchain Tech

The European Commission (EC) recently announced a European investment plan designed to boost access to capital to Spanish SMEs and “midcap investment projects.” The plan is for the European Investment Bank Group and BBVA to provide €360 million for these smaller businesses. A €60 million “synthetic… Read More

BBVA & EIB Group Sign Synthetic Securitization in Blockchain of €1 Billion

BBVA and the European Investment Bank Group (EIB) announced on Thursday they have signed a synthetic securitization of €1 billion. According to the duo, this agreement is an innovative financing operation and it is claimed the first synthetic securitization to be supported by blockchain technology in the European Union (EU)… Read More

BBVA Forms New Partnership With Anthemis to Create Venture Studio in London

BBVA announced on Thursday it has formed a partnership with fintech venture investor and builder Anthemis Group (Anthemis) to build a venture creation studio in London. According to BBVA, this new studio will create value by deploying capital and resources to building businesses that address untapped user… Read More

BBVA Debuts BaaS platform in the U.S.

BBVA announced on Tuesday it is now offering a full suite of Banking as a Service (BaaS) products in the U.S. through its BBVA Open Platform program. BBVA reported that its Open Platform initiative enables third parties to easily integrate payments and complementary banking services… Read More

BBVA Launches New Match-Making Services For Fintech Startups

BBVA announced last week the launch of its new match-making platform that’s specifically for fintech startups. Through the network, startups are now able to get in touch indirectly with the bank’s business units and offer technical solutions. “In an increasing competitive market, both the startup… Read More

BBVA Now Providing Customers With Greater Banking Security Options Through Mobile App

BBVA announced on Thursday it is now offering customers with greater banking security options through its mobile app. BBVA reported it is allowing customers to manage security levels on their smartphones from a single point in the app. According to BBVA, users can now configure the… Read More

BBVA Update: Apple Pay is Now Available for Customers in Spain

BBVA announced on Wednesday that Apple Pay is now officially available for customers in Spain. According to BBVA, Apple Pay is aiming to transform mobile payments with a secure and private way to pay.  According to BBVA,  customers just need to use a credit or debit… Read More

BBVA Announces Finalists For Open Talent Fintech Competition

BBVA has announced the finalists of Open Talent, the world’s biggest fintech competition. As previously reported, BBVA revealed that this year’s competition is looking for “the best and brightest” ideas that will shape the future of financial services, with three prizes available.  “The competition looks for the… Read More

Brief: BBVA Opts for Fintonic Loans Platform

Fintonic, a money management and savings app operating in Spain and Chile, now counts BBVA as a partner. BBVA has signed up to be part of the Fintonic loans platform. Since launching six years ago with more than 760,000 aggregated bank accounts signed on, Fintonic… Read More

BBVA Announces Completion of £85.4 Million Investment in UK-Based Atom Bank

On Friday, BBVA announced it has completed the £85.4 million investment into Atom, which was announced in March of this year. According to the firm, With this transaction, it increases its stake in UK’s first bank built exclusively for smartphone or tablet to 39%. Atom also secured capital… Read More

BBVA Launches Global Payments System to Include Cards, Alternative Payment Forms, & Fraud-Prevention Tool

On Tuesday, BBVA announced the launch of its new global payments system that now includes cards, alternative payment forms, and a fraud-prevention tool. The company reported that the platform, which is called Global Gateway, ensures large retailers may accept payments in everything from debit cards and credit… Read More

BBVA Teams Up With Indra to Launch Blockchain-Supported Corporate Loan Using Hyperledger & Ethereum

On Thursday, BBVA announced it has teamed up with Indra to complete its first global corporate loan transaction using blockchain technology. According to BBVA, the pilot enabled the closing of a €75 million loan using a solution it developed based on distributed ledger technology (DLT). For… Read More

BBVA Announces New Categories For BBVA Open Talent Fintech Competition

BBVA announced earlier this week new categories for its upcoming BBVA Open Talent fintech competition. The company reports that this year’s competition is looking for “the best and brightest” ideas that will shape the future of financial services, with three prizes available. BBVA then revealed a… Read More

BBVA Compass’ Express Personal Loans Go Digital & Is Now Available to Consumers in Multiple States

BBVA Compass, the U.S. subsidiary of the global financial services group BBVA, announced on Monday it is now offering near-instantaneous decisioning and potential same day funding for both customers and non-customers with the footprint wide opening of the fully digital BBVA Compass Express Personal Loan. The company… Read More

German Digital Only Bank solarisBank Secures €56.6 Million Through Series B Funding Round; Participants Include BBVA, Visa, & Lakestar

solarisBank, a German digital-only bank, announced on Thursday it has successfully secured  €56.6  million through its Series B funding round. Participants from the round include current investors Arvato Financial Solutions and SBI Group, renowned global companies BBVA, Visa, Lakestar and ABN AMRO’s Digital Impact Fund (DIF) have… Read More

Fintech Competition BBVA Open Talent Celebrates Tenth Year

BBVA Open Talent, a fintech competition, announced on Monday it will this year mark its tenth anniversary by working with more start-ups than ever before. Organizers revealed that the competition will look to find the very best fintech ideas from anywhere in the world before… Read More

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