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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

3rd European Alternative Finance Report: Market Expanded by 41% in 2016, P2P Consumer Lending Leads

The European online alternative finance market grew by 41 per cent to 7.7 billion euros in 2016, according to the 3rd annual European Alternative Finance Industry Benchmarking Report by the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance. The report entitled “Expanding Horizons” indicates that online alternative finance showed… Read More

DOV-E Named Winner of BBVA’s Open Talent Global Trends Fintech Competition

Earlier this week, BBVA named DOV-E the winner of its Open Talent FinTech for Companies Challenge. As previously reported, the company revealed that it launched the “fintech games” in order to find the most innovative startups across the world to provide opportunities for. Based in Israel, DOV-E provides… Read More

BBVA Announces Finalists For Open Talent FinTech For Companies Challenge

On Monday, BBVA announced the finalists for its Open Talent FinTech for Companies Challenge. The company revealed that it launched the “fintech games” in order to find the most innovative startups across the world to provide opportunities for. “After eight years of focusing purely on seeking… Read More

Lendix’s Multilocal Expansion and its Raison d’être: An Interview with Grégoire de Lestapis, CEO of Lendix Spain

Gregoire de Lestapis has left traditional banking, most recently the direction of BBVA France, for the world of fintech entrepreneurship. In 2016, he joined Lendix, the French SME lending group, as head of its Spanish subsidiary and member of the executive team. In this interview,… Read More

Video from Davos: The Global Fintech Revolution

The 2017 World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland last week, will soon become a distant memory as participants and observers jet back to their day jobs. But one of the interesting topics tackled as the seminal gathering was the emerging environment of financial innovation… Read More

Spanish Banking Group BBVA Acquires Fintech Startup Openpay

Spanish banking group, BBVA, recently announced it has acquired, Openpay, a fintech startup and payment service provider (PSP) that facilitates e-commerce, including on mobile devices, for large businesses and SMEs.  According to BBVA, Openpay combines a cutting-edge, real-time platform that allows users to make card,… Read More

Spanish Banking Group BBVA Acquires Fintech Startup Holvi

Holvi, a Finland-based fintech startup, has officially been acquired by multinational Spanish banking group, BBVA. Founded in 2011, Holvi notably provides entrepreneurs and SMEs with a “regulated one-stop-shop” to collect income, manage expense and offer a real-time view of finances, which includes online sales platform, invoicing… Read More

Accenture: Global Fintech investment in 1Q Hit $5.3B; Global Fintech Investment Grew 75% in 2015, Exceeding $22B

Global investment in fintech ventures in the first quarter of 2016 reached $5.3 billion, a 67 percent increase over the same period last year, and the percentage of investments going to fintech companies in Europe and Asia-Pacific nearly doubled to 62 percent. These are among… Read More

Fintech Startups and The Future of Banking

Will fintech startups cause the demise of banks or come to their rescue? This was one of the topics debated at The “Future of Banking” event held by The Economist in Paris on March 10th 2016. The Future of Banking was aptly subtitled “Survival of… Read More

Brief: BBVA Adds $150M to Fintech Fund, Links with Propel Venture Partners

Spanish Bank BBVA is banking on fintech’s success. Having launched the BBVA Ventures fund in 2013 with $100 million to invest in digital fintech startups, the bank recently added $150 million in funds. The bank will be partnering with Propel Venture Partners, according to Money Market UK…. Read More