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BBVA launches open banking business

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BBVA has unveiled its open banking programme and is making eight of its APIs commercially available for the first time. The launch of BBVA API Market comes after the Spanish bank says it spent more than a year working with developers and businesses to prepare the way the open API service would be delivered. With […]

Sweet sixteen keen on CCRManager’s trade finance platform

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Sixteen financial institutions (FIs) are onboard for CCRManager’s new electronic platform, developed for the distribution of trade finance, supply chain finance and working capital assets. Bank of China, DBS Bank, ICICI Bank, Swiss Re Corporate Solutions and UniCredit have signed up as members of the platform to support their trade risk distribution businesses. In addition, […]

Ripple’s blockchain network going places with ten new faces

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Ten more financial institutions have jumped onboard Ripple’s blockchain network for cross-border payments. The new faces are MUFG, BBVA, SEB, Akbank, Axis Bank, YES Bank, SBI Remit, Cambridge Global Payments, Star One Credit Union and eZforex.com – representing a mix of banks and payment service providers (PSPs). “The world’s largest banks have been the first […]

BBVA buys Mexican payments start-up Openpay

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BBVA Bancomer, a fully owned subsidiary of BBVA, has acquired Mexico-based payments start-up Openpay to tap into its network of more than 15,000 payment reception points across the country. Openpay offers a platform for physical and electronic payments for businesses via its real-time Paynet network. According to BBVA, the start-up manages more than one million […]

BBVA and Ripple complete blockchain cross-border money transfer pilot

BBVA and Ripple in blockchain cross-border payments trial

BBVA has announced the completion of “the first real-life implementation of an international money transfer using Ripple’s new distributed ledger technology (DLT)”. The transaction, which ran on BBVA infrastructures with real money, resulted in money moved between Spain and Mexio “in a matter of seconds”.

Simple’s move to new bank API leaves some customers stranded

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Simple, a US-based digital banking service founded in 2009, has discovered that moving accounts to its parent bank’s application programming interface (API) is not that simple.

BBVA joins Hyperledger blockchain project

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BBVA has become an official member of the Linux Foundation’s open-source collaborative blockchain project Hyperledger. The bank joins American Express, the Bank of England, SAP, Wells Fargo and Thomson Reuters. BBVA is already a member of R3, which is also participating in Hyperledger, and of the Ethereum Enterprise Alliance, which supports the creation of blockchain […]

BBVA launches fintech challenge for start-ups

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BBVA has launched the ninth edition of its “Open Talent” fintech competition – and is looking for start-ups from across the globe. The Spanish bank says this year its programme has grown from one competition to five. It will be hosting three focused world-wide competitions, more than a dozen country-specific opportunities, two specialist challenges for […]

BBVA automates UK risk and reg reporting with Wolters Kluwer’s OneSumX

Wolters Kluwer gains new client for OneSumX

BBVA’s subsidiary in the UK has opted for Wolters Kluwer’s OneSumX solution for regulatory reporting and liquidity risk management.

BBVA writes down $89.5m for Simple in three years since $117m acquisition

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BBVA Compass has unveiled a “goodwill impairment” charge of $60 million in its latest financial results, attributed to its direct banking service subsidiary, Simple. BBVA bought Simple in 2014 for $117 million. It has since written down $89.4 million.

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