It’s a platform planet. Can banks adapt to it?


Thanks to big tech companies, the business world is moving to third-party platforms, or online marketplaces where sellers pull buyers' products off digital shelves. A growing number of financial institutions — including BBVA, Citi and community banks like Eastern — say they can't afford to sit out the trend.


BBVA announces new U.S. CEO


BBVA has picked Javier Rodriguez Soler, its head of strategy and mergers, to run its U.S. bank.


Bank of America, CIT Group and BBVA: Bankers on the move


Several banks saw significant changes in leadership as the year comes to a close.


Onur Genç to become BBVA global CEO in December


He will take over as CEO from Carlos Torres Vila, who becomes chairman at year-end. Still unknown: who will run the company's U.S. bank once Genç moves up.


Fintech startup tries to help consumers fix credit report errors


Upturn, which is owned by a BBVA unit, is offering a free online tool consumers can use to detect and dispute inaccuracies in their credit report.


In crowded fintech space, BBVA searches for diamonds in the rough


The Spanish bank’s investment arm, Propel, is jointly working with the venture capital firm Anthemis Group to find promising startups.


Can an exec from Amazon reboot Simple?


The online-only bank hopes new leadership can help it overcome its rocky past three years.


Blockchain slashes approval time on syndicated loans, BBVA says


BBVA, BNP Paribas and MUFG recently used BBVA's blockchain to reach an agreement within 24 hours — instead of two weeks — to lend a Spanish power company $150 million.


Even in the cloud, banking is tied to legacy tech


Serverless computing has its proponents — Capital One and BBVA among them — but the service hasn’t yet proven it can fulfill general systems needs in banking.


Loan growth, interest rates lift BBVA profit


BBVA Compass in Birmingham, Ala., benefited from healthy growth in consumer, credit card and C&I lending in the third quarter.