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Fitch Lowers BBVA’s Long-Term Senior Debt Rating By One Notch To A –

The main reasons for the downgrade are the economic deterioration in the regions where the bank is present, especially Mexico and Spain. However, it also flags that even after losing a rating notch, BBVA has sufficient financial cushion, geographical diversification and a good competitive position in its reference markets to avoid being affected by new downward revisions in the short term.


BBVA aims to become the financial partner for British SMEs and freelancers

BBVA Aims To Become The Financial Partner For British SMEs And Freelancers

Holvi, the digital banking startup for freelancers acquired in 2016 by BBVA, has announced its entry into the United Kingdom, the third largest market it has broken into after Germany and Finland. Its aim is to become the financial partner of British SMEs and freelancers, thanks to its range of digital accounting tools.

 


Santander and BBVA best positioned for cut in ECB deposit rate

Bankinter analysis team believes that the cut in the deposit rate to -0.50% (from -0.4%) further penalises keeping excess liquidity in the ECB. Tiering (or the method of charging in tranches) only partially mitigates the impact with a volume of up to six times the coefficient of obligatory reserves (currently 1.0%) exempt. This favours banks with higher and more internationally diversified ratios of credit investment/typical resources like Banco Santander and BBVA.


BBVA honorary chairman Gonzalez leaves board amid spying probe

One day before the General Shareholders’ Meeting, the former president of BBVA announced on Thursday by letter that he is temporarily leaving the positions that bind him to the entity (he is the honorary president of the bank and the Foundation) until the end of the investigation of the Villarejo case, in which BBVA is related to a supposed espionage of politicians, businessmen and journalists when González occupied the presidency.






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BBVA Will Continue To Suffer Because Of Deterioration In Turkey

Turkish President Erdogan has began to exercise his new “attributes”, recently provided by an ever more authoritarian political system, in relation to the monetary policy of the central bank by affirming informally that interest rates will be lowered. This weakened the Turkish Lira from 4.66/$ to 4.85/$ (although it layered recovered to 4.82/$). This had a negative impact on the share price of BBVA, which holds 49.85% in the Turkish bank Garantí.