Bankia - News News. Bankia Bankia S.A., 2017. Spain. All rights reserved. 60 BANKIA - News RSS Spanish companies earn a pass in digital competitiveness but could do better Spanish companies obtain a pass in digital competitiveness but have ample room for improvement, considering that they score an average of five out of ten, according to the &#8220;2016 Bankia &#205;ndicex Report: The digitisation of companies in Spain&#8221;. Business Mon, 27 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0200 Bankia creates a committee of independent directors to supervise the merger with BMN The Board of Directors of Bankia today agreed on the creation of a committee to monitor and oversee the bank&#8217;s merger with BMN. This committee will be made up exclusively of independent directors. Corporate Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Bankia’s General Shareholders Meeting approves the distribution of a €317 million dividend, an increase of 5% Bankia&#8217;s General Shareholders Meeting today approved the distribution of a &#8364;317 million dividend charged against the results for 2016, a 5% increase on the amount paid out the previous year. Corporate Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 In three years Bankia will double to 3.3 million the number of customers with a personal account manager The chairman of Bankia, Jos&#233; Ignacio Goirigolzarri, stated today that between now and 2019 the bank aims to almost double the number of customers served by a personal account manager, bringing the total to 3.3 million. Of these, one million will be served by remote account managers. Corporate Fri, 24 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Ignacio Cea, “Bankia is committed to openly cooperating with fintechs to bring value to our customers” &#8220;Bankia is committed to openly cooperating with fintechs to bring value to our customers&#8221;, said Ignacio Cea, the bank&#8217;s Corporate Director of Technology Innovation and Strategy, during his speech at the eFintech Show, the fintech event that began today at the Fira de Barcelona fairgrounds. Corporate Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Candidates of the Bankia Fintech by Innsomnia international program opt for financial inclusion and blockchain technology Fintech solutions that encourage financial inclusion among people with the greatest difficulties accessing traditional banking systems or the flow of credit, have a significant presence among the 37 candidates that have applied to the first Bankia Fintech by Innsomnia international programme, Spain&#8217;s first fintech incubator and accelerator based in in Valencia marina. Corporate Fri, 17 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Bankia Fintech by Innsomnia attracts 37 startups from four continents for its international program Bankia Fintech by Innsomnia has attracted 37 startups from different continents for its international program. The selection process will begin in the next few days for candidates to join Spain&#8217;s first fintech incubator and accelerator which Bankia launched in November. Corporate Fri, 10 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Bankia included in the FTSE4Good indices, which recognise the world’s most sustainable companies Bankia has been included in the FTSE4Good series of indices after being independently evaluated and meeting all of the necessary requirements. Corporate Thu, 02 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Goirigolzarri: “Digitalisation is a structural shift for the financial sector and society as a whole” &#8220;Digitalisation is a challenge for Bankia, not a threat. If we know how to manage it right, it is a huge source of opportunities;&#8221; said the bank&#8217;s chairman, Jos&#233; Ignacio Goirigolzarri, during today&#8217;s speech at the Demo Day of the first accelerator programme run by Bankia Accelerator by Conector. Corporate Tue, 07 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Bankia launches express procedure in its branches to deal with floor clause refunds Bankia announced today the launch of an express procedure at its branches so that consumers that have taken out mortgage loans that contain a floor clause can request a refund of the amounts paid due to its application. Corporate Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Bankia posts attributable profit of 804 million euros and increases dividend by 5% Bankia obtained net attributable profit of 804 million euros in 2016, 22.7% less than the previous year (the decline would have been 8.4% without the contribution from City National Bank of Florida (CNB) last year, which was 164 million). Despite this decrease, the Bank&#8217;s comfortable solvency position allows it to recommend a 5% increase in the dividend payment to shareholders, which will total 317 million euros. Earnings Mon, 30 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Bankia proposes to increase dividend out of profit for 2016 by 5% to 317 million euros Bankia&#8217;s Board of Directors has agreed to recommend to the General Meeting of Shareholders that a dividend of 2.756 euro cents per share be paid out of last year&#8217;s profits. Corporate Fri, 27 Jan 2017 17:45:00 +0100 Bankia attracted 172,293 salaries in 2016 after eliminating its fees In 2016 Bankia increased the number of customers that automatically pay their income into the bank by 172,293, following its announcement on 11 January 2016 that it would eliminate all fees for customers that pay their salary or pension into their accounts. Business Mon, 23 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Bankia rolls out free tool that calculates market price of any home in Spain Bankia has launched a free tool that allows customers and non-customers alike to learn the market price of any home in Spain and obtain a detailed report on the main characteristics of the dwelling and its surrounding area. Developed in tandem with Idealista, the application is hosted on the Bankia website and is free of charge. It can be used an unlimited number of times. Business Wed, 18 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Bankia launches the “No Fees Mortgage” Bankia today launched the &#8220;No Fees Mortgage&#8221;, which eliminates all of the charges associated with this type of loan for customers that automatically pay in their salaries or pensions. Furthermore, customers will not be required to take out any additional products with the bank to benefit from these conditions. Business Wed, 11 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 300,000 Bankia digital customers now have an online personal advisor Bankia is now servicing 300,000 customers via online managers through &#8216;Connect with your expert&#8217;, the channel specialised in delivering personalised service and advising to digital customers remotely. This figure beats the target charted by the bank for 2016 by 50,000. Corporate Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 For 4th straight year Bankia meets all its power needs with renewable energies For the fourth consecutive year Bankia has managed to use renewable sources for all the electricity it uses, reaffirming its commitment to continue this policy by joining RE100, a group of the world&#39;s most influential companies committed to 100% green energy. Corporate Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 IDC gives Bankia award for best workplace transformation Bankia&#39;s NEO Mobile project was given the IDC award for top workplace transformation, a distinction granted by International Data Corporation (IDC), the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events for the information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. Corporate Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 José Ignacio Goirigolzarri receives Máster de Oro award in recognition of his professional career Bankia chairman Jos&#233; Ignacio Goirigolzarri has received the M&#225;ster de Oro (Golden Master) bestowed by the Real F&#243;rum de Alta Direcci&#243;n (Royal Forum of Senior Management) in recognition of his professional career and, especially, his management at the head of Bankia. Corporate Wed, 04 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Bankia launches professional training and certification plan for 5,500 employees for early phase-in of MiFID II Bankia is launching a professional training and certification plan for 5,500 of its employees with a view to early phase-in of the European Union&#39;s MiFID II Directive, scheduled to come into force in January 2018. Corporate Tue, 03 Jan 2017 00:00:00 +0100 Bankia funds 52 NGOs with €1.17 million to support job placement programmes for disabled persons In 2016 Bankia allocated a total of 1.17 million euros to job placement programmes for persons with disabilities through 52 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) throughout the country, as part of its commitment to work closely with local projects. Social Action Thu, 29 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100 In the year to November, Bankia’s support for companies’ foreign trade operations reached 9,000 million, an increase of 14% During the first eleven months of the year Bankia granted 9,000 million euros of funding to support the foreign trade activities of Spanish companies. This figure represents year-on-year growth of 14%. Business Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Bankia and EIB sign agreement to lend an aggregate of €500 million to SMEs and the self-employed The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Bankia have signed an agreement that will allow some 500 million euros in credit to be extended to SMEs and the self-employed. Through this EIB SMEs Midcaps credit line, the EIB will contribute 250 million euros that will be matched by Bankia with a further 250 million euros. Business Tue, 20 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Bankia and Montemadrid Foundation donate one million euros to 78 welfare projects This Wednesday, Bankia and the Montemadrid Foundation handed out a million euros to a total of 78 welfare organisations in the Autonomous Community of Madrid and Castile-La Mancha through their &#8220;Fourth Social Action Funding Round&#8221;. Upwards of 70,000 especially vulnerable people are set to directly benefit from the projects. Social Action Wed, 14 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Bankia Fintech by Innsomnia launches its new program to attract international companies Bankia Fintech by Innsomnia, Spain&#8217;s first Fintech incubator and accelerator, located in the Marina of Valencia, will launch its first international program on Thursday 15th of December. Focusing its efforts on the main European markets and Latin American countries, the two-month period for applications, which can be submitted via the websites <a href=""></a> and <a href=""></a>, will run from the 15th December 2016 to the 28th February 2017. Corporate Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +0100 New venue to be named “Gran Teatro Bankia Príncipe Pío” &#8220;Gran Teatro Bankia Pr&#237;ncipe P&#237;o&#8221; is to be the name of Madrid&#8217;s new arts venue, following the signing of a collaboration agreement between Bankia and the company that operates the artistic space located in the former train station in Madrid. Sponsorship Tue, 29 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Bankia Fintech by Innsomnia unveiled in Europe Bankia Fintech by Innsomnia was officially unveiled this week in Europe at the Fujitsu Forum in the German city of Munich, in front of 1,500 specialists from the sector from 80 countries. Corporate Mon, 21 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 “Banks must invest heavily in better understanding our customers” said Goirigolzarri Bankia&#8217;s chairman, Jos&#233; Ignacio Goirigolzarri, today outlined his belief that &#8220;banks must invest heavily in better understanding their customers&#8221; when tackling the challenges presented by the future of the banking sector. Corporate Thu, 17 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Bankia permanently exempts digital customers from fees Bankia is permanently exempting its digital customers from fees by launching the new &#8220;Cuenta On&#8221; current account that will never charge fees for maintenance, administration, transfers or paying in cheques. Customers that use this account will also benefit from a free debit card, with no application fees or annual charges. Business Fri, 11 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Bankia Accelerator by Conector starts working with the five start-ups in its first acceleration program Bankia Accelerator by Conector, the start-up accelerator promoted by Bankia and Conector, has launched its first acceleration program with five start-ups that were selected by Conector&#8217;s partners and mentors and Bankia&#8217;s managers after they voted at the &#8220;Start-up Day&#8221;. Corporate Wed, 09 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Goirigolzarri announces a new acceleration round for international start-ups at the inauguration of Bankia Fintech Bankia today inaugurated Spain&#8217;s first fintech incubator and accelerator -Bankia Fintech by Innsomnia- located in Base 2 of the Valencia Marina (the former headquarters of Team Germany), which has 14 participating start-ups from its first round. The bank&#8217;s chairman, Jos&#233; Ignacio Goirigolzarri, used the occasion to announce a new round to attract international companies that will take place shortly. Corporate Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +0100 Bankia to open Spain’s first fintech incubator and accelerator next Thursday, 3 November Next Thursday, 3 November, Bankia will open Spain&#8217;s first fintech incubator and accelerator. The programme, known as Bankia Fintech by Innsomnia, will incubate and accelerate fifteen startups, following a selection process that involved around 50 companies, which is nearly 40% of the sector in Spain. Corporate Sun, 30 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Bankia obtains a net attributable profit of 731 million euros in the year to September, down 14.5% On a quarterly basis, however, attributable profit moved upward, from 237 million euros in the first quarter to 245 million euros in the second and 250 million euros in the third, which represents growth of 2.2% quarter-on-quarter. Earnings Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 EU supports Bankia’s digitalisation with a €50 million loan from the EIB as part of the “Juncker Plan” The European Investment Bank (EIB) will support Bankia&#8217;s digitalisation processes with a &#8364;50 million loan, making Bankia the first bank in Spain to access the &#8364;300 million program launched by the EIB to promote the modernisation of digital platforms in Spanish banks. Corporate Fri, 14 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Goirigolzarri: “Bankia is boosting online sales by 50% year on year” Customer have changed how they deal with the bank. A few years ago they chose to start using ATMs and the Internet to carry out transactional banking; recently this tendency has shifted from just performing transactions to now include contracting products. This is growing at a vertiginous rate and now accounts for a significant share relative to in-branch sales. Corporate Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Bankia completes its nationwide rollout of its “Connect with your expert” advisory service for digital customers Bankia has just completed the nationwide rollout of its free &#8220;Connect with your expert&#8221; service, which specialises in providing personalised service and advice to digital customers. Following this latest step, Bankia now serves more than 220,000 customers via this channel. Business Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Bankia’s new “Big Data” platform recognised at the Computerworld 2016 awards Bankia&#8217;s &#8220;Big Data&#8221; project has been awarded the Computerworld 2016 award in the &#8220;Innovation in banking&#8221; category. The Computerworld Awards are one of the most prestigious in the sector and are presented every year by the international publication of the same name. The awards recognise companies or public institutions that have demonstrated an exceptional ability to disseminate and use information technology. Corporate Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Bankia donates 100,000 euros to La Caja de Canarias Foundation social welfare projects for 2016 La Caja de Canarias Foundation and Bankia announced today the launch of the &#8216;Social Action 2016&#8217; funding programme for third year running, funding social welfare projects in the Canary Islands, especially those that help people into work. Banka has donated 100,000 euros to this year&#8217;s competition on top of the Foundation&#8217;s contribution, taking total funding for this year&#8217;s competition to 150,000 euros. Social Action Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Bankia and Navarra Business Confederation promote FP Dual vocational education and internship programme through business competitiveness agreement The Navarra Business Confederation (CEN) and Bankia will promote professional training through a programme of support for job creation, as explained in the &#8220;Agreement to boost business competitiveness&#8221;. The agreement was signed in Pamplona by Bankia&#8217;s chairman, Jos&#233; Ignacio Goirigolzarri, and the CEN&#8217;s president, Jos&#233; Antonio Sarr&#237;a Terr&#243;n. Corporate Mon, 26 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200 Bankia and government of Navarra sign framework agreement to partner on developing FP Dual vocational education and internship programme Navarra president, Uxue Barkos, and Bankia&#8217;s chairman, Jos&#233; Ignacio Goirigolzarri, signed a framework agreement at the Palace of Navarra this Friday to work together on developing professional training, especially the FP Dual vocational education and internship programme, in the chartered community. Corporate Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +0200