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As part of the social action agreement between both entities

Bankia and Fundación Bancaja provide 100,000 euros to ten projects for the integration of people with functional diversity

“At Bankia we strongly believe in the important role we have as an agent of change and improvement for our society”, said the corporate director of the Bankia Region of Valencia and Castellón, Jaime Casas.

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By  Communication Bankia

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05 February 2019 - 18:30

  • The 5th ‘Convocatoria Capaces’ (Capable Call) allocates 10,000 euros per project to programmes involving professional training, job placement, job creation and social inclusion in the Valencian Community
  • The grants enable the development of initiatives proposed by four associations in the province of Valencia, four in Alicante and two in Castellón

Bankia and Bancaja Foundation have delivered the grants pertaining to the 5th ‘Capable Call’, by which a total of 100,000 euros are granted to 10 non-profit associations of the Valencian Community. The selected entities develop projects involving social inclusion and integration in the three provinces.

The projects are aimed at vocational training focused on employment, job placement, the creation of jobs, the promotion of personal autonomy, as well as psychosocial support for the family environment.

The representatives of the associations have been accompanied during the event by the chairman of the Bancaja Foundation, Rafael Alcón; the corporate director of the Bankia Region of Valencia and Castellón, Jaime Casas; and Amparo Vallés, chairperson of ACOVA (Association to Help People with Mental Illnesses of the Valencian Community), who has spoken on behalf of the entities supported by the call.

During the event, Rafael Alcón highlighted the essential role played by the associations. “We know that full integration is an ambitious goal and for which there is still a lot of work to be done, but calls such as this one, which we have been developing with Bankia for the past five years, allow us to move forward in this direction and take firm steps towards a change in the social and labour reality of this group”, he commented.

Along this line, Jaime Casas stressed that “at Bankia we strongly believe in the important role we have as an agent of change and improvement for our society”. “We are delighted to be part of this change and to work hand in hand with entities such as the Bancaja Foundation, with which we share our commitment to do everything possible to improve the quality of life of the people around us”, he added.

On behalf of the associations, the chairperson of ACOVA, Amparo Vallés, who has thanked Bancaja Foundation and Bankia for their support, congratulated “all the entities, both those that receive the support of this programme and all those that have submitted their applications, and that contribute through their work to head towards a more egalitarian society”. “They carry out a task that showcases the importance of the associative movement in the Valencian Community and that brings us all together around the common objective to fight for and to improve the life of functionally diverse people”, pointed out Vallés.

Labour integration and social inclusion projects

The allocation of the call, contributed by Bankia, derives from the agreement established in the field of social actions with the Bancaja Foundation, as well as a part of the funds contemplated in the alternative measures of Spain’s General Disability Law.

The 5th ‘Capable Call’ has supported four labour integration projects and six social inclusion projects carried out by four associations in the province of Valencia, four in Alicante and two in Castellón.

Within the different types of labour integration projects, the supported initiatives are:

  •  ‘Opening Doors’, by ACOVA (Association to Help People with Mental Illnesses of the Valencian Community).
  •  ‘Inclusive allotments. Training for employment’, by ADIS-Association of People with Functional Diversity of Alicante.
  •  ‘Concierge/ordinance training course’, by the Francisco Esteve Inter-municipal Patronage (PIFE) of Valencia.
  •  ‘Employment with support’, by the Down Syndrome Foundation of Castellón.

In the field of social inclusion, the following initiatives have been supported:

  •  ‘Artepilepsia and GAM Groups’, by ALCE-Epilepsy Association of the Valencian Community.
  •  ‘Protagonist of my life’, by the San Francisco de Borja Foundation (FSFB), in Alicante.
  •  ‘Independent life services’, by Ateneu Castelló-Fundació Dany Cerebral Ateneu Castelló.
  •  'Family accompaniment project after hospital discharge CON-VIVIR’, ADACEA-Acquired Brain Injury Association of the Province of Alicante.
  •  ‘Let's paint our memories’, by AFAE-Association of Relatives of People with Alzheimer's in Elche.
  •  ‘Ecological care programme for families with deaf children’, by Fundacion Fesord CV.

Since its implementation, this aid programme by Bankia and Bancaja Foundation has managed to provide support to 59 projects of associations within the Valencian Community: 21 in Alicante, 10 in Castellón and 28 in Valencia.

Bankia

Bankia consolidates and reinforces its commitment to society through five priority lines of social action: employment, training, housing, local and rural development and disability. The financial institution focuses its social investment on these areas and maintains its commitment to society through the involvement of its entire structure and professionals. The Corporate Social Responsibility policy is all-encompassing and approachable, as it links the social actions of the bank with its business in the areas in which the professionals themselves find socio-economic problems and vulnerable groups.

Bancaja Foundation

Bancaja Foundation develops, in addition to the ‘Convocatoria Coopera ONG’ and the ‘Convocatoria Capaces’, social action activities that bring culture closer to vulnerable groups such as art workshops for the elderly, disabled and at risk of social exclusion or exhibitions carried out by these groups within the field of social awareness.

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The bank presents its lines of social commitment

Bankia has allocated 100 million euros to social and environmental projects over the past six years

The entity focuses its social activity on six key areas for society: local development, employment, disability, housing, environment and training.
 

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By  Communication Bankia

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04 April 2019 - 11:00

  • The social programmes supported by the bank have benefited more than 4,200 associations and 2.4 million people since 2013
  • In 2018, the bank dedicated 21 million euros, 7% more than the previous year, to the initiatives developed by 815 NGOs throughout Spain
  • The bank focuses its activity within the framework of six main lines of social action: local development, employment, disability, housing, the environment and training
  • Bankia’s Deputy General Director of Communication and External Relations, Amalia Blanco, highlighted “Bankia’s attitude of active listening to society” and “Bankia’s employees’ commitment to the environment”

Bankia has allocated more than 100 million euros to social and environmental projects in the last six years, developed by a total of 4,211 associations, whose programmes have benefited 2.4 million people.

In 2018, the bank dedicated 21 million euros, 7% more than the previous year, to promoting social initiatives within its six main lines of action: local development, employment, disability, housing, the environment and training.

In its commitment to society and especially to the most vulnerable groups, last year Bankia supported the projects of 815 associations and social organisations throughout Spain that benefited more than 600,000 people, 6,325 through employment programmes.

The Deputy General Director of Communication and External Relations of Bankia, Amalia Blanco, underlined “the financial institution’s attitude of actively listening to society”. “We listen, understand and act in a responsible manner to make progress in improving our environment, creating social value through Corporate Social Responsibility”, she highlighted in order to emphasise “the commitment of Bankia’s professionals”.

Among the main novelties for 2018 are the expansion of collaboration with the three original BMN foundations after the merger; the creation of a specific line of environmental support; the increase in support for local development actions; the increase in the cost of maintaining and adapting social housing, as well as the successful completion of the first Dualiza call for proposals launched by the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training.

Local development

Within its lines of social action, Bankia has given great importance, due to its origins, to local development as it is an entity that is “close to the ground”. The Director of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at Bankia, David Menéndez, remarked on “Bankia’s great commitment to society and to projects closely relation to society. We want to reach the most vulnerable groups and that is why our projects are layered”.

On the one hand, Bankia collaborates with foundations that originate in these regions. After the merger with BMN last year, the bank extended the number of foundations it personally manages to 11, to which it allocated 4.28 million euros. Bankia thus incorporated CajaGranada Fundación, Fundación Cajamurcia and Fundación Sa Nostra into the foundations with which it already collaborates: Fundación Montemadrid, Fundación Bancaja, Fundación Caja Castellón, Fundación Ávila, Fundación Caja Segovia, Fundación Caja Rioja, Fundación La Caja de Canarias and Fundación Iluro.

In 2018, through the social calls launched jointly, Bankia supported 377 social projects that benefited more than 230,000 people in regions of “great relevance” to the bank, such as the Comunidad de Madrid, Comunidad Valenciana, Castilla y León, Castilla-La Mancha, Islas Canarias, La Rioja, Cataluña, Andalucía, Murcia and Islas Baleares.

On the other hand, and within the framework of the Bank's professionals' commitment to social entities, Bankia is promoting the internal 'Red Solidaria' programme, to which it allocated 1.9 million euros last year. Through this initiative, and based on achieving the commercial objectives of the branch network, the bank provides employees the possibility to choose the specific projects to which they provide financial support.

“Red Solidaria is one of our flagships. Through this programme, the pride of belonging to the entity becomes more evident, as the professionals support those groups that they themselves have selected”, said Menéndez.

Employment

Bankia has a social action line aimed at fostering employment for people over 45 years of age, women victims of gender violence and unemployed bank customers with special needs.

During 2018, the bank promoted 69 projects in this area, directly benefiting 6,325 people. Through collaboration with entities such as the Red Cross and Cáritas, Bankia is working on the requalification of people in vulnerable situations and over the age of 45 and has allowed the hiring of job placement companies that employ people with special needs.

Moreover, in support of the employment of young people with musical talent, last year the bank launched the Bankia Symphonic Orchestra, created in 2015, which includes among its fundamental objectives the continuous training and job placement of those instrumentalists who have completed their official training period.

Disability

Supporting people with disabilities and working towards their incorporation into the job world is another of the fundamental pillars of Bankia’s social action.

During 2018, a total of 39 NGOs spread across Spain received the bank’s support in the amount of 1.4 million euros, which improved the job prospects of more than 20,800 people with sensory, physical or intellectual disabilities.

Housing

Bankia’s fifth line of action is social housing. The entity voluntarily adhered to the Code of Good Practices in March 2012 and among the programmes launched last year, the most notable are those of seeking social rental properties for families in financial difficulties, programmes which support and help in job searches.

Bankia has 3,194 residential properties for social rent through the Social Housing Fund and the agreements signed with the Comunidad de Madrid, Castilla-La Mancha, Islas Canarias, Comunidad Valenciana and La Rioja.

Environment

Bankia is also committed to sustainability in its business model and is working towards growth with full respect for the environment, incorporating environmental management into the decision-making process of the institution.

The bank launched the 2017-2020 Eco-efficiency and Climate Change Plan and, in 2018, allocated 6.3 million euros for environmental investment and has supported, with half a million euros, the development of environmental projects in collaboration with WWF and through agreements with the original foundations.

Training with Dualiza Bankia

Likewise, the bank is committed to the dual vocational training education model to deal with improving youth unemployment figures. Over the last three years, this support for Dual Training has resulted in different initiatives, projects and agreements with different regional administrations.

In 2018, the Bankia Foundation for Dual Training, through its Dualiza Bankia brand, has developed projects that have benefited more than 4,000 students by adapting their profiles to the requirements of companies.

“At Dualiza Bankia we are convinced that education is the best instrument for greater social cohesion. We are committed to vocational training and its dual modality, as it allows student profiles to adapt to the needs of companies, making them more competitive and, ultimately, our economy. In 2018 alone, we worked with 241 companies and 106 educational centres”, said Dualiza Bankia Project Manager, Juan Carlos Lauder.

Through the Dualiza Call for Aid, promoted together with FPempresa, 36 projects have been developed in the first edition and 44 in the second, which are currently being implemented in 15 autonomous regions.

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Learn to manage expenses with a family budget

Bankia launches Bankademia, an educational multiplatform that seeks to promote financial education through training and consultation

The initiative, aimed at all audiences, will address issues related to finance, housing, savings and investment, aid and subsidies, taxes, among other financial matters.
 

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By  Communication Bankia

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31 January 2019 - 11:00

  • Under the concept ‘to take away’, Bankademia is designed so that the training is consumed at any time and in a short space of time
  • The tool has benefitted from the participation of experts and influencers who are responsible for easily explaining the most important aspects of finance
  • The tool is available at https://www.bankia.es/en/Bankademia and with its own social networks on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Ivoox and YouTube

Bankia launches Bankademia, an educational multiplatform that seeks to promote financial education through training courses and consultation. Under the concept ‘to take away’, the tool is designed to be consumed in no more than three minutes and in any place.

The initiative is aimed at all audiences that have contact with financial and economic realities; since it has useful content that focuses on answering questions about savings, loans, investments, rentals and budgets. In addition, some of the courses have been proposed for population segments related to vulnerable groups, the agricultural world or young people.

Bankademia is based around ten courses with themes covering finance, housing, savings and investment, aid and subsidies, taxes, employment, family economy, SMEs and the agricultural sector.

Each course, launched on a monthly basis, will consist of six teaching units and will present the information in different formats (two-minute video, podcast and through tools related to the subject of the course and additional information) facilitating consultation and consumption.

Bankademia, adhered to the Funcas programme for Financial Education Stimulus, will have the collaboration of experts and influencers who will be responsible for making the most important aspects of finances easy through Masterclasses to be held once a month. The first speaker will be Risto Mejide, who will talk about the importance of investing in oneself.

The tool is available at https://www.bankia.es/en/Bankademia and with its own social networks on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.

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From left to right: Chairman of Fundación Sa Nostra, Jaime Canudas; and Bankia’s Chairman, José Ignacio Goirigolzarri.

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As a first step within the joint collaboration

Bankia and Fundación Sa Nostra dedicate 100,000 euros to the victims of Sant Llorenç as part of a global agreement

This initiative is the first concrete action agreed between Bankia and the Fundación Sa Nostra, given the seriousness of the situation in Sant Llorenç after the torrential rains.

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13 October 2018 - 15:00

  • The financial institution makes itself available to the Balearic authorities and sets up an account number, in collaboration with the Local Government of Sant Llorenç, to raise funds for those affected by the floods
  • Bankia signs a global collaboration agreement with the foundation and supports social programs in the Balearic Islands with 500,000 euros
  • The agreement was signed by Bankia’s Chairman, José Ignacio Goirigolzarri, and the Chairman of Fundación Sa Nostra, Jaime Canudas
  • It also encompasses other social and environmental initiatives of impact in the Balearic Islands to be launched in the coming weeks

Bankia and Fundación Sa Nostra have signed a collaboration agreement that will, as its first step, allocate 100,000 euros to those affected by the Sant Llorenç floods.

This initiative is the first concrete action agreed between Bankia and the Fundación Sa Nostra, given the seriousness of the situation in Sant Llorenç after the torrential rains last Tuesday, and is part of a global joint collaboration agreement through which Bankia is dedicating 500,000 euros to social and environmental projects that it will develop together with Fundación Sa Nostra in the Balearic Islands.

The agreement was signed this week by Bankia's Chairman, José Ignacio Goirigolzarri, and the Chairman of Fundación Sa Nostra, Jaime Canudas, at Bankia’s Territorial Headquarters in the Balearic Islands.

Bankia has made itself available to the Balearic authorities after the floods and has set up an account number (ES41 2038 6579 8360 0067 5091), in collaboration with the Local Government of Sant Llorenç, to raise funds for those affected by the floods.

Goirigolzarri stated that “the signing of this agreement demonstrates Bankia's commitment to the Balearic Islands, the Fundación Sa Nostra and the principal needs of the Islands.”

Bankia’s Chairman pledged “all of his support to those affected by the torrential rains.” “We are moved by the event, which affects a region to which we are bound by a strong commitment. We regret what happened and we send our condolences, solidarity and help to the families of the deceased and those affected,” he declared.

Canudas, meanwhile, pointed out that “this agreement highlights Bankia’s strong social commitment to the territory and that both entities are together embarking on a period of collaboration to work in favour of the social development and welfare of Balearic society."

Bankia thus demonstrates its commitment to the Balearic Islands and will be organising a large part of its social and environmental action in the Islands through Fundación Sa Nostra, which has experience and knowledge of the islands.

In addition, the agreement encompasses the joint implementation of social and environmental initiatives of impact in the Balearic Islands, which are expected to be launched in the coming weeks.

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The offer also includes 1,100 additional unique properties

Bankia and Haya Real Estate launch a campaign in which they offer 1,500 homes with discounts of up to 40%

The commercial offer, which includes the Comunidad Valenciana, Cataluña, Murcia and Andalucía, will maintain these prices until next March 29.
 

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By  Bankia Comunicación

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14 February 2019 - 12:00

  • The houses, all second-hand, are located in province capitals, commuter towns and small towns, offering both urban and coastal housing.
  • The discounts applied in this commercial initiative will be maintained until March 29
  • Of the chosen homes, more than 470 are located in the Comunidad Valenciana, 350 in Cataluña and 280 in Murcia
  • Regarding the unique properties, which include commercial premises, offices, industrial warehouses and plots) 460 units are offered in the Comunidad Valenciana, 140 in Cataluña and 90 in Andalucía

Bankia and Haya Real Estate have released more than 1,500 homes and 1,100 unique properties into the market (commercial premises, offices, industrial warehouses and plots) with discounts of up to 40%.

The 2,800 properties selected for this campaign are located mainly in province capitals, commuter towns and small towns. By type, this campaign offers both urban and coastal homes, all of them second-hand.

The commercial offer, known as "Precios Calentitos”, will keep the current discounts until March 29.

Most of the homes are located in the Comunidad Valenciana, with more than 470 properties offered. More than 350 homes have been selected in Cataluña, while Murcia has 280.

As for the unique properties, 470 commercial premises and offices, 100 industrial warehouses and more than 530 plots at different levels of development are included. Of these, 460 are located in the Comunidad Valenciana, 140 in Cataluña and 90 in Andalusia.

Offers in the Comunidad Valenciana

Of the housing offered in the Comunidad Valenciana, 220 homes are located in the province of Valencia, 140 in Alicante and 115 in Castellón.

Among the homes offered in the province of Valencia there is a 3-bedroom flat in Polinyà del Xúquer, whose price has gone from 75,714 to 64,357 euros, and a 3-bedroom flat in Tous, with three bedrooms, which is now offered at 58,034 euros, down from 68,275 euros.

In Alicante, there is a flat in Dolores, with parking space and storage included in the price, which is being offered at 55,054 euros down from its previous price of 80,688. In Almoradí, there is a three bedroom apartment that was being offered for 76,649 euros before and is now down to 54,999 euros.

In the province of Castellón, there is a two-bedroom apartment in Onda, whose current price is 60,368 euros down from 67,075. On Nules Beach, there is a three-bedroom apartment going for 63,853 euros down from 92,818 euros.

Regarding the unique properties, the province of Valencia has 230 units, 140 in Castellón and 90 in Alicante. Among the assets of the campaign, there is a commercial store in the city of Valencia for 155,389 euros down from its price of 228,514 before the campaign. In the town of Gandia (Valencia) there is an industrial warehouse that used to cost 396,829 euros and will be sold for 258,976 euros before March 29. In addition, in the province of Castellón, located in La Llosa, there is another commercial store going for 29,750 euros, down from 43,419 euros.

Properties in Cataluña

The properties offered in Cataluña are mainly located in the provinces of Tarragona, with 140 homes and 30 unique properties, and Barcelona, with 80 homes and 80 unique properties. These are followed by Lérida, with 70 homes and 10 unique properties, and Gerona, with 60 homes and 25 unique properties.

In Tarragona, there is a three-bedroom apartment located in the capital of the province, sold for 50,763 euros within the campaign down from 72,008 euros. In the town of Sant Jaume d'Enveja there is a three-bedroom apartment discounted to 43,700 euros compared to its previous price of 65,415.

Among the unique properties offered in Tarragona there is an urban plot in La Bisbal del Penedès, which used to cost 17,313 euros, and is now reduced to 13,973. In Amposta there is a commercial store for 109,242 euros down from 126,034 euros before the campaign.

In Barcelona, there is a three-bedroom apartment located in Vilafranca del Penedès, which used to cost 99,680 euros and is now being offered for 71,689 euros.

In Calella there is a commercial store that used to have a 275,015 euros price tag and will now be sold for 198,698 euros until March 29. Lastly, in Mataró, there is another commercial store lowered to 104,040 euros from 168,651.

Offer in Murcia

The offer in Murcia includes 280 homes and 68 unique properties. In the municipality of Molina de Segura there is a two-bedroom apartment, garage included, whose price in the campaign is 60,632 euros, down from its previous price of 93,743 euros. In the municipality of Archena there is another two-bedroom apartment that used to cost 67,711 euros and is now being sold for 61,877 euros.

Regarding the unique properties, we must mention a retail store in the city of Murcia whose price has been lowered to 106,546 euros until March 29 from its previous price of 139,276 euros. Lastly, in Puerto Lumbreras there is a plot that used to cost 61,671 euros before the campaign and has now been lowered to 47,178 euros.

Discounts in Andalucía

The offer in Andalusia is mainly located in the province of Granada, with 40 homes and 25 unique properties, followed by Almería, with 35 homes and 15 unique properties.

In Granada, in the town of Las Gabias, there is a two-bedroom apartment with a campaign price of 47,195 euros down from 77,152 euros. And in Cájar there is a two-bedroom apartment that used to cost 97,827 euros, and has been lowered to 62,964 euros. In Alhama de Granada there is a plot being offered for 37,910 euros down from 44,600 euros before the campaign.

In the province of Almeria, there is a three-bedroom apartment in Pechina being sold for 57,316 euros down from its previous price of 74,923 euros. And in Vélez - Blanco there is a two bedroom apartment, with a storage space, with a campaign price of 55,231 euros down from 72,198 euros. Lastly, there is an industrial warehouse in Viator that will cost 77,387 euros until March 29 down from 98,606 euros before the campaign.

The www.haya.es website contains information about the basic characteristics of all the homes and unique properties of the campaign: photos, location, square meters, price, etc.

The interested party may request additional information or arrange a visit to the property at any of the offices of the branch network of the entity, from the website itself, by telephone 901 11 77 88, or at the offices of Haya Real Estate.

For buyers that need financing, Bankia offers them mortgage loans with very competitive conditions, since they do not apply any commission fees to customers with a payroll account. In addition, this does not require contracting any additional products linked to the loan.

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