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‘Operación kilo' for the Spanish Federation of Food Banks

Bankia hands out 36,000 euros to the Food Banks in its solidarity initiative 'Contigo dos pueden ser cuatro' (Two can be four with you)

The campaign has contributed more than 2,000 employees of the entity, with whose contributions have been purchased and donated 6,000 products.

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By  Communication Bankia

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04 January 2019 - 14:00

  • The financial institution doubles the 18,000 euros donated by the employees themselves thanks to this charity campaign
  • More than 2,000 Bankia professionals have donated 6,000 products that were selected through the website

Bankia has given more than 36,000 euros to the Spanish Federation of Food Banks (FESBAL) from the 'Contigo dos pueden ser cuatro' campaign carried out among its employees and the bank itself to support the 'Operación kilo' during Christmas.

In the fifth edition of 'Contigo 2x4' the Bankia employees have donated, a total of 18,046 euros that the financial institution has doubled in order to give 36,092 euros to the Spanish Federation of Food Banks.

The initiative consists in making a donation website available for Bankia employees, where they select the amount and the products they wish to donate and the entity commits to doubling every donation.

A total of 6,000 products have been delivered, including 1,750 litres of milk, 1,140 kilos of legumes, 936 kits for children, 892 litres of oil, 691 units of generic foodstuff and 590 hygiene kits.

The Spanish Federation of Food Banks includes 55 Food Banks, at least one for each province. These banks contribute to providing food for 1.5 million people in need through direct food distribution among 8,100 associations and foundations.

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From left to right: María Jesús Bustamante, Director of Administration and Finance of Cáritas Diocesana in Madrid, and Bankia’s director of Corporate Social Responsibility, David Menéndez.

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Service Plan for Vulnerable Families.

Bankia and Cáritas Madrid sign the third agreement to help vulnerable families pay their rent

This annual collaboration between Bankia and Cáritas Madrid, which began in 2016, has helped 104 families that lack the income necessary to take on the rental of a home.

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By  Communication Bankia

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22 April 2019 - 12:45

  • The bank provides 40,000 euros to the diocesan association, in addition to the 100,000 euros granted since 2016
  • The agreement will make it possible to help 31 families, 39% of which are single-parent families and 37% depend on income from the Guaranteed Minimum Income program, non-contributory pensions or subsidies.

For the third consecutive year, Bankia and Cáritas Madrid have signed an agreement to collaborate on the Service Plan for Families in vulnerable or at risk of exclusion through rent subsidies.

Bankia’ Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, David Menéndez, and María Jesús Bustamante, Director of Administration and Finance of Cáritas Diocesana de Madrid participated in the agreement signed in the headquarters of Cáritas Diocesana in Madrid.

Bankia contributes 40,000 euros to Cáritas Madrid, in addition to the 100,000 euros already granted in the agreements since 2016. Bankia's assistance will be entirely allocated to rent subsidies for families who are experiencing financial difficulties and who are being helped by Cáritas Diocesana.

The signing of this agreement will allow Cáritas Diocesana de Madrid to help 31 families this year, of which 39% are single-parent families, the vast majority being single women with non-shared family responsibilities. In addition, 37% of these families depend on Guaranteed Minimum Income, non-contributory pensions or subsidies.

This annual collaboration between Bankia and Cáritas Madrid has helped 104 families who lack income or cannot afford the rental prices of the private housing market.

The aid ranges from 50 to 350 euros per month and aims to alleviate very precarious family economies in situations of maximum vulnerability, given that most beneficiaries are allocating more than 55% of their income to housing.

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Prices will remain until 15 July

Bankia and Haya Real Estate launch a campaign with more than 1,200 homes and 950 unique properties with discounts of up to 40%

The entity offers mortgage loans under very competitive conditions, since they do not apply commissions to those who have their income domiciled, to those people who acquire any of these homes or singular properties.

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By  Bankia Comunicación

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21 May 2019 - 13:45

  • The houses, all second-hand, are located in province capitals, commuter towns and small towns, offering both urban and coastal housing.
  • Of the chosen homes, more than 270 are located in the Comunidad Valenciana, 240 in Murcia, 230 in Cataluña and 210 in Andalucía.
  • Regarding the unique properties (commercial premises, industrial warehouses and parking spaces or plots) 345 units are offered in the Comunidad Valenciana, 130 in Cataluña, 100 in Andalucía and 80 in Murcia

Bankia and Haya Real Estate have sold more than 2,400 properties with discounts of up to 40%, including more than 1,200 properties and 950 unique properties across Spain.

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 "Huracán de descuentos” (Discount Hurricane), will keep the current discounts until July 15.

Most of the homes selected for this commercial initiative are located in the Comunidad Valenciana, with 270 properties offered. In Murcia, 240 homes have been selected, while Cataluña has 230 and Andalucía has 210.

The campaign also includes 950 unique properties. These include 450 commercial premises and offices, 80 industrial warehouses, 270 parking spaces and storage rooms and more than 390 plots in different development states, all of them with discounts of up to 40%.

Of these unique properties, 345 are located in the Comunidad Valenciana, 130 in Cataluña, 100 in Andalucía and 80 in Murcia.

Offers in the Comunidad Valenciana

Of the housing offered in the Comunidad Valenciana, 110 homes are located in the province of Valencia, 90 in Alicante and 70 in Castellón.

Among the homes offered in the province of Valencia, there is a 2-bedroom apartment in Serra with a parking space included in the price, whose price has decreased from 62,197 to 43,351 euros, and a 3-bedroom flat in Xeresa with a garage included in the price, which is now going for 68,325 euros, from its previous price of 98,026 euros.

In Alicante there is a three-bedroom apartment in Almoradí, at a price of 67,910 down from 92,449. And in Rojales there is a one-bedroom apartment that was on sale for 42,893 euros and is now down to 27,683 euros.

In the province of Castellón, there is an apartment on Nules Beach with two bedrooms at a current price of 46,809 euros down from 67,158 euros. In Sant Jordi we have a five-bedroom detached house with a parking space on sale for 143,055 euros, down from 182,700 euros.

Regarding the unique properties, the province of Valencia has 170 units, 110 in Castellón and 65 in Alicante.

Among the assets of the campaign, there is a commercial store in the city of Valencia for 121,648 euros down from its price of 174,531 before the campaign. In the town of Rafelbuñol (Valencia) there is an industrial warehouse that used to cost 274,807 euros and will be sold for 210,000 euros before July 15. Additionally, there is another commercial property in Castellón, lowered to 223,547 euros, from its original price of 333,798 euros.

Offer in Murcia

The offer in Murcia includes 240 homes and 80 unique properties. In Cartagena there is a two-bedroom apartment with a parking space included in the price and located in a residential complex with common areas and a swimming pool, with a campaign price of 70,975 euros, down from 109,623 euros.

And in Archena there is a four-bedroom apartment with parking space and storage room included, which used to cost 93,048 euros before the campaign and is now on sale for 60,662 euros.

The most noteworthy properties are a plot of land in the town of Alhama de Murcia, down to 240,131 euros until 15 July from 360,800 euros. Lastly, there is a commercial property in Murcia that used to cost 542,984 euros before the campaign, and is now down to 326,329 euros.

Properties in Cataluña

The properties offered in Cataluña are mainly located in the provinces of Tarragona, with 110 homes and 30 unique properties, and Barcelona, with 40 homes and 70 unique properties. Girona has 40 homes and 20 unique properties, and there are 40 flats and a dozen unique properties in Lleida.

In Tarragona, there is a three-bedroom apartment located in Móra d 'Ebre, with a campaign price of 39,862 euros down from 60,200 euros. In Amposta, we have a two-bedroom apartment going for 41,800 euros, compared to its original price of 52,440.

Among the unique properties offered in Tarragona, there is a commercial property in the town of Amposta, which used to cost 55,509 euros before the campaign and is now down to 43,242 euros. In Tarragona there is one more commercial property with a discounted price of 36,685 euros down from 52,325 euros before the campaign.

In Barcelona there is a three-bedroom apartment in the town of Navàs, which used to cost 89,625 euros and is now on sale for 64,887 euros. In Sant Pere de Ribes, there is a commercial property that used to cost 48,492 euros which will be on sale for 37,776 euros until 15 July. Lastly, in the town of Sant Esteve Sesrovires, there is a plot of land, going for 122,736 euros, down from 165,000 euros.

Discounts in Andalucía

The offer in Andalucía is mainly located in the province of Granada, with 80 homes and 35 unique properties, followed by Almería, with 50 homes and 15 unique properties.

In Granada, in the town of Las Gabias, there is a three-bedroom apartment with a campaign price of 65,527 euros down from 103,240 euros. And in the city of Granada there is a three-bedroom apartment that used to cost 82,183 euros, and has been lowered to 54,428 euros. There is also a commercial property in Granada going for 88,050 euros, down from 140,364 euros.

In the province of Almería, there is a one-bedroom apartment in Roquetas de Mar, with a parking space included in the price, with a price of 77,178 euros, down from 104,552 euros. And in El Ejido there is a one-bedroom attic with a campaign price of 30,000 euros, down from 49,828 euros. Lastly, there is an industrial unit in Viator that will cost 71,188 euros until July 15 down from 108,716 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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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.
 

Communication Bankia

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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Bankia enters the Euronext Vigeo Eurozone 120 index of most sustainable companies

Bankia directs its management model and its business strategy towards, and in this context, the group has a Responsible Management Plan 2019-2020.

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By  Communication Bankia

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31 May 2019 - 09:45

  • The index distinguishes European companies that have shown great progress on environmental, social and good governance issues
  • This recognition confirms Bankia’s strong commitment to sustainability

Bankia has joined the Euronext Vigeo Index Eurozone 120, an index that recognises the bank's commitment to developing the best sustainable environmental, social and corporate governance practices.

To be part of this index, which is reviewed every six months, the rating agency Vigeo Eiris evaluates up to 330 indicators according to the Equitics methodology. The 120 Eurozone companies included in the index have reached the highest valuations in the last revision.

The scores are based on criteria that include analysis of six dimensions: human rights, the environment and climate change, employment policies, relations with stakeholders, corporate governance, and contribution to economic and social development.

In 2012, the New York Stock Exchange and Vigeo launched these sustainability indexes on the market, whose companies are chosen after a thorough analysis of their social, environmental and good governance risks.

Bankia directs its management model and its business strategy towards sustainability and generating value for the environment. In this context, the group has a Responsible Management Plan 2019-2020 to respond to the sector challenges in the coming years.

This plan has three fundamental challenges: preventing risks in the social, environmental and good governance areas; supporting management with greater control over the processes, fostering continuous improvement and responding to the expectations of stakeholders; and driving leadership, so that Bankia is at the forefront of its sector in so far as sustainability.

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