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From left to right: provincial vicepresident Asoprovac CLM, Juan Carlos García; Bankia area sales manager Castilla-La Mancha and Extremadura, Nuria Asensio; Nuria Molina, manager Asoprovac CLM, area manager Toledo and Guadalajara, José Luis Campo

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Bankia signs an agreement with Asoprovac Castilla-La Mancha to help channel PAC aid to the region

The agreement includes preferential conditions for Bankia customers, giving assistance processing Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) grants in collaboration with Asoprovac Castilla-La Mancha.

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By  Bankia Comunicación

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29 June 2018 - 13:15

  • The agreement, signed by Bankia and the Asociación Española de Productores de Vacuno de Carne (Spanish Association of Beef Producers), makes human and technical resources available for farming activities

Bankia has signed a collaboration agreement with the Spanish Association of Beef Producers of Castilla-La Mancha, whereby the bank will channel aid granted under the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) Asoprovac CLM will collaborate with the bank to help customers to comply with and complete formalities for requesting the aid.

The agreement was signed at Bankia's area headquarters in Castilla-La Mancha at an event attended by Bankia's area sales manager in Castilla-La Mancha and Extremadura, Nuria Asensio; Toledo and Guadalajara area manager José Luis Campo; and the vice president of Asoprovac CLM, Juan Carlos García de Blas.

The one-year agreement offers preferential financial conditions to members of the farming organisation in Castilla-La Mancha regarding circulating capital and investments, loans, advances on CAP loans and finance for farm insurance when the aid is paid directly into Bankia accounts.

In addition, livestock farmers in Castilla-La Mancha are exempted from paying the main bank fees on all their accounts for the first six months of their relationship with the bank. From then on, they will continue to be exempt only if they set up direct debits for their social security payments, quarterly tax payments or CAP grants.

There will be no standing charges on accounts, or fees for paying in cheques or making national or EU transfers.

Bankia’s area sales manager in Castilla-La Mancha and Extremadura, Nuria Asensio, said that “the agreement is proof of Bankia’s commitment to the region and to livestock farming, which is an important sector to Castilla-La Mancha and to us”.

Vice President of Asoprovac CLM Juan Carlos García de Blas added that “the beef sector is making great efforts to stimulate the business, widening horizons by searching for new markets, and that the agreements signed with Bankia will provide great support”.

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Bankia launches ‘Cyber Risk Insurance’ for SMEs and self-employed workers

This product is designed to protect against cyber risks, thereby avoiding the threat of cyber attacks.

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By  Communication Bankia

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06 June 2019 - 13:30

  • This insurance allows customers who take it out to be protected from data theft, computer system restoration costs, business interruption or reputational damage and possible penalties.
  • This insurance covers civil liability for breach of privacy, multimedia and advertising civil liability, as well as defence expenses, sureties and conflicts of interest.

Bankia has started to market, together with Mapfre, an insurance product to protect SMEs and self-employed workers against cyber risks, thereby avoiding the threat of cyber attacks and their consequences.

The ‘Cyber Risk Insurance’ is a complete solution to cyber risks, covering both the damage suffered by the company and the economic damage that may be caused to third parties and the employees themselves.

The coverage of this product includes an advisory service to offer customers personalised coverage tailored to their needs.

This insurance allows SMEs and self-employed workers who take it out to be protected against the possible theft of data, restoration costs of computer systems affected by malware, business interruption and damage to their reputation or possible fines.

The policy also covers the restoration of damaged software and the re-creation of data, the restitution of the access control system, or the decontamination, cleaning and restoration of data that may have been affected.

In addition, the ‘Cyber Risk Insurance’ covers civil liability for privacy violations, multimedia and advertising civil liability, as well as defence expenses, sureties and conflicts of interest.

For Bankia's Pymes Manager, Alfonso Aparicio, this insurance “allows us to respond to a significant demand from our customers, in a context in which the productive sectors are facing the digital transformation of their businesses”.

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Bankia and Avilagro sign an agreement to boost the development of the agri-food industry in Ávila

This agreement is part of the usual line of cooperation between Bankia and institutions with extensive economic and social notoriety in their area of influence.

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By  Communication Bankia

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06 June 2019 - 11:30

  • The bank has become the exclusive financial sponsor of the association and will collaborate on various events, such as sector conferences or presentations.
  • The agreement was signed by the chairwoman of Avilagro, Isabel López Resina; and Bankia’s Ávila Sur and Ávila Centro-Norte regional managers, Jesús Paz and Óscar Pérez Blázquez, respectively.

Bankia has signed a collaboration agreement with the Ávila Agri-food Industry Association (Ávilagro), with the aim of boosting the development of the economic fabric of Ávila province and increasing the competitiveness of its agri-food industry.

By virtue of this agreement, Bankia becomes the sole financial sponsor, thereby extending its range of products designed for the agri-food sector to all Avilagro associates.

Bankia will also collaborate on various events promoted by the association, such as expert round tables, sector conferences, presentations and studies. Avilagro’s main lines of action for 2019 include a specific study of the agri-food sector in Ávila, developing the export capabilities of companies in Ávila and studying their logistical needs.

The agreement was signed at the Bankia head offices in Ávila, by the chairwoman of Avilagro, Isabel López Resina; and Bankia’s Ávila Sur and Ávila Centro-Norte regional managers, Jesús Paz Simón and Óscar Pérez Blázquez, respectively. The event was also attended by the association’s general secretary, José Carlos Álvarez; and Bankia’s Agro Manager in the Regional Directorate of Castilla y León, Jesús López Jiménez.

The regional manager of Ávila Centro-Norte area underlined “the importance the province’s agri-food sector has for the entity and Bankia’s commitment to the development of its business fabric, its expansion and growth”.

For his part, the regional manager of Ávila Sur area explained that “the financial institution has a wide range of specific products for these companies, which play a fundamental role in the economic development of the province”.

The chairwoman of Avilagro highlighted “the impetus of signing this agreement with Bankia for Ávila’s agri-food industry. It is vital to find partners who trust in a project of entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, born with the vocation of generating wealth and jobs in the fabric of our agricultural industry”.

This agreement is part of the usual line of cooperation between Bankia and institutions with extensive economic and social notoriety in their area of influence. Currently, Avilagro has 34 member SMEs with an annual turnover of around 80 million euros, which employ around 500 people.

In the province of Ávila, Bankia has more than 7,000 customers related to the agricultural sector, many of whom are suppliers to these companies.

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Goirigolzarri: "We have helped Spanish SMEs finance 9,600 projects worth 1,200 million euros by April"

In the 'VI Congress of the Family Business of Castilla y León', the president of Bankia, has defended "that companies and entrepreneurs are generators of employment and wealth".

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By  Bankia Comunicación

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13 June 2019 - 15:30

  • The chairman of Bankia said that, in Castilla y León, the bank has financed 351 projects out of 40 million in the first four months of the year and that almost 10,000 companies and close to 350,000 individuals are customers of the bank
  • Goirigolzarri, who has inaugurated the 'VI Congress of Family Businesses in Castilla y León' at the Valbuena Monastery in San Bernardo (Valladolid), argued that "companies and entrepreneurs generate employment and wealth"

Bankia's chairman, José Ignacio Goirigolzarri, announced that Bankia has helped small and medium-sized Spanish companies to finance 9,600 projects worth 1,200 million euros in the first four months of the year.

Goirigolzarri gave the inaugural speech at the 'VI Congress of Family Businesses in Castilla y León', which takes place today and tomorrow at the Valbuena Monastery. He explained that Bankia financed a total of 351 projects in Castilla y León for an amount of 40 million euros by April, in the presence of the chairman of the Family Business Association of Castilla y León, César Pontvianne; Bankia's North Business corporate director, Belén Martín, and more than 200 entrepreneurs in the region.

"There are already nearly 10,000 companies that trust us, almost 7,000 SMEs, and we have around 350,000 private customers. I would like to reaffirm our support to all citizens and institutions of Castilla y León and, in particular, to the business sector", he added.

Bankia has 123 branches and 612 professionals in the nine provinces of the region and, "our objective is to increase our market share in the business fabric of Castilla y León," said Goirigolzarri.

The chairman of Bankia highlighted the "work" of the Family Business Association "for the promotion and defence" of this type of company. Spain has around 1.1 million family-owned companies, which represent 89% of the total number of companies in Spain, and which are responsible for generating 67% of employment and 57% of the GDP of the national private sector.

"I would like to encourage you to continue fostering a business culture, a task I find essential; because sometimes I get the impression that employers are not valued as they deserve. Undoubtedly, companies and entrepreneurs are great generators of employment and wealth in our country", he said.

Goirigolzarri has emphasised that "Bankia is not only supporting the business fabric of the region by helping to finance projects; Castilla y León is also one of the regions where we are making the most effort in terms of training through the Bankia Foundation for dual vocational training".

Bankia is carrying out multiple initiatives in the promotion of specialised vocational training at the hands of some entities and business associations such as the Chamber of Commerce of Valladolid, the business associations of Burgos, Soria, Ávila and Segovia, and the Confederation of Business Organisations of Castilla y León.

Bankia, "example of transformation"

In his presentation, the chairman of Bankia also analysed the global economic scenario and its evolution since the economic crisis, as well as the process of restructuring and the situation of the Spanish financial system. "Bankia is the clearest example of the transformation of the industry in Spain," he acknowledged.

In this regard, Goirigolzarri explained that when he joined the bank seven years ago, he had "two very clear priorities", namely, "changing corporate governance" and "creating a capitalisation and consolidation plan".

"These were very tough years, but they were necessary to ensure the sustainability of our project and we achieved all the objectives of the restructuring plan," he assured, noting that, in December 2017, all restrictions imposed by the restructuring plan were released, which allowed the merger with BMN in 2018 and consolidated Bankia "as the fourth largest bank in Spain".

"We often say that the history of Bankia has gone from being a history of restructuring to being a history of growth", he added, noting that "the objective" now is "to become the bank preferred by society".

Challenges of the financial industry

The chairman of Bankia has admitted, however, that the financial industry faces "three big challenges": image and reputation, a strategic challenge derived from the change in our customers' habits caused by the technological revolution and profitability. He explained that the current interest rates, together with the deleveraging of companies and families and the increasing regulatory constraints, mean that profitability is below the cost of capital and "is not sustainable over time".

Goirigolzarri pointed out that Bankia aspires to be the "most profitable, efficient and solvent bank in Spain", as it was in 2015 and 2016. "For this purpose we have a management model that is based on strong corporate governance, with customers who are the only reason for the existence of Bankia and a team that is the reason for the great change experienced and who considers itself the owner of the project" .

"I believe very much in intangible values in the business world, which are not included in financial statements, but are essential nonetheless. These intangible values are the engine of a company", he claimed, and added that there will be plenty of "commitment, work, enthusiasm and will for Bankia to be the bank preferred by society".

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Carlos Aguilera, Bankia’s business corporate director and commercial director in the Valencian Community and Murcia; the chairman of the CEV, Salvador Navarro; and Bankia’s corporate commercial director of the Valencian Community and Murcia, F. Mayor

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Bankia and the CEV will hold a business meeting as part of their collaboration agreement

Bankia has always been committed to the economic and social development of the business fabric of the Valencian Community.

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By  Communication Bankia

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06 June 2019 - 14:00

  • The financial institution and the business organisation have renewed the agreement they signed for the first time in 2013 with the aim of collaborating to benefit the business fabric of the Valencian Community
  • The agreement was signed by the chairman of the Business Confederation of the Valencian Community (CEV), Salvador Navarro; Bankia’s business corporate director and commercial director in the Valencian Community and Murcia, Carlos Aguilera and Fidel Mayor

Bankia and the Business Confederation of the Valencian Community (CEV) will hold a business meeting within the collaboration framework that the financial institution and the business organisation signed for the first time in 2013 with the aim of working for the benefit of the business fabric of the Valencian Community.

The signing ceremony, which took place at the CEV headquarters, was attended by the chairman of the Business Confederation of the Valencian Community (CEV), Salvador Navarro; Bankia’s business corporate director and commercial director in the Valencian Community and Murcia, Carlos Aguilera and Fidel Mayor.

“In the CEV we make a positive assessment of these collaboration commitments with Bankia, which during the last five years have allowed the joint implementation of various lines and activities of interest for companies”, Navarro underlined.

Bankia, aware of the importance of the business fabric of the Valencian Community, has always been committed to its economic and social development and is committed to the CEV’s objectives, of which it is a member as it became a directly associated company back in 2015.

“We have a common commitment towards the companies in the Valencian Community, and we work to support them in their day-to-day work in the fundamental work they perform for progress and job creation in the three provinces”, said Aguilera.

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