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Among other persons, were at the event the corporate director of Business of Companies in the Region of Murcia and the Valencian Community, Carlos Aguilera; and the corporate director of the Territorial in Murcia and Alicante of Bankia Olga García.

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Bankia and the University of Murcia will prepare the GEM report, which monitors the entrepreneurial activity in the Region

The entity, with this type of initiatives, promotes research projects in the university while promoting entrepreneurship, an important asset in the economic and social development of this territory.

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03 January 2019 - 11:00

  • The study is prepared by UMU researchers and is aimed at analysing and studying entrepreneurial activity in the autonomous community
  • Bankia collaborates with the University of Murcia in the financing of the 'Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report of the Region of Murcia' in its 2018 edition

Bankia and the University of Murcia (UMU) have signed an agreement whereby the entity will provide funding for the 'Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report of the Region of Murcia' for 2018 (GEM-Región de Murcia 2018).

This report, prepared by UMU researchers, monitors and studies entrepreneurial activity in the autonomous community. In addition, thanks to this agreement, Bankia will also participate in the communication of the results of the study.

The agreement has been signed by the dean of the University of Murcia, José Luján; Bankia’s Regional Corporate Director in Murcia and Alicante, Olga García; and the corporate director of Company Business of the Región de Murcia and the Comunidad Valenciana, Carlos Aguilera.

Dean Luján thanked Bankia's willingness to collaborate with the University in multiple agreements. "Every time there is an initiative we have the support and trust of Bankia, and we are sure that it will continue to be like this in the future," said the dean.

Olga García stressed that this agreement "reinforces the commitment of the entity to continue supporting the activity of important institutions such as the University of Murcia, which is a true benchmark in the Region."

Meanwhile, Carlos Aguilera explained that Bankia "is committed to supporting initiatives aimed at research, training of future entrepreneurs, and support to sustainability and the strengthening of family businesses, key to the social and economic development of the region."

The event was also attended by Juan Antonio Campillo, president of the Social Board, and Alicia Rubio, vice-dean of Employment, Entrepreneurship and Society. Both have expressed their satisfaction for the close collaboration of Bankia in the projects of the University of Murcia.


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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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José Ignacio Goirigolzarri during his speech

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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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From left to right: the secretary general of the Red Cross, Leopoldo Pérez; Bankia's Deputy General Director of Communication and External Relations, Amalia Blanco; and the director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Bankia (CSR), David Menéndez.

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Within the framework of the collaboration of both entities since 2014

Bankia is allocating 450,000 euros to Red Cross social programs that promote employability

"Red Cross represents all the values ​​of Bankia's social footprint and we both work to improve the employability of people in vulnerable situations," said the Deputy Director General of Communication and External Relations of Bankia, Amalia Blanco.

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By  Communication Bankia

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28 May 2019 - 12:00

  • The bank supports the programs 'Help for +45 employment', 'Re-qualification of people affected by the financial crisis' and 'Initiatives to improve employability for female victims of gender violence'
  • A total of 11,475 people have participated in these initiatives since 2014 through group guidance sessions and individual advice, academic training and internships at partner companies, with a hiring rate of 45%
  • Bankia has supported the Red Cross with 3.8 million euros in employment programs that have been carried out in 32 provinces in the last six years

Bankia supports Red Cross social programs with 450,000 euros in 2019, focusing in particular on one of Bankia's main social action strategy: the employability of particularly vulnerable people.

Bankia's Deputy General Director of Communication and External Relations, Amalia Blanco, the director of Corporate Social Responsibility at Bankia (CSR), David Menéndez, and the secretary general of the Red Cross, Leopoldo Pérez, participated in the signing of the collaboration agreement, which was held at Bankia's headquarters in Madrid.

Since 2014, Bankia and the Red Cross have been carrying out employment programs that have benefited a total of 11,475 participants, of which 5,195 got hired, which amounts to a hiring rate of 45%.

During the last six years, the bank has supported the programs 'Help for +45 employment', 'Re-qualification of people affected by the financial crisis' and 'Initiatives to improve employability for female victims of gender violence' with a total of 3.8 million euros.

Bankia has promoted a total of 14 requalification projects for people affected by the crisis, 24 projects aimed at improving the employability of people over the age of 45, and six projects to improve access to employment for women who are victims of gender-based violence.

Amalia Blanco highlighted the "complete trust that Bankia has in the Red Cross because of its great experience, capillarity and knowledge about the most urgent problems in society". "It is an example of social commitment and we admire its continuous work, tirelessly, 24 hours a day and on all continents", she said, and ensured that "it is the best ally”.

"The work carried out by the Red Cross with people does not only seek to alleviate specific situations in the short term, but also to provide real and practical support with programs tailored to the most demanded profiles in the market," said the general secretary of the Red Cross.

In addition, the Deputy General Director of Communication and External Relations of Bankia highlighted the high level of success in hiring -more than 45% of the participants have found jobs-, the high capillarity of the programs launched, which have reached almost 32 towns in Spain in these last six years, and the involvement of 1,100 collaborating companies.

Amalia Blanco also stated that the work of the Red Cross "represents all the values of Bankia's social footprint: proximity, direct commitment, a sense of urgency and everyone's involvement".

According to Leopoldo Pérez, "collaboration between Bankia and the Red Cross is an important contribution to improving the employability of particularly vulnerable people". "Together, we have been committed to working on programs to support unemployed people over the age of 45 with significant family responsibilities, women victims of gender violence and people to whom the crisis has affected more strongly", he remarked.


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Lanzadera and Alicantec are the winners of the 5th Conexus Award

The jury recognizes that both projects promote entrepreneurship, innovation and new technologies in the Valencian Community.

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By  Bankia Comunicación

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31 May 2019 - 09:30

  • The award, in collaboration with Bankia, will be presented at the Conexus Foundation annual business dinner on 13 June in Madrid

The Conexus Madrid-Comunitat Valenciana Foundation, in collaboration with Bankia, is awarding its 5th Award this year, to Lanzadera and Alicantec in recognition of their careers and efforts to create and cohere an ecosystem of entrepreneurship and innovation in the Valencian Community, known and recognised nationally and internationally.

According to the chairman of Conexus, Manuel Broseta, both projects have been chosen “because they are changing our community and the image that Spain and the world have of us”. “Entrepreneurship, innovation and new technologies are Valencian Community brands”, he assured.

Lanzadera is the start-up incubator and incubator belonging to Marina de Empresas and promoted by Juan Roig with private capital. It offers different incubation and acceleration programmes: from supporting entrepreneurs with projects in the idea phase, through a business incubator where ideas are validated to make them a reality, and accelerating start-ups already launched to the market to ensure their growth. It also has corporate agreements with large companies, in which entrepreneurs are given the opportunity to solve new innovation challenges that these pose.

During its six years of existence, it has provided support to more than 300 companies. They have managed to generate more than 600 direct jobs and external investment of more than 30 million euros. Its goal is to continue growing to drive entrepreneurs to fulfil their entrepreneurial dream, thereby contributing to the generation of jobs and wealth in Spain.

There are currently 140 companies that are receiving support, training and funding at the facilities of Marina de Empresas in Valencia. The accelerator supports entrepreneurs from different sectors, with common learning through the application of the total quality management model in their businesses. They enjoy the facilities in continuous connection with other projects, receive training, have access to financing and have the help and advice of business development experts.

For its part, AlicanTec emerges as a collaborative project between digital companies in Alicante and the Mediterranean (in addition to the Valencian Community, Murcia and the Balearic Islands) that fosters strategies for the development of digital economy).

They currently promote a collaborative network among its 220 partner companies, where national and international success stories abound; as well as international events and initiatives such as the annual blockchain and Artificial Intelligence congresses.

AlicanTec has been actively collaborating with Public Authorities to create a powerful ecosystem in its area of influence. Its founders include international talent and leadership from people such as Nuria Oliver, Javier García, Andrés Torrubia, Eduardo Manchón, Manuel Desantes, Ezequiel Sánchez, Rebecca Rippin and Ángel Pineda ... who have achieved international milestones in the United States, China and Europe.

Andrés Pedreño, its chairman, is an entrepreneur with AI-related start-ups (such as Lucentia Lab, the first EBT created in Spain around AI or 1Millionbot.com, IA applied to intelligent virtual assistants). He also runs the IA Observatory and Torre Juana Open Space Technology.

The Conexus Foundation

The Conexus Foundation organises the Conexus Award in collaboration with Bankia, with the aim of distinguishing a personality, company or institution that has promoted the interests or image of the Valencian Community in national and international areas. The previous winners were Ford, Grupo IVI, Porcelanosa and the Port of Valencia.

The annual Conexus dinner, which will take place on 13 June at the Casino de Madrid, is expected to be attended by numerous personalities from the business and social fabric of both the Valencian Community and from Madrid.


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