BBVA completes cross-border instant payments

BBVA completes its first cross-border real-time payments using Ripple's blockchain technology with eyes on B2B payments. Read more: www.pymnts.com

Simple’s move to new bank API leaves some customers stranded

Simple, the Portland-based branchless bank founded in 2009, has discovered that moving accounts to its parent bank’s API is not that simple. Read more: paybefore.com

BBVA creates global head of data role

BBVA has installed veteran David Puente as global head of data. Read more: www.finextra.com

Spanish bank BBVA joins Hyperledger blockchain project

Spanish banking conglomerate BBVA has become the latest member of the Hyperledger blockchain project. Read more: www.coindesk.com

Atom Bank announces £83m from BBVA with more on the way

The round takes Atom’s total funding to £219m and values the Durham-based company at £261m and gives BBVA a 29.5% stake in the business. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

FinTech investor Ribbit Capital looks for $300m for new fund

The Wealthfront, Avant, and Funding Circle backer is looking for $300m, according to an SEC filing. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

Atom Bank grabs £113m more funding from BBVA

Spanish banking giant BBVA is further increasing its stake in Durham, UK-based challenger bank Atom Bank as part of the company’s new £250m round. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

BBVA enlists Oracle for mobile account opening

BBVA is using Oracle Communications technology to enable customers to open new accounts via their mobile devices in minutes. Read more: www.finextra.com

Atom Bank goes atomic with £100m funding plan

UK challenger bank Atom plans to raise almost £100m in equity investment to support its ambitions for growth. Read more: www.bankingtech.com

BBVA: Blockchain regulation needs to move beyond bitcoin

Spanish banking group BBVA has released a new research note on the subject of bitcoin and blockchain regulation. Read more: www.coindesk.com