Spanish banking group BBVA acquires FinTech startup Openpay

Spanish banking group, BBVA, recently announced it has acquired, Openpay, a FinTech startup and payment service provider (PSP). Read more: www.crowdfundinsider.com

BBVA’s CEO details impact of FinTech on incumbents

Carlos Torres Vila, CEO of Spanish banking giant BBVA, shared his insights on FinTech's impact on business strategies at incumbent banks. Read more: uk.businessinsider.com

Employee insurance startup Hixme takes $14.1m

Spanish banking giant BBVA’s venture capital fund Propel Ventures is investing in US-based inusrtech startup Hixme's $14.1m Series B round. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

BBVA creates user-experience centre in Dallas

BBVA is creating an innovation hub in Dallas and stocking it with 60 experts in data analytics, software engineering, and design. Read more: www.finextra.com

Atom Bank plans to raise $131m in funding next year

Atom Bank, a UK-based challenger bank backed by Spanish finance giant BBVA, plans to raise £100m ($131m) in the first quarter of 2017. Read more: www.fintechroundup.com

BBVA says EU bonus cap holds back tech talent acquisitions

Spanish bank BBVA is complaining to the European Commission, expressing its concerns that regulation pertaining to EU caps on bankers' bonuses are damaging its ability to attract tech talent.