BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTARIA

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Overview

Lobbying Costs

600,000€ - 699,999€

Financial year: Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2.5 Fte (5)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation

4

High-level Commission meetings

43

Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    BANCO BILBAO VIZCAYA ARGENTARIA   (BBVA)

    EU Transparency Register

    090350412968-04 First registered on 15 Feb 2014

    Goals / Remit

    Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) is a global financial group, founded in 1857, that operates a customer-focused retail business model, offering clients a comprehensive range of financial and non-financial products and services around the world. BBVA has a leading position in the Spanish market and it is the biggest financial institution in Mexico. It has also leading franchises in South America, as well as significant presence in Turkey (through strategic investments in Garanti Bank) and operates an extensive network of branches worldwide.

    Its diversified business is focused on high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Its purpose is to bring the age of opportunities to everyone, based on our customers’ real needs: provide the best solutions, helping them make the best financial decisions, through an easy and convenient experience. Its responsible banking model aspires to achieve a more inclusive and sustainable society.

    Main EU files targeted

    BBVA’s Brussels Office aims to share its experience and expertise with the European policy makers and contribute to economic recovery and prosperity. In this context, our follow-up exercise covers EU regulatory initiatives in the field of financial services (Sustainable Finance - EC Sustainable Finance Strategy and the initiatives derived from the Strategy -; Banking Union; prudential requirements CRR/CRD, Capital Markets, retail banking, payments, structural reforms in the banking sector, etc.), as well as other EU initiatives of interest for BBVA, for example in the area of Digital economy, Innovation and Technology, Corporate Governance and Company Law, Audit, Consumer Protection, Competition, Taxation, Corporate Social Responsibility, among others.

    Address

    Head Office
    Plaza de San Nicolás, 4
    BILBAO 48005
    SPAIN
    EU Office
    Cantersteen 47
    Brussels 1000
    BELGIUM

    Website

  • People

    Total lobbyists declared

    5

    Employment timeLobbyists
    50%5

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

    2.5

    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    4 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 10 Dec 2022

    Name Start date End Date
    Mr Brit HECHT 17 Nov 2022 16 Nov 2023
    Ms Sofia Galipienso 22 Sep 2022 21 Sep 2023
    Mr Jaime VAZQUEZ 07 May 2022 05 May 2023
    Mr Brit HECHT 16 Nov 2021 15 Nov 2022
    Mr Jaime VAZQUEZ 03 Feb 2021 02 Feb 2022
    Ms Sofia Galipienso 14 Jan 2020 31 Jan 2021
    Brit Hecht 20 Sep 2019 18 Sep 2020
    Mr Jaime VÁZQUEZ 04 Sep 2019 03 Sep 2020
    Ms Sofia Galipienso 12 Jan 2019 10 Jan 2020
    Mr Francisco Javier Arias Marin 12 Jan 2019 10 Jan 2020
    Brit Hecht 21 Sep 2018 20 Sep 2019
    Mr Jorge CAMPO SERRANO 08 Sep 2018 30 Sep 2019
    Ms Sofia Galipienso 30 Jan 2018 29 Jan 2019
    Mr Francisco Javier Arias Marin 30 Jan 2018 29 Jan 2019
    Mr Jorge CAMPO SERRANO 06 Oct 2017 05 Oct 2018
    Brit Hecht 31 Aug 2017 24 Aug 2018
    Ms Sofia Galipienso 21 Feb 2017 07 Feb 2018
    Mr Francisco Javier Arias Marin 21 Feb 2017 09 Feb 2018
    Mr Jorge CAMPO SERRANO 30 Sep 2016 21 Sep 2017
    Brit Hecht 05 Sep 2016 30 Aug 2017
    Ms Sofia Galipienso 16 Feb 2016 11 Feb 2017
    Mr Francisco Javier Arias Marin 10 Feb 2016 08 Feb 2017
    Brit Hecht 12 Sep 2015 10 Sep 2016
    Mr Jorge CAMPO SERRANO 02 Sep 2015 31 Aug 2016
    Ms Sofia Galipienso 19 Feb 2015 17 Feb 2016
    Mr Francisco Javier Arias Marin 18 Feb 2015 16 Feb 2016
    Ms Sofia Galipienso 07 Mar 2014 05 Mar 2015
    Brit Hecht 18 Sep 2014 16 Sep 2015
    Ms Lucía Dastis 20 Mar 2014 18 Oct 2014
    Mrs Sofia Galipienso 07 Mar 2014 05 Mar 2015
    Mr Francisco Javier Arias Marin 01 Mar 2014 27 Feb 2015

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories

    Category

    Companies & groups

  • Networking

    Affiliation

    CSR Europe
    Asociación Española de Banca
    European Financial Services Roundtable (EFR)
    European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum (EPFSF)
    International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)
    Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME)
    Ad Hoc Council
    Institute of International Finance (IIF)
    European League for Economic Cooperation (ELEC)
    Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS)
    Bruegel

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Interests represented

    Promotes their own interests or the collective interests of their members

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2020 - Dec 2020

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year

    600,000€ - 699,999€

    Major contributions in closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for closed year

    None declared

    Intermediaries for current year

    None declared

    Closed year Costs

    600,000€ - 699,999€

    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Payment Systems Market Expert Group#E02287#LOZANO BELIO Jésus#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=2287 #Member #B#Finance#NPL Advisory Panel#E03784#https://ec.europa.eu/transparency/expert-groups-register/screen/expert-groups/consult?groupID=3784 #Member #C#Finance

    Groups (European Parliament)

    N/A
    European Parliamentary Financial Services Forum (EPFSF)

    Other activities

    None declared

  • Meetings

    Meetings

    43 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 21 Oct 2022 Location BERL
      Subject Digital Euro
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Commission
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 19 Oct 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Latin America, digitalization, artificial intelligence and data protection.
      Cabinet Cabinet of High Representative Josep Borrell Fontelles
      Portfolio High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the Commission
      Commission
      • Pelayo Castro (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 12 Sep 2022 Location Virtual meeting
      Subject Financial literacy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Agnieszka Drzewoska (Cabinet member)
      • Nicolo Brignoli (Cabinet member)
    • Date 06 Sep 2022 Location video-call
      Subject Energy situation in the EU; financing of the green transition
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio European Green Deal
      Commission
      • Frans Timmermans (Executive Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 20 Jun 2022 Location video - call
      Subject Implementation of sanctions
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Commission
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 16 Mar 2022 Location Brussels
      Subject Economic Impact of the crisis of Ukraine, delivery of sanctions
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Commission
      • Mirzha De Manuel (Cabinet member)
    • Date 02 Feb 2022 Location Online
      Subject Data Act
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Commission
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
      • Margrethe Vestager (Executive Vice-President)
    • Date 13 Dec 2021 Location Online
      Subject Data Act
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Commission
      • Lucia Bonova (Cabinet member)
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 20 Oct 2021 Location Virtual Meeting
      Subject Basel III (The meeting was shared with the Cabinet Dombrovskis)
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Tommy De Temmerman (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 20 Oct 2021 Location video-conference
      Subject Basel III
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Commission
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 23 Sep 2021 Location video conference
      Subject Economic recovery; Situation of the EU financial sector; sustainable finance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Commission
      • Valdis Dombrovskis (Executive Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 27 Apr 2021 Location video conference
      Subject Sustainable Finance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio An Economy that Works for People
      Commission
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 24 Nov 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Markets Act
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Commission
      • Werner Stengg (Cabinet member)
    • Date 29 Oct 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Introductory meeting
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Mairead Mcguinness
      Portfolio Financial services, financial stability and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Nathalie De Basaldua Lemarchand (Cabinet member)
    • Date 22 Apr 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject To discuss data policy; global digital competition
      Cabinet Cabinet of Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager
      Portfolio Europe Fit for Digital Age
      Commission
      • Margrethe Vestager (Executive Vice-President)
    • Date 20 Jan 2020 Location Brussels
      Subject Trade Issues
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Phil Hogan
      Commission
      • Dermot Ryan (Cabinet member)
      • Phil Hogan (Commissioner)
    • Date 04 Apr 2019 Location Bucharest
      Subject Roadmap to completion of banking Union and the future of Euribor.
      Commission
      • Olivier Guersent (Director-General)
    • Date 07 Feb 2019 Location Brussels
      Subject Rule of Law
      Cabinet Cabinet of First Vice-President Frans Timmermans
      Portfolio Better Regulation, Interinstitutional Relations, the Rule of Law and the Charter of Fundamental Rights
      Commission
      • Alvaro De Elera (Cabinet member)
    • Date 10 Dec 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Sustainable Finance
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Andrea Beltramello (Cabinet member)
      • Elina Melngaile (Cabinet member)
    • Date 18 Oct 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Cybersecurity
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      • Vivian Loonela (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 08 Oct 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital transformation of the banking industry and FinTech, Banking package, Spanish banking sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Maria Luisa Llano Cardenal (Cabinet member)
      • Valdis Dombrovskis (Vice-President)
      • Jan Ceyssens (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Oct 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital transformation in the financial sector
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Carlos Moedas
      Portfolio Research, Science and Innovation
      Commission
      • Carlos Moedas (Commissioner)
      • Alfredo Sousa De Jesus (Cabinet member)
    • Date 08 Oct 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Transformation for the banking sector, Digital skills in EU, perspectivies 2020-2025
      Commission
      • Roberto Viola (Director-General)
    • Date 20 Sep 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Cyber Security and FinTech
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Elina Melngaile (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 21 Jun 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Cybersecurity package
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Vivian Loonela (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 06 Jun 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Cyber security, Fintech
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Elina Melngaile (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 23 May 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject digital transformation of the Banking sector
      Commission
      • Olivier Guersent (Director-General)
    • Date 23 May 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital transformation of the banking sector
      Commission
      • Roberto Viola (Director-General)
    • Date 05 Mar 2018 Location Brussels
      Subject Exchange on the proposed Cyber Security, on the certification framework and the future mandate of the ENISA/European Cyber Security policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Vivian Loonela (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 14 Sep 2017 Location Tallinn
      Subject CRR- CRD, Basel implications, PSD 2, Fintech
      Commission
      • Olivier Guersent (Director-General)
    • Date 22 Jun 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Digital Single Market, FinTech and innovation, cybersecurity
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Aare Järvan (Cabinet member)
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 02 Jun 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject introduction of Center for Financial Education and Capabilities, Financial Education Summit
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Elina Melngaile (Cabinet member)
    • Date 13 Mar 2017 Location Brussels
      Subject Cybersecurity, DSM mid-term review
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Andrus Ansip
      Portfolio Digital Single Market
      Commission
      • Vivian Loonela (Cabinet member)
      • Andrus Ansip (Vice-President)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 03 Nov 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject Capital Union and it deliverability
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Miguel Arias Cañete
      Portfolio Climate Action &amp; Energy
      Commission
      • Maria Cristina Lobillo Borrero (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 10 Oct 2016 Location Brussels
      Subject CRR; CMU; TLAC
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Jan Ceyssens (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 10 Dec 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Introductory Meeting and Digital Banking
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jonathan Hill
      Portfolio Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Jonathan Hill (Commissioner)
    • Date 20 Oct 2015 Location Lisbon
      Subject Digital Economy
      Commission
      • Günther Oettinger (Commissioner)
    • Date 08 Apr 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject DSM
      Commission
      • Eric Mamer (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 11 Feb 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Introductory Meeting
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jonathan Hill
      Portfolio Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      Commission
      • Nathalie De Basaldua Lemarchand (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Feb 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject TTIP and Mexico
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Cecilia Malmström
      Portfolio Trade
      Commission
      • Miguel Ceballos Baron (Cabinet member)
    • Date 11 Feb 2015 Location Brussels, belgium
      Subject Commission Working Programme and Digital Agenda
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Miguel Arias Cañete
      Portfolio Climate Action &amp; Energy
      Commission
      • Gonzalo De Mendoza Asensi (Cabinet member)
      • Miguel Arias Cañete (Commissioner)
    • Date 23 Jan 2015 Location Davos, Switzerland
      Subject Investment plan
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Jyrki Katainen (Vice-President)
      • Edward Bannerman (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
    • Date 09 Dec 2014 Location Brussels
      Subject Investment initiative
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Jyrki Katainen
      Portfolio Jobs, Growth, Investment and Competitiveness
      Commission
      • Valérie Herzberg (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
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