Jonathan Healey Global Head of eFX and eFixed income talks to e-Forex about the new platform, what the Spanish bank set out to achieve in building it and what’s in the pipeline for the future.
Jonathan Healey Global Head of eFX and eFixed income talks to e-Forex about the new platform, what the Spanish bank set out to achieve in building it and what’s in the pipeline for the future.

BBVA eMarkets – easy to use, simple to deploy and an effective tool for price discovery, market analysis, trade execution and post- trade queries.

Launched in 2013, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria’s (BBVA) eMarkets is a next-generation e-commerce platform, initially focusing on FX and money markets, which enables corporate and institutional clients to execute a full range of FX transactions online in real-time, benefitting from a transparent and competitive pricing and the ability to make multiple related payments.

First Published: e-Forex Magazine 61 / Platform Profile / July, 2015

Jonathan, what work have you been doing to enhance your suite of FX e-commerce services? JH: Our focus has been on improving the user experience that we provide to our customers through both multi-dealer and single dealer platforms. From a pricing perspective, we have created and implemented a new pricing function that enables BBVA to provide more competitive quotes into multi-dealer platforms. This also enables us to increase the number of platforms in which we participate. We deliver pricing and liquidity to our customers through FXall and 360T TEX. We are also connected to 360T Supersonic and Bloomberg FX to enable executable streaming prices, as well as full support for traditional RFQ/RFS protocols.  Alongside this we have implemented a new single dealer platform (BBVA eMarkets) built using more current technology (HTML5) both to increase simplicity of use, and ease implementation issues that we encountered with our old technology. Our platform now only requires the user to have a relatively...continued

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