Who can be members of BCFE?

Barcelona Centre Financer Europeu

BCFE is an association of entities created in 1991 with the aim of strengthening Barcelona as a financial centre by promoting all kinds of financial services and activities that support the economic activity of the city and its business hinterland. The aim is to contribute to the development and availability of financial structures, to extend and make financial and investment products accessible to companies, and to strengthen the institutions and agents that make Barcelona’s financial platform more outstanding in terms of innovation and internationalisation.

Main Activities

  • Cooperation between financial entities established in Barcelona to disseminate and encourage new practices and regulatory changes, and also to communicate internally and externally the possibilities and capabilities of the Barcelona financial centre.
  • Organisation of all kinds of meetings, conferences, symposia and congresses in order to achieve BCFE’s objectives and to link the city’s financial activities internationally.
  • Contribute to the permanent training and information of professionals in the banking and financial sector of the city, and to facilitate the investment and installation in Barcelona of leading entities in the sector.
  • Promote financial sustainability through active participation in European and international financial centres for sustainability (FC4S).


21 April,2021

The Effect of Climate Change on Sovereign Creditworthiness

Place: Webinar. Organizer: Banco de EspañaTime: 12:00.

Speakers: Matthew Agarwala, Bennett Institute for Public Policy, Cambridge (Wealth Economy project); Matt Burke, Bennett Institute for Public Policy, Cambridge; Patrycja Klusak, University of East Anglia and Bennett Institute for Public Policy, Cambridge; Moritz Kraemer, CreditRisk.io and SOAS Centre for Sustainable Finance; Kamiar Mohaddes, Judge Business School and King’s College, Cambridge; Andrés Alonso, Moderator, Banco de España.

21 April,2021

Towards a European payments system to meet European consumer′s needs for the XXI century

Place: Online seminar. Organizers: LECE and Barcelona Centre Financer EuropeuTime: 10:00-12:00.

Speakers: Mr. Eric Ducoulumbier, Head of Unit DG Fisma – EC; Javier Arias, International President ELEC; Ms. Martina Weimert, CEO of EPI (European Payments Initiative); Ms. Fanny Solano, Head of Regulatory Affairs and Implementation – CaixaBank (Spain); Mr. Stefano Favale, Global Head of Global Transactional Banking- Banca Intesa (Italy); Dr. Amir Sadr-Azodi, Head of Digital Payments – Sparkasse Bank (Germany); Mr. Jean Allix,  Senior Advisor – BEUC (The European Consumers Association); M. Luis Herrero, President of the European Financial Centre of Barcelona; Ms. Montserrat Jimenez, Head of Division Payments Oversight and Supervision – Banco de España (Bank of Spain) and M. Francesc Homs – President of the Spanish Committee of ELEC.

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