BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. Its purpose is to bring the age of opportunity to everyone. This motto reflects the bank’s role as enabler, offering its customers the best banking solutions, helping them make the best financial decisions and making a true difference in their lives. We live in the era of opportunities, where technology offers universal access to education and offers many more people than ever before the possibility of embarking on projects and chasing their dreams. BBVA helps people make their dreams come true.
BBVA operates in more than 30 countries. The Group has a solid position in Spain, is the largest financial institution in Mexico and has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States. It is also Turkish bank Garanti’s leading shareholder.
Its diversified business is based on high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. As of December 31st 2017, BBVA Group had assets valued at €690 billion, 72 million customers, 8,271 branch offices, 31,688 ATMs, 131,856 employees and it posted an attributable profit of €3.52 billion. BBVA closed the fourth quarter with a CET1 capital ratio of 11.7% (phased-in) and 11.1% (fully-loaded).
Corporate responsibility is inherent to its business model, drives financial inclusion and education and supports scientific research and culture. BBVA’s operations are governed by the strictest integrity standards, a long-term vision and the best practices. The company is ranked in the most important sustainability indexes.