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 strong leadership position in the Spanish market, is the largest financial institution in Mexico, it has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States; and it is also the leading shareholder in Garanti, Turkey’s biggest bank for market capitalization.
Its diversified business is based on high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. As of December 31st 2018, BBVA Group had assets valued at €677 billion, 74,5 million customers, 7,963 branch offices, 32,029 ATMs, 125,627 employees and it posted an attributable profit of €5.32 billion. BBVA closed the fourth quarter with a pro-forma fully-loaded CET capital ratio of 11.3 percent was reached in December.
Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies the best practices.
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