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, to offer 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 35 countries. The Group has a solid position in Spain, it is the largest financial institution in Mexico and 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 biased to high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. As of March 31st 2017, BBVA Group had assets valued at €719 billion, 70 million customers, 8,449 branch offices, 31,185 ATMs, 133,007 employees and it posted an attributable profit of €1,199 billion. BBVA closed the first quarter with a CET1 capital ratio of 11.6% (phased-in) and 11.0% (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 relevant sustainability indexes.