About us

BBVA is a global financial group, founded in 1857, with a retail business model focused on the customer, which offers its customers around the world a complete range of financial and non-financial products and services.

BBVA has a solid leadership position in the Spanish market, is the largest financial institution in Mexico and has leading franchises in South America and in the Sunbelt region of the USA. BBVA also has a significant presence in Turkey (through strategic investments in Garanti Bank) and operates an extensive network of agencies worldwide.

Basic information

  • 132,321 employees

  • 71 million customers

  • present in 31 countries

  • 8,421 branches 

  • 31,194 ATMs 

  • Chairperson: Francisco González Rodríguez 

  • CEO: Carlos Torres Vila * 

* Last update: 06/30/2017

We work for a better future for people

The group's vision is defined as "to work for a better future for people", while the overall objective is to establish lasting relationships with our customers.

Our principles are:

  • The customer as the center of our business

  • The creation of dividends for shareholders through our business

  • Teamwork as a key factor for creating value 

  • Leadership style generating enthusiasm

  • Ethics code, personal and professional integrity as a means to understanding and managing business.

  • Innovation as an engine for progress

  • Corporate social responsibility as an integral part of "development"

BBVA in France

  • The opening of a branch in Paris in 1902 marked the beginning of the international expansion of Banco Bilbao.

  • Banco Bilbao was a pioneer in what is now called "wealth management" and created, rue Vivienne, the first service specializing in stock exchange filings.

  • In the 1960s, the bank opened its services to Spanish immigrants, channeling their remittances to Spain.

  • The 1980s and 1990s enabled Banco Bilbao to move towards the management of large groups, in response to the increasing demands of large companies.

  • In 1988, Banco Bilbao and Banco de Vizcaya merged to form Banco Bilbao y Vizcaya (BBV)

  • In October 1999 the merger of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya and Argentaria was announced.

  • Since January 2000, the name of the new entity has been BBVA.

Today, BBVA provides the resources needed to develop your investment activities, as well as personal advice to help you carry out your projects.