Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), is a multinational Spanish banking group. It was formed in 1999 from a merger of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya and Argentaria, both of which in turn had previously amalgamated three important banks in Spain, namely Banco de Bilbao, Banco de Vizcaya, Banco Exterior de España and the state-owned Caja Postal de Ahorros, with other minor entities. BBVA is the second largest bank in Spain and 7th largest financial institution in the western world with a market capitalization of over 61 billion Euro.
Today BBVA is working towards a better future for people, searching for lasting customer relationships that will change the perception of business. As a result of this work BBVA has become a veritable point of reference at international level as a highly-regarded, award-winning bank.
BBVA has its eyes firmly fixed on the future and is moving forward, adapting to the changing requirements of an increasingly global market. This vision is backed by one and a half centuries of history.
BBVA is a global group that offers individual and corporate customers the most complete range of financial and non-financial products and services. It enjoys a solid leadership position in the Spanish market, where it first began its activities over 150 years ago. It also has a leading franchise in South America; it is the largest financial institution in Mexico; one of the 25 largest banks in the United States in terms of assets and one of the few large intrernational groups operating in China. BBVA employs 112,000 people in over 30 countries around the world, has more than 47 million customers and 890,000 shareholders.
It follows an innovative management model that focuses on the customer and that considers society in general. The key features are innovation, growth and the generation of profit. Its cornerstones are people, teamwork, ethical principles and technology.
This is a financial services group that strives to grow stronger through improvements in efficiency, profitability and capital adequacy commensurate with competitive advantage. It is also expanding risk management to the highest possible level.
The group’s overall goal is to use its strengths to establish lasting relationships with increasingly satisfied customers in Spain, Europe and Mexico, in other American countries and in other places where it has a presence.
BBVA has its eyes on the future. It has become a veritable point of reference in international circles as a highly-regarded, award-winning bank. BBVA, adelante.
BBVA corporate principles:
Products and Services
BBVA is a pioneer in the creation of branches specialising in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). These branches are dedicated to providing exclusive service to such companies, which enjoy customised service, innovative financial products adjusted to their requirements and quality service.
BBVA has a special unit that provides worldwide banking services to the group's global customers. This unit is called Global Corporate Banking and there is a special network for large companies in 15 countries in Europe and the Americas, plus a corporate office in Asia.
BBVA's Global Corporate Banking unit handles global needs including guidance and financial products for corporate customers (without forgetting local customers). It provides solutions that take into account the specific characteristics of each country or region.
BBVA's goal is to provide local authorities and public and private institutions with the best banking service available. Their exclusive branch network is designed to satisfy the growing and increasingly complex demands of their customers.
BBVA private banking is a specialist in managing assets on different continents and through different entities and branches, each subject to specific local rules and legislation.
BBVA provide personal and professional services to individuals and family groups.