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A forward-looking global bank

At BBVA we are working to become the international digital bank of choice. Our goal is to provide a different experience to our customers, making their life easier in both the physical and digital worlds.
We have embarked on a journey of transformation that focuses on the following goals:
– Creating increasingly flexible and simple digital products.
– Consolidating our customers through the Web and mobile channels.
– Committing to real-time transaction platforms to enable data analysis and customized content distribution.
– Adapting to changes in all the geographical regions where we operate.

Discover our history

Our history begins in the middle of the 19th century. Our story is inked to institutions that decisively contributed to Spain´s progress and modernization. BBVA is a young entity that represents the coming together of BBV and Argentaria in 1999.
Banco de Bilbao was founded in 1857 and Banco de Vizcaya in 1901.  Both banks merged in 1988 determined to support and promote the industrialization of the Basque Country and thus of the rest of the state. Argentaria was a privatized Group of formerly state owned public banks. Banco Hipotecario, the oldest of them, was created in 1872 to channel public debt payments from the General Secretariat of Treasury and was later involved in financing and encouraging development loans. Its first borrower as such was the renowned Marquis of Salamanca, whose palace is nowadays one of our main head offices.
Therefore, BBVA Group was created in 1999 as a result of the merger of BBV and Argentaria, two financial groups with strong roots in Spain as an entity that blends youth and tradition.
Understanding the increasingly global nature of business, we began a growth strategy in Latin America, acquiring first-rate banks in growing markets. In the 1990s the South American expansion took place while in the 2000s the Group expanded mostly in México and USA. We have recently acquired two major Spanish institutions, Unnim and Catalunya Bank (located in Catalonia) and we have taken control of Garanti, Turkey´s major bank.

BBVA Francés

We are one of the leading banks in Argentina, providing services and products to 2.7 million retail customers, 26,000 SMEs and 850 large corporations. We have a large networks of branch offices which allows us to operate in all the provinces in the country. Our network comprises 278 points of customer service, of which 248 are retail branches and 30 specialize in small and medium-sized companies and institutions, together with 7 business units grouped by industrial sectors, which deal personally with our corporate customers. In addition to the distribution network, we have 13 on-site banks, 2 points of sale, 660 ATMs and 736 self-service terminals.

BBVA Seguros

We are one of the largest insurers in Argentina, having effective and comprehensive solutions as well as insurance adapted to our customer’s protection needs.

Looking for an international career? Find where we are

At BBVA, you will be able to develop an international career path, if you wish to.
We have presence in over 30 countries and we serve more than 50 million customers.
We are made up of sound local franchises, with a large customer base and leadership positions in all markets (Spain, Turkey, Mexico, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela, Argentina, Chile and the United States) alongside a global franchise, CIB (wholesale business).
We are also present China, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, Australia, etc.

  • BBVA Asia Pacífico

    With more than 30 years of history, we are present in the main financial hubs of the continent.

    Career portal BBVA Asia Pacífico
  • BBVA Bancomer

    Leading institution in Mexico for loan portfolio and deposits, we offer our services to more than 19 millions customers.

    Career portal BBVA Bancomer
  • BBVA Chile

    Positioned as a highly innovative and technological bank, we offer a wide range of services and specialized financial solutions.

    Career portal BBVA Chile
  • BBVA Colombia

    Operating in more than 90 towns and cities in the country as a first-level banking institution in the Colombian financial sector.

    Career portal BBVA Colombia
  • BBVA Compass

    Placed on the Sunbelt Region of the United States and headquartered in Birmingham, we offer international products and services in more than 30 countries.

    Career portal BBVA Compass
  • BBVA Continental

    More than 60 years of history give us a strong presence in the country, with a large national network with more than 300 branches.

    Career portal BBVA Continental
  • BBVA España

    As one of the leading banks in the Spanish financial system, with more than 10 million customers and close to 30,000 employees, we provide financial services through our network of 3,200 branches.

    Career portal BBVA España
  • BBVA Europe

    After a long history in Europe, we have presence in Germany, Belgium, France, Italy , Portugal , United Kingdom, Russia , Switzerland and Turkey.

    Career portal BBVA Europe
  • BBVA Paraguay

    More than 50 years of history as the only global bank of the country.

    Career portal BBVA Paraguay
  • BBVA Provincial

    More than 60 years of history in Venezuela position us as a leading financial institution of reference in domestic banking.

    Career portal BBVA Provincial
  • BBVA Uruguay

    Since our beginning in 2000, we assist the needs of individuals and companies.

    Career portal BBVA Uruguay