BBVA is global financial group with a diversified business providing financial services in 35 countries to 67 million customers. It is a leading bank in the Spanish market and it is the biggest financial institution in Mexico. BBVA also has leading franchises in South America, Turkey (Garanti Bank) and the Sunbelt region in the US. It also has an extensive network of branches worldwide. BBVA employs over 137,310 people worldwide and has about 1 million shareholders.