BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The group has 77 million customers and a leading position in Spain, is the largest financial institution in Mexico, and has leading franchises in South America, the Sun Belt Region of the US, and Turkey. Its diversified business is focused on high-growth markets and it relies on technology as a sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity and a long-term vision, and applies the best practices.