BBVA is a global group offering to 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. BBVA also has a leading franchise in South America, it is the largest financial institution in Mexico, one of the 20th largest U.S. commercial banks and one of the few large international groups operating in China and Turkey. BBVA employs 110,645 people and operates in 32 countries around the world, where it has more than 50 million customers and 900,000 shareholders.