BBVA Provincial of Venezuela offers standard banking services, including checking and savings accounts, loans for goods and services, mortgage loans, vehicle loans, credit cards, mobile banking and investment advice and tools. BBVA provides access to banking services 24/7, facilitated by more than 330 offices and 1,800 ATMs, in addition to the mobile tool.
BBVA Provincial traces its roots to the Banco Provincial de Venezuela, which was founded on October 15, 1953. Its founding fathers included Ramon Ricardo Ball, Oscar Machado Zuloaga, Eloy Anzola Montauban, Carlos Rodriguez Landaeta and Jacques Alexandre.
Over the years, BBVA has grown in reaction to both technological advances and increased need, as banking became more sophisticated, and customers drove demand for specialized services up. The bank also merged with a number of other banks throughout the 1980s and 1990s, including the Continental Bank in 1983, the People's Bank and the Andes in 1998, the Bank of the West in 1999 and the Banco de Lara in 2000. BBVA also acquired the Credit and Finance Corporation of Lara Finalven.
In March 1997, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) acquired a majority stake of Banco Provincial, leading to the bank's name change.
As of 2015, BBVA Provincial provides support to various business sectors to drive economic growth. It attempts to stimulate activity in the commercial, agricultural, micro-enterprise, mortgage, tourism and manufacturing sectors.