Banco de Galicia y Buenos Aires (Banco Galicia) is one of Argentina's top three private banks by assets. Through some 350 offices, the bank offers loans to a client base primarily of businesses and individuals. It also provides consumer, corporate, and investment banking; insurance (through its Sudamericana subsidiary); risk management; and credit and debit cards. The bank, founded in 1905, has branches in neighboring Uruguay. Grupo Financiero Galicia, which is controlled by the Escasany, Ayerza, and Braun families, owns a 95% stake in Banco Galicia. The bank is looking to boost lending in the private sector.