Banco Bradesco

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Banco Bradesco S.A.
TypeSociedade Anônima
Ibovespa Component
IndustryFinancial services
FoundedMarch 10, 1943; 78 years ago (1943-03-10) in Marília, São Paulo, Brazil
Number of locations
5,314 branches
Area served
Key people
Octavio de Lazari, (Chairman and CEO)
Carlos Alberto Rodrigues Guilherme (Vice Chairman)
Investment banking
Private equity
Asset management
Private banking
Retail Banking
RevenueIncrease US$ 74.0 billion (2017)
Increase US$5.5 billion (2018)
Total assetsIncrease US$ 361.0 billion (2018)
Number of employees
Bradesco Seguros
RatingBa3 (Moody's)
BB+ (S&P)
Footnotes / references

Banco Bradesco S.A. is a Brazilian financial services company headquartered in Osasco, in the state of São Paulo, Brazil. It is the third largest banking institution in Brazil, as well as the third largest in Latin America, and the seventy-ninth largest bank in the world. It is also one of fifty most valuable banks in the world. The bank is listed at the B3 in São Paulo, where it is part of the Índice Bovespa, in the New York Stock Exchange and in the Madrid Stock Exchange.

Its primary financial services revolve around commercial banking, offering Internet Banking, insurance, pension plans, annuities, credit card services (including football club affinity cards for soccer fans) for customers, and savings bonds. The bank also provides personal and commercial loans, as well as leasing services. Bradesco is a pioneer in using the ATM biometric reading system in Brazil, which enables customers to be identified using the vascular pattern of their hands, serving as a complementary password, available at its 31,474 own ATMs and 5,549 ATMs of Banco24Horas, a Brazilian third-party ATM network.

Bradesco has 5,314 branches, 4,834 service branches and 38,430 banking correspondents.[1] Bradesco customers can also use 34,859[4] automatic teller machines and 12,975 ATMs of the Banco24Horas. Internationally, Bradesco have one branch in New York, two branches in Grand Cayman, and banking or financial subsidiaries or affiliates in London, Luxembourg, Hong Kong, Buenos Aires, Grand Cayman, Tokyo and Mexico.[1]

Banco Bradesco is constantly expanding and has recently acquired Banco do Estado do Maranhão, Banco Mercantil de São Paulo, Banco Ibi S.A., and the Brazilian operations of Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), J.P. Morgan Fleming Asset Management, American Express and HSBC Brasil.[5] Banco Bradesco grew its value by more than 50 percent compared with 2017.[6]


  • Pra frente. (Brazil); it means "Go forward.".[7]


  • March 10, 1943: Banco Brasileiro de Descontos S.A. founded by Amador Aguiar[8] in Marília, in the state of São Paulo. The bank targets small landowners, retailers, and government employees.
  • 1946: Banco Bradesco moves headquarters to São Paulo.
  • 1951: Banco Bradesco grows to become the largest private bank in Brazil.
  • 1953: Banco Bradesco moves headquarters to Cidade de Deus, Osasco, São Paulo.
  • 1956: Amador Aguiar creates Fundação Bradesco, the biggest education program in Brazil.
  • 1962: Banco Bradesco is the first Latin American company to buy a computer.
  • 1968: Banco Bradesco launches the first credit card in Brazil.
  • 1970s: Banco Bradesco acquires 17 banks throughout the country.
  • 1978: Banco Bradesco branch no. 1000 is inaugurated in Chuí at the southern tip of Brazil.
  • 1991: Amador Aguiar passed away at 86 in São Paulo.
  • 1996: Banco Bradesco the first Latin American Internet Banking system.
  • 1997: Banco Bradesco Banco BCN
  • 2000: Banco Bradesco Argentina commences operations in Buenos Aires. Bradesco Securities commences operations in New York.
  • 2010: Banco Bradesco buys Ibi Mexican (Ibi Services S. de R. L. México) subsidiary, also controlled by C&A.[9]
  • 2011: Banco Bradesco is ranked fourth among the world's 500 greenest companies and first among Brazilian companies, according to a list disclosed by Newsweek, prepared in partnership with the consulting firms Trucost and Sustainalyctis.[10]
  • 2015: Banco Bradesco buys HSBC Brazilian unit for $5.2 billion.[5]
  • 2019: Lázaro de Mello Brandão, President for 36 years, died aged 93.[11]
  • 2020: Banco Bradesco reaches agreement to acquire JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Brazilian private banking clients. JPMorgan will continue to provide Brazilian clients with products and services abroad.[12]

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  1. ^ a b c "Bradesco Presentation - April/2017" (PDF). Banco Bradesco S/A. 2017-04-30. Retrieved 2017-05-03.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Bradesco RI: Ratings". Banco Bradesco S.A. Archived from the original on 2011-08-25. Retrieved 2017-05-03.
  3. ^ "Banco Bradesco on the Forbes Global 2000 list". Forbes. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-25.
  4. ^ "Bradesco Automatic Teller Machines". Banco Bradesco S.A. 2012-09-30. Retrieved 2012-12-23.
  5. ^ a b "HSBC says to sell Brazil unit to Bradesco for $5.2 billion". Reuters. 2015-08-03. Retrieved 2015-08-03.
  6. ^ "brandZ | LatAm Report". Retrieved 2019-02-13.
  7. ^ "Bradesco slogan" (in Portuguese). Banco Bradesco S.A. Retrieved 2017-04-18.
  8. ^ "Nossa História" (in Portuguese). Banco Bradesco S.A. 2013-03-10. Archived from the original on 2013-09-17. Retrieved 2013-07-02.
  9. ^ "Bradesco acquire o Controle Societário do Ibi México e firma parceria com a C&A México" (in Portuguese). Banco Bradesco S.A. 2010-06-02. Archived from the original on 2012-02-29. Retrieved 2010-06-18.
  10. ^ "World's Greenest Companies". Newsweek. 2011-10-16. Retrieved 2011-11-26.
  11. ^ "Ex-presidente do Bradesco, Lázaro Brandão morre aos 93 anos". G1.
  12. ^ Reuters Staff (2020-09-01). "JPMorgan to exit private banking business in Brazil, Bradesco says". Reuters. Retrieved 2020-09-22.

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