CAIXA is the biggest public bank in Latin America. The figures are impressive: the customer base was expanded by 42% over the past two and a half years, rising from 23.1 million to 33.6 million people. And more than 3 million people entered the Brazilian banking system through the simplified account program, the largest share of banking inclusion of the country..
The deposits volume at CAIXA grew 16% in the period and the savings deposits 18%, reaching a balance of $ 50.2 billion, consolidating its position as a leading institution in this segment. Between 2002 and mid 2005, the company's banking assets increased by 30% - second highest asset among financial institutions operating in Brazil.
In the first half of 2005, CAIXA had the highest six-monthly profit in its history. A major reason for this result was the strong growth in revenue from credit operations, which since 2003 had increased by 101%. That same year, A CAIXA was awarded in four categories by Exame, which evaluates the best investment funds market.
A CAIXA also highlights when it comes to service. Its network, the largest in the country, covers all 5,561 Brazilian municipalities with more than 17,000 points of services split among branches, lottery booths and CAIXA AQUI correspondents. Moreover it will be even bigger: in 2003, began the project to install 500 new branches, of which over 150 are already working. Almost 3500 new correspondents CAIXA AQUI and lottery booths were installed in the last 30 months.
In addition, for those who prefer other channels of service, CAIXA also offers ATM´s, 24h Bank, automatic debit, telephone service and CAIXA Internet Banking.
Even those who are outside of Brazil can count on CAIXA. Since 2004, the Brazilian emigrants may use the CAIXA International remittances of funds to the country. Signed in 2005, an agreement with the Portuguese bank BCP secured further ease this process.
For CAIXA, collaborate with the country's growth is a priority. For this, it develops partnerships with government, especially municipalities. The purpose is to provide more efficient solutions for municipality's financial management and to execute projects of infrastructure, among others.
In addition to providing resources, CAIXA assists state and local governments to design and monitor effectively works which are the urban development promoters. Likewise, it encourages the continued improvement of public administration, giving to the most successful actions the Award of Best Management Practices.
CAIXA is also responsible for collection and data management accounting and management of all the Federation entities, helping to apply the Fiscal Responsibility Law in the country.
Promoting social inclusion is one of the main objectives of the CAIXA. And one of the best ways to make it a reality is to support artistic and cultural initiatives, educational and sports activities.
Sports – CAIXA is a major booster of sports in Brazil. The CAIXA is official sponsor of the national athletics. Through Brazilian Athletics Confederation, athletes from all over Brazil can prepare for national and international competitions.
Throughout Lotteries, CAIXA also sponsors the Brazilian Paralympics Committee (CPB) and the parasports athletes - athletics, swimming and judo - that stood out according to technical criteria set by the CPB. In 2006, CAIXA began the unprecedented support to the Brazilian gym, becoming the "The Brazilian artistic gymnastics´ Official Sponsor." In May this year, the investment given to the Brazilian Confederation of Gymnastics has extended the terms of Rhythmic Gymnastics and Trampoline and also the creation of the CAIXA Gymnastics Brazilian Circuit.
In 2007, in addition to continuing the sponsorships mentioned above, other sport receives CAIXA´s support: the Olympic Wrestling.
Culture – By sponsoring events and artistic projects throughout the country, CAIXA helps preserve and disseminate the national culture. The institution has its own cultural spaces in Brasilia, Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Curitiba, Recife and Salvador. The center's continuous programming in the spaces of the gallery, museum and theater, and social inclusion projects aimed at public schools, thus helping to facilitate access by all segments of society to art and culture.
Benefits – In addition to benefits provided to employees, Caixa operates and pays benefits from the Bolsa Familia program which transfers income from the federal government.
To ensure more efficient implementation of social policies, CAIXA has developed the Single Registry, a tool capable of presenting information on the socioeconomic profile of approximately 53.5 million people situated below the poverty line.
Lotteries – With record revenue in 2005, CAIXA Lotteries are an important resource for the social area.
An environment for Brazilians who live overseas to remit values to Brazil and to acquire CAIXA products.Access
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