[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Banco Do Brasil Americas celebrated the opening of their fifth branch in Doral recently. Attending the event were hundreds of guests. Among the dignitaries were Ambassador Helio Victor Ramos, Consul General of Brazil, Councilwomen Sandra Ruiz and Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera of the City of Doral, and Antonio Cassio Segura, President and CEO of Banco do Brasil Americas.
Banco do Brasil Americas is headquartered in the state of Florida and was launched in 2012 after its predecessor Eurobank Florida was acquired by their parent company, Banco do Brasil (established in 1809).
“Banco do Brasil has been in business for over 200 years. It has locations in 24 countries, 60 million customers and 5,000 branches. It is the biggest bank in Latin America and the 36th largest bank in the world. ,” said Antonio Cassio Segura.
Like its other branches, the Doral bank is a full service bank offering checking and savings accounts, time deposits, debit and credit cards, and domestic and international funds transfers. There are ATMs, internet banking and online bill payment options. Portuguese, English and Spanish-speaking staff is available for the convenience of the client.
B of B Americas also offers a mortgage product that is designed for non-residents purchasing real estate in Florida. They offer a credit card program that helps newcomers to the country build their United States credit. The management team has more than 25 years of banking experience and the company has a philosophy to engage with the local community through financial support.
“Doral is a key city for Brazil; it is a very important community for the bank’s success and the timing is right,” said Ambassador Ramos.
Alfredo Figueiredo, General Manager for Branches and Orlando Contreras, Branch Manager at Doral discussed the bank’s commitment to community via financial support for educational programs and investment support for small businesses within the Doral community. “We are proud or our personalized service and our ability to serve Brazilians within the community and all people in the City of Doral,” said Mr. Figueiredo.
Florida boasts the largest percentage of Brazilians of any state in the United States, with an estimated 300,000 people. B of B Americas has branches in Pompano Beach, two in Boca Raton and one in Brickell. Their goal is to open a branch in Aventura and Deerfield Beach by the end of this year and to launch branches in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando by the end of 2015.
“The bank’s opening here is a reflection of Doral’s future. It is an honor for us to have the Banco do Brasil Americas in our community. It is a reflection of our [Doral’s] international appeal,” said Councilwoman Ruiz.
The Banco do Brasil Americas is located at 2600 NW 87 Avenue, Doral and is opened Monday through Friday from 9AM to 4PM. Contact the bank at 855-377-2555 or visit them online at <www.bbamericas.com>.