Caixa Geral De Depósitos (CGD) is a Portuguese Government owned international banking group operating in 22 countries across 4 continents – with over 800 branches in Portugal alone. The group has been successfully in operation for over 133 years.
CGD focus areas include Commercial Banking; Investment Banking and Venture Capital; Asset Management; Specialised Credit.
It is the only Portuguese bank that participates in the EURIBOR Panel and is represented in several multilateral institutions such as the Euro Banking Association (“EBA”) and the EURO1 payment system and retains an equity stake in financial services companies such as SWIFT and EUFISERV.
CGD, which is wholly owned by the Portuguese state, is Mercantile Bank Holdings Limited’s holding company. On 22 May 2012, the Group bought out minority shareholders and delisted from the JSE, resulting in CGD owning 100% of the Company.