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Financial Stocks Highlights= Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) (NYSE:ITUB), Banco Bradesco SA (ADR) (NYSE:BBD)

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Itau Unibanco Holding SA (ADR) (ITUB) provides a range of financial products and services to individuals and corporate clients in Brazil and internationally. The company operates in three segments: Retail Banking, Wholesale Banking, and Activities with the Market + Corporation. It accepts demand, savings, and time deposits; and offers payroll, mortgage, personal, and vehicle loans, in addition to credit cards.

The company also provides investment banking, cash administration, consortium, custody and bookkeeping, asset administration, and private banking services, in addition to electronic payment means services.

In addition, it offers property, casualty, and life insurance products; reinsurance products; pension plans; consumer finance credit; and capitalization, leasing, and brokerage services. As of December 31, 2016, Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A. operated a network of 5,103 branches and client service branches (CSBs), which included 3,653 branches in Brazil; 135 digital branches; 766 CSBs in Brazil; and 549 branches and CSBs in Latin America, in addition to operated 46,175 automated teller machines. The company was formerly known as Itaú Unibanco Banco Múltiplo S.A. and changed its name to Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A. in April 2009. Itaú Unibanco Holding S.A. was founded in 1944 and is headquartered in São Paulo, Brazil.

Banco Bradesco SA (ADR) (BBD) provides banking and financial products and services to individuals, companies, and corporations and institutions. The company operates through two segments, Banking; and Insurance, Pension Plans and Capitalization Bond. It accepts various deposit products, such as demand and time deposits, checking and savings accounts, interbank deposits from financial institutions, and accounts for salary purposes.

The company also offers loans comprising personal and short-term loans, vehicle financing, overdraft loans, and payroll-deductible loans; housing loans; and government-funded long-term loans, such as BNDES onlending/FINAME. In addition, it offers other corporate loans and advances, such as short-term loans; working capital loans; corporate overdraft loans; discounting trade receivables, promissory notes, checks, credit card and supplier receivables, etc.; financing for purchase and sale of goods and services; investment lines for acquisition of assets and machinery; rural loans; and microcredit to low-income individuals and small companies.

Further, the company provides life and personal accident, health, automobile, property, casualty, and liability insurance products, in addition to insurance against miscellaneous events; reinsurance products; pension plans; and capitalization bonds.

In Addition To, it offers credit, debit, and pre-paid cards; cash administration solutions; public authority solutions; asset administration services; services related to capital markets and investment banking activities; intermediation and trading services; capital markets solutions; international banking services; import and export financing; consortiums; and receipts and payments solutions. As of December 31, 2015, the company operated through a network of 4,507 branches, 4,247 service centers and electronic in-company service centers, and 31,527 ATMs in Brazil; and 3 branches internationally. Banco Bradesco S.A. was founded in 1943 and is headquartered in Osasco, Brazil.