On September 12, Banrisul begins to operate at offices in the State Treasury building, in Porto Alegre.
With starting capital of 50,000 contos de réis, starts its activities with two two portfolios: mortgage and economic.
22 new branches are inaugurated, increasing Banrisul’s capillarity. Besides, Banrisul also incorporated the bankrupted Banco Popular.
BRGS incorporated the ancient and traditional Banco Pelotense, liquidating its assets.
In September, Banrisul’s shares were listed on the stock market.
Consolidated and with close relations with the community
A plot of land is purchased in in the south zone of Porto Alegre for the construction of the Banrisul Casino.
Helping to restructure the regions hit by the Guaíba Lake floods, Banrisul became the financial intermediary responsible for intermediate resources sent by the Federal Government.
The Institution inaugurates its first headquartes, on Sete de Setembro street, in the Capital.
Banrisul welcomes the first women in its workforce.
Banrisul reaches 90 branches in Rio Grande do Sul state.
Inaugurated the first urban branch in Porto Alegre, located in São João district, in the North zone.
Construction of its headquarter building, through Real Estate Fund.
After president Juscelino Kubitschek decree, the Institution becomes to be named Banco do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul S/A (BERGS).
Banrisul inaugurates its current headquarters, on Capitão Montanha street, Downtown area in Porto Alegre. The building is until these days one of the most imposing structures in the region.
The Banco Nacional de Habitação – BNH (The National Home Loan Bank) authorizes BERGS to operate as a financing agent in Rio Grande do Sul state, through its real estate portfolio.
A series of technologies were implemented at Banrisul.
The Bank stops using the name “BERGS” and begins to be named Banrisul. The logo is modified and remains this way until today.
Computers made available for clients to access their currents accounts balance and phone-based balance-related information services.
Banrimicro is created, for checking accounts, FGTS, stocks and letter portfolios.
Expansion of terminal network, telex central access and electronic implementation of checkbooks.
Operating as multiple bank and implementing Savings Accounts.
The first fully automated self-service station is inaugurated.
Implementation of the program “Banrisul Rescuing the Nature”.
Banrisul enters in another economic segment: consortiums for the purchase of tractors, vehicles and houses.
Launching of Banrisul Internet Card, with smart chip.
It is concluded the capitalization process and the secondary issuance of preferred shares owned by the State of Rio Grande do Sul. The operation was the greater bank IPO in Latin America.
Banrisul Celular is launched.
Banrisul is recognized as one of the 100 most value brands in Brazil and one of the 2,000 biggest company in the world.
Launching of its new multibrand acquirer company, Vero.
Rio Grande Seguros e Previdencia was founded, controlled by Banrisul Icatu Participações Ltda. holding company.
Launch of the advertising campaign O Agro é Nosso Chão
Banrisul Digital app advertising campaign launched: Everything in its time, a technological solution presented by Banrisul to its customers