Banco do Brasil, headquartered in Brasília, was founded in 1808 and is the oldest active bank in Brazil, and one of the oldest banks in continuous operation in the world. The bank is one of the largest financial institutions in Brazil with 58,6 million clients and 15,1 thousand points of service in 3,1 thousand cities and 24 countries. The bank serves every segment of the financial market. It provides solutions, services and products in the banking, investment, asset management, insurance, social security, premium bonds and payment systems. It operates through the following segments: Banking, Investment, Fund Management, Insurance, Private Pension Plans and Capitalization, Payment Methods and Others. Since 2000 it is one of the four most-profitable Brazilian banks (the others being Itaú Unibanco, Bradesco, and Santander Brasil) and holds a strong leadership position in retail banking.