(formally Caixa d'Estalvis i Pensions de Barcelona, Spanish: Caja de Ahorros y Pensiones de Barcelona) is the leading European savings bank and the third largest Spanish financial group by business and results. At the forefront of retail banking in Spain, and with the largest network of branches and cash dispensers, the Institution is developing an international expansion plan aimed at new markets. Total Assets: €368 billion (as of March 31, 2013).
The Group undertakes the banking activity indirectly through CaixaBank
. CaixaBank brings together all the banking business of "la Caixa", the participations in international banks, the insurance business and the participations in Telefónica and Repsol.
"la Caixa" is the result of the merger, in 1990, of the Caja de Pensiones, founded in 1904, and the Caja de Barcelona, founded in 1844.
ID: 270. Updated: 10.05.2013
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