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Quick facts about Desjardins

Desjardins: The largest cooperative financial group in Canada

Highlights1

  • $258.4 billion in total assets
  • $1,772 million in surplus earnings after taxes and before member dividends
  • Top cooperative financial group in Canada
  • Tier 1A capital ratio of 17.3%, among the best in the banking industry
  • Excellent credit ratings: AA (DBRS), A+ (Standard and Poor's), Aa2 (Moody's), AA- (Fitch)
  • Founded in 1900 by Alphonse and Dorimène Desjardins
  • Named seventh Best Corporate Citizen in Canada by Corporate Knights, marking Desjardins's fifth consecutive appearance in this ranking
  • Ranked fourth Safest Bank in North America and 34th World's Safest Bank according to Global Finance
  • Rated one of Canada's Top 100 Employers by Mediacorp Canada, moving up from Gold to Platinum category
  • More than 7 million members and clients
  • 47,655 employees
  • 4,571 elected officers
  • $259 million in member and community support

Desjardins is the Canadian financial institution with the largest regional presence in Quebec and is well established in Ontario.

  • Desjardins caisses are the only ones established in some 400 towns and villages.
  • Out of 1,067 service outlets, 307 are in sparsely populated areas (municipalities with 2,000 residents or less), a ratio of 29%. As a comparison, the leading banks operated a dozen branches in these areas.

Services across Canada and internationally1

  • 1,067 Desjardins service outlets in Quebec and Ontario
  • 313 caisses in Quebec and Ontario
  • 2,097 ATMs in Quebec and Ontario
  • 36 Desjardins Business centres in Quebec and Ontario
  • More than 4002 offices and 500 agencies offering a large range of financial and insurance services outside the caisse network
  • More than 20 entities and business units offering a large range of financial and insurance services
  • Active in some 30 developing and emerging countries through Développement international Desjardins (DID)
  • Pioneer and leader in online and mobile banking services in Quebec

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  1. Data as at December 31, 2016, unless otherwise indicated.
  2. Includes acquisition of State Farm Canada's businesses on January 1, 2015.

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