HSBC Bank Brasil S.A. - Banco Múltiplo is HSBC's bank in Brazil. In March 1997, HSBC established Banco HSBC Bamerindus SA was set up to take over Banco Bamerindus do Brasil S.A. The bank’s name was changed to HSBC Bank Brasil S.A. - Banco Múltiplo in 1999. The headquarters are located in Curitiba. HSBC is now among the ten largest banks in Brazil, with more than 1,700 branches and sub-branches in 550 Brazilian cities. HSBC Bank Brazil is HSBC's lead regional subsidiary in South America, and as such is the regional reporting line for several other countries.