The word Millennium brought with it the potential to go further in terms of brand positioning: it is intelligible, it is universal and broadens the horizons to rich, interesting contents. It creates expectations for change and innovation, breaks from the past and builds bridges to the future. The fact that it is written in Latin makes it timeless, greater and more ambitious.
At the time of its launching, in October 2003, the Bank chose to associate the new brand to a slogan that would irrefutably and enduringly translate the company's commitment to society.
When it stated “A vida inspira-nos" ("Life, our inspiration"), the Bank actually acknowledged that the life of its Clients was its source of information and knowledge. That its commitment to its Customers was to be their partner when and where their financial needs materialise. And that the products are ultimately designed to help Customers make their dreams come true, partnering with a modern, hard-working and professional Bank, at all the key moments in their lives.
Throughout the years, the statement “A vida inspira-nos" ("Life, our inspiration") shaped the brand's actions and positioning, a clear reflex of the Bank's commercial strategy for its various Customers. More than a slogan, it became a way to live, be and do banking.
The last decade's changes to the financial system worldwide lead to a profound consideration on not only how to manage the Banking business, but above all on the base premises of the commitments assumed by the Bank towards its Customers.
The Customers have changed. The market has changed. Millennium had to change. And the brand needed to follow that change.
The Millennium bcp brand was reborn in the beginning of 2016. the Bank presented itself to the market with a new ambition based on different values, translating a new business model, new ways to approach the Customer and the modernization of Branches.
The new commitments assumed towards all the Employees and Customers embody the fundamental values that guide the Millennium bcp in the future – a Bank that is agile, modern, close, simple and sustainable. These are the principles that we follow and put into everything we do every day.
Millennium bcp's new stage in life lead to a different way of being, more specific and real. By redesigning its brand, the Bank's new positioning is expressed on a new slogan – "Aqui Consigo" (Always with you/Here I can).
Millennium bcp's new motto - "Aqui Consigo" (Always with you/Here I can) - is nothing more than a statement and an intention to create ever simpler and more innovative products and services that allow all our Clients to say "Here I Can". Here, at Millennium bcp, I can do it. Here, at Millennium bcp, they are with me.
The wordplay in the slogan allows Millennium bcp to not only strengthen its close relationship with Society, but also its usual position of driver for innovation in a sector as strategic as the banking industry.
The Millennium brand is ever evolving throughout its history, dictating trends, innovating, adapting to the evolution of time, but always remaining coherent with the demands of Society, its past and the brand programme when it joined the market in 1986: the Customer as its raison d'être.