Who we are

BNP Paribas: A history of putting our clients first

The BNP Paribas Group is born of successive mergers between several banks that were created during the industrial revolution early in the 19th century. From the start, these banks’ missions were to finance the economy and serve their customers worldwide. This long-standing purpose over two centuries is now deeply embedded in the Group’s fabric.

BNP Paribas was officially established on 23 May 2000 at the merger between BNP, France’s leading deposit bank, and Paribas, an international investment bank. But its features and values have been forged, transmitted and acquired over 200 years of history marked by developments, transformations and challenges – in a word, BNP Paribas represents two centuries of a bank at the service of the global economy.

The integrated model of the BNP Paribas Group enables us to offer our customers the financial stability of the largest bank in the eurozone with international reach and a full range of products and investments.

By developing privileged long-term relationships with our customers, we aspire to contribute to sustainable and responsible growth.

Company purpose: being at the service of our clients and the world we live in

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