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September 17, 2009 - Group

Italy: Fortis and BNP Paribas Assurance enter into a strategic partnership in non-life bancassurance with UBI Banca

- Acquisition of majority stake in UBI Assicurazioni, one of the leading non-life bancassurance players in Italy- Long term exclusive distribution agreement with UBI Banca, a top 5 Italian bank Fortis and BNP Paribas Assurance announce the acquisition of 50%…

September 9, 2009 - Group

BNP Paribas named ‘World’s Best Global Bank in Trade Finance 2009′

Global Finance Magazine has named BNP Paribas ‘World’s Best Bank in Trade Finance 2009′. BNP Paribas wins for the second time this global award and thus consolidates its position of leader in Trade Finance. This distinction comes after having been…

August 26, 2009 - Group

BNP Paribas is 10 years old!

August 26, 1999 witnessed the birth of France’s premier bank, a new European leader in financial services. The creation of the BNP Paribas Group, led by Michel Pébereau, then Chairman and CEO of BNP, was at that time the largest…

August 4, 2009 - Group

BNP Paribas receives numerous awards

BNP Paribas received the title of “Energy Finance House of the Year”, awarded by Energy Risk, a publication specialized in various markets such as, hydrocarbon, gas, and electricity. The jury was particularly impressed by BNP Paribas’ capacity to adapt their…

July 20, 2009 - Group

Philippe Marchessaux to head BNP Paribas’ asset management businesses

BNP Paribas has appointed Philippe Marchessaux to head BNP Paribas’ asset management businesses. He succeeds Gilles Glicenstein as Head of BNP Paribas Investment Partners and CEO of BNP Paribas Asset Management. Philippe has over 20 years experience working across BNP…

June 25, 2009 - Group

BNP Paribas Real Estate ranked no. 1 in Europe and no. 5 internationally*

BNP Paribas Real Estate has been named number one real estate services agent in Europe and fifth globally, according to leading real estate magazine Property Week’s annual league table, which is the benchmark ranking for the property sector. This ranking…

May 12, 2009 - Finance

BNP Paribas completes the acquisition of Fortis Bank and forms a strategic partnership in insurance with Fortis

Fortis bank is now part of the BNP Paribas Group, which becomes the number 1 bank in the eurozone by deposits with a domestic retail business now in four founding countries of the European Union: Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg….

April 29, 2009 - Finance

The combination of BNP Paribas and Fortis Bank is widely approved by Fortis Holding’s shareholders

BNP Paribas wishes to thank the Fortis shareholders who voted for the BNP Paribas plan at their General Meetings of April 28 and 29, 2009. BNP Paribas also wishes to extend thanks to its partners: – The governments of Belgium…

April 15, 2009 - Group

In the banking-insurance sector, BNP Paribas is the market leader in ISO certification

With more than 70 ISO certifications, BNP Paribas is today: (1) – The world leader in ISO 9001 certification in the banking and insurance sectors; – The first bank to be jointly certified in ISO 9001 and ISO 20000 in…

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