BNL is one of Italy’s major banking groups, with approximately 2.5 million individual customers and 40,000 business and institutional clients. Today, the Group also includes BNL bc (commercial banking operations), Artigiancassa (concessional credit), Ifitalia (factoring), BNL Finance (salary loans) and BNL POSitivity (payment solutions).
With around 1000 sales outlets in Italy, BNL offers a wide selection of banking, financial and insurance products and services, ranging from the traditional to the more innovative, designed specifically for the various market segments. For years, the bank’s strategy with regard to businesses and professionals has been to focus on satisfying their particular needs, and on achieving continuous innovation in the interests of doing so.
With its illustrious traditions and considerable experience, BNL supports businesses and professionals in their administrative and management activities through the use of its collection and payment systems. It also offers a Remote Banking service, so that they can enter the bank from the comfort of their own office, and various types of loan to support medium and long-term investments required for development purposes.
With over 100 years of history behind it, BNL is now one of the best known brands in Italy. Founded in 1913 as the Istituto di Credito per la Cooperazione, in 1992 it was converted into a joint-stock company from Banca di diritto pubblico (Public-Law Bank), which had been controlled by the Treasury. In 1998, BNL was listed on the Milan Stock Exchange following its privatisation through a public offering.
Since 2006 the Bank has been part of the BNP Paribas Group – a European leader in banking and financial services and one of the best rated banks in the world – and Italy has become BNP Paribas’ “second domestic market”.
Joining the BNP Paribas Group has boosted BNL’s competitive edge in the Italian and international market, as well as giving it new opportunities for expanding its range of products and services. The development strategy implemented by the Bank has accelerated the pace of new customer acquisition, both on the retail and on the corporate front.