BNL is one of the leading Italian banking groups, with around 2.5 million private customers and 40,000 businesses and organisations. It heads up commercial banking (BNL bc), Artigiancassa (soft loans), Ifitalia (factoring) BNL Finance (salary loans) and BNL POSitivity (payment solutions).
BNL, with around 100 sales outlets in Italy, offers a wide range of banking, financial and insurance products and services, ranging from the traditional to the more innovative, dedicated to different market segments: retail and private, corporate and public.
BNL offers its private customers savings, investment, insurance and pension products, family financing (mortages, consumer credit) and e-banking services. This range of services has been renewed also thanks to the expertise and platforms of products, services and solutions offered by the BNP Paribas Group’s other business arms.
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 a Banca di diritto pubblico (Public-law Bank) 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 belonged to the BNP Paribas Group – one of the European leaders for banking and financial services and one of the best rated banks in the world – and Italy became the “second domestic market”.
Entry into the BNP Paribas Group boosted BNL’s competitive edge in the Italian and international market, as well as giving it new opportunities for expanding its range of product 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.