The 'Cards and Payments Europe 2008' conference held in Brussels in June was the occasion for the presentation of the Cards International Global Awards. The conference, organised by the magazine Cards International for more than 20 years now, brought together more than 250 international banking professionals.
BNP Paribas Personal Finance (Cetelem) received the prize for the "Best Consumer Finance Company". The jury comprised international consultants, credit card industry experts, and the editorial team of Cards International magazine.
BNP Paribas Personal Finance was particularly successful in 2008, thanks to its expansion in Europe and Latin America and 1.5m new customers around the world.