06.07.2017 | CSR
Imagine being able to visit your local clerk to open a bank account with no income or asset requirements. And accessing your account from anywhere by using an app. That’s exactly what Compte-Nickel offers! The new offer from the BNP Paribas Group aims to make banking accessible to everyone, without discrimination. It’s a product that also responds to the tenth UN Sustainable Development Goal to “reduce inequalities”.
In 2014, a financial startup launched a unique banking offer, called Compte-Nickel.
Compte-Nickel is an essential offer at a time when 500,000 French customers do not have access to a bank account, despite the right to a bank account affirmed by the country’s Banking Act in 1984. Indeed, a bank account is necessary to receive salaries, wire transfers and manage a personal budget. The programme’s success has reached impressive heights, with nearly 600,000 accounts opened as of May 2017.
The Group has always expressed its intention to accompany evolutions in the market and consumer needs by updating its services and products.
Loyal to its CSR charter that aims to “make its products and services widely accessible”, BNP Paribas reconfirms its intention to offer a pertinent and concrete response to all groups.
Examples abound that illustrate BNP Paribas’s actions in favour of banking inclusion. One notable effort to expand banking accessibility is Hello Bank!, the online banking offer accessible from anywhere that delivers uniquely flexible savings solutions.
Accessibility is not just for banking offers:
BNP Paribas is fully committed to fighting poverty and expanding access to all financial services. Organized around 12 commitments and 4 pillars, the Group’s CSR policy enables it to serve as a key player for economic, social and civic change. BNP Paribas’s CSR commitment echoes the Sustainable Development Goals established by the UN in 2015 and that aim to “end poverty, fight inequalities and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030”.