The employees and technological expertise of KLELine will gradually reinforce the Group's Internet operations and R&D teams.
The BNP Paribas Group is a major player in retail banking in France, and is a market leader in distance banking and e-commerce:
- for corporate clients, the Group offers a wide range of Internet services (BNP Net Entreprises, Business Village, Autovalley) and e-commerce solutions (secured payments using the SSL protocol, creation and development of proprietary e-commerce activities through the Télécommerce range, and soon the possibility of making payments over the Internet using smart-card readers with the launch of the Cyber-COMM range).
- for individual customers, the Group has a range of Internet and telephone banking services (BNP Net, Banque Directe, BNP en ligne) and on-line brokerage facilities through Cortal.
By consolidating its Internet strategy, BNP Paribas intends to continue its investments in Internet-related activities, and will allocate the capital and human resources needed to ensure that the Group is able to meet its targets.