By partnering with the ePayments business unit of the Ingenico Group, BNP Paribas is the first French bank to support its customers in their online sales development in Europe. E-merchants accept new payment methods in different currency.
BNP Paribas is an international bank and a leading e-commerce player in France, with a market share of nearly 30% of all e-commerce transactions. The partnership between BNP Paribas and the Ingenico Group helps the Bank’s customers to boost their online sales in Europe by accepting both international and local methods of payment. Ingenico’s ePayments solution, combined with BNP Paribas’ electronic payment solution, allows merchants in 14 European countries to accept online payments in 8 different currencies. BNP Paribas’ electronic payment solution is supported by the domestic platforms in France, Italy, and Germany, and a central platform covering 13 countries.
Jean-Marie Dragon, Head of Innovative Electronic Payment Solutions at BNP Paribas said: “Through this partnership, BNP Paribas confirms the strategic nature of e-commerce and its determination to support its customers in two major challenges in this market: international growth and fraud management”.
This partnership enhances BNP Paribas’ existing e-commerce offer while equipping customers with Ingenico’s ePayments’ fraud-detection tools, which identify and prevent fraud attempts.
Pierre-Antoine Vacheron, Executive Vice-President of Ingenico ePayments, added: “The Ingenico Group is delighted that BNP Paribas selected it to enrich its online payment solutions, which will help its customers to accelerate their international growth”.
About BNP Paribas’ French Retail Banking (FRB) business
The Group’s retail-banking business in France employs over 28,000 employees and serves 6.9 million individual customers, 560,000 self-employed professionals and VSEs (Very Small Enterprises), 31,000 companies (SMEs, mid-sized and large corporates), and 73,000 non-profit organisations. FRB is the market leader in France in corporate and private banking. With an organisation based on specialised client categories and designed to ensure optimal service, FRB offers a broad range of products and services from current accounts to sophisticated financing for companies and wealth-management solutions. FRB teams work in over 2,000 branches and 300 specialised hubs which include Wealth Management Centres, SME Centres, Innovation Hubs and Business Centres. The teams are deeply committed to meeting the needs of clients and to serving the wider economy. FRB also has a substantial presence on the social networks, notably Facebook, Twitter and Foursquare. BNP Paribas makes considerable ongoing investments in innovation and service quality, and in May 2013 launched Hello bank!, the first digital-native bank in Europe designed for mobile devices. This new customer channel complements FRB's suite of online-banking solutions that include Customer Contact Centres, internet and mobile banking, Net Agence (online branch), Net Crédit (online loans), Net Epargne (online savings & investments) plus 6,000 ATMs available for the convenience of both individual and professional clients throughout France.
Ingenico ePayments is the online and mobile commerce division of Ingenico Group. We connect merchants and consumers, enabling businesses everywhere to go further beyond today’s boundaries and creating the future of global commerce. As industry leaders since 1994, our innovative spirit drives us forward across all channels. We are the trusted partner of 65,000 small and large merchants who rely on us to make payments easy and secure for their customers. With advanced data analytics, fraud management solutions and cross-border commerce expertise, we help merchants optimize their business and grow into new markets around the world.
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