On 30 July 2021, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published the results of the EU-wide stress test carried out jointly with the European Central Bank (ECB). This exercise covered the 50 most important banks of the European Union and was conducted this year following the postponement of the 2020 exercise due to the health crisis.
The stress test results demonstrate BNP Paribas’ capacity to withstand a scenario of major stress based on extremely severe assumptions of economic and market evolutions. These assumptions are applied to an already exceptional context, deeply impacted by the health crisis and the persisting low rates environment and extend it.
The results of this thorough exercise conducted by EBA and ECB confirm the Group’s balance sheet strength and the quality of its risk policy.
BNP Paribas is the European Union’s leading bank and key player in international banking. It operates in
68 countries and has more than 193,000 employees, including nearly 148,000 in Europe. The Group has key positions in its three main fields of activity: Retail Banking for the Group’s retail-banking networks and several specialised businesses; Investment & Protection Services for savings, investment and protection solutions ; and Corporate & Institutional Banking, focused on corporate and institutional clients. The Group helps all its clients (individuals, community associations, entrepreneurs, SMEs, corporates and institutional clients) to realise their projects through solutions spanning financing, investment, savings and protection insurance. In Europe, BNP Paribas has four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg. The Group is rolling out its integrated retail-banking model across several Mediterranean countries, Turkey, Eastern Europe as well as via a large network in the western part of the United States. As a key player in international banking, the Group has leading platforms and business lines in Europe, a strong presence in the Americas as well as a solid and fast-growing business in Asia-Pacific.
BNP Paribas has implemented a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) approach in all its activities, enabling it to contribute to the construction of a sustainable future, while ensuring the Group's performance and stability.