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BNP Paribas: no gambling in Monaco

BNP Paribas has announced two separate agreements designed to bolster its private banking business in Monaco. The two acquisitions, once finalized, will make BNP Paribas one of the leading private banks in the Principality. Following a number of other deals this year, the bank is leaving itself well placed to enhance profitability, while laying down strong foundations for longer-term growth.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Sep 2004
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CommentWire

BNP Paribas: Indian intentions

A new Indian subsidiary will allow BNP Paribas [BNP.PA] to offer more lucrative discretionary asset management services to wealthy Indians and help it meet its ambitious growth targets in the country. However, the bank may struggle to convince Indian HNWs to place their money in the hands of someone else.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jun 2004
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CommentWire

BNP Paribas: hedging ahead

BNP Paribas [BNP.PA] has announced that it is to acquire the Javelin Fund of Hedge Funds. The move will increase BNP's funds under management and give it more of a footing in the developing fund of hedge funds market. BNP should benefit from this exposure since investors will be looking for experienced investment managers as these alternative investments become more widely available in Europe.

Published By Datamonitor
13 Apr 2004
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CommentWire

BNP Paribas: fun in the sun for wealth management

BNP Paribas has opened an office in Marseille, France, to tap into wealthy clients there, and gives them access to one of the bank's unique selling points: philanthropy services. This follows a significant retail banking push in the Mediterranean region and capitalizes on both the bank's presence, and French high net worth individuals' responsiveness to internal bank referrals.

Published By Datamonitor
07 Jul 2011
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CommentWire

BNP Paribas: Cetelem finds partner in Russia

Cetelem has picked a strong partner in RSB to secure market leadership in Russian consumer credit. Macro-economic risks remain, but this is a market that is expected to mushroom over the next 10 years so it is well worth getting in early. For Russian Standard Bank, the deal should provide a secure umbrella for growth.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jul 2004
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CommentWire

Birmingham Midshires: mis-selling accusations fly

Mortgage bank Birmingham Midshires is scrambling to save its reputation after BBC mystery shoppers were allegedly encouraged by advisors to overstate their income for self-certification mortgages. Banks should make proactive investigations into self-certification mortgage selling now if they want to keep a full mis-selling spree at bay.

Published By Datamonitor
28 Oct 2003
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CommentWire

Biometric banking technology: the future is now

In an attempt to offer increased convenience and protection to customers, the Japanese Bankers Association has announced plans to establish a standardized biometric customer identification system. If the technology proves successful, other banks may follow suit, although numerous concerns need to be overcome before this can become a reality.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Jul 2005
Expert View
Expert View

Big data is not the big solution

Big data can provide information on consumer behavior but doesn't provide the insight into motivations and attitudes required for customer engagement and satisfaction.

Published By Datamonitor
08 Jul 2013
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CommentWire

Bear Stearns: latest victim of the sub-prime crisis

The effective collapse of Bear Stearns and its subsequent takeover by JPMorgan Chase is the start of further consolidation in US investment banking. Further, the market now has an indicative value for mortgage-backed securities held in banks' portfolios.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Mar 2008
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CommentWire

BBVA: still well placed despite slowing growth

Published By Datamonitor
24 Apr 2001

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