History - BNP Paribas Colombia
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1822 -1913

1914 - 1965

1966 - 1999

2000 to the present

Key dates

  • 1822: Société Générale de Belgique established in Brussels
  • 1848: Comptoir National d’Escompte de Paris (CNEP) and Comptoir National d’Escompte de Mulhouse established
  • 1872: Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas (Paribas) established
  • 1874: Farmers National Gold Bank, the future Bank of the West, established in San Jose, California
  • 1913: Istituto Nazionale di Credito per la Cooperazione, which later became BNL, established in Rome
  • 1919: forerunners of the Polish bank BGZ (Bank Gospodarki Żywnościowej) founded
  • 1927: Kocaeli Halk Bankasi (KHB), later Türk Economi Bankasi (TEB), established
  • 1932: Banque Nationale pour le Commerce et l’Industrie (BNCI) established
  • 1945: leading French deposit banks, including the CNEP and the BNCI, nationalised
  • 1966: merger of the CNEP and BNCI to establish Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP)
  • 1979: BNP acquires Bank of the West
  • 1986: privatisation of Paribas (which had been nationalised in 1982)
  • 1993: privatisation of BNP
  • 1997: BNP Paribas.net website
  • 2000: BNP Paribas Group established
  • 2006 to 2009: acquisition of BNL, Fortis, BGL and TEB
  • 2007: start of the global financial meltdown
  • 2013: launch of Hello bank!
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