BNP Paribas is a global bank and financial services company based in Paris, France. The bank was formed by the merger of two large financial institutions, namely Banque Nationale de Paris (BNP) and Paribas in the year 2000. According to its official website, as of 2012, BNP Paribas was the fourth-largest bank in the world in terms of its total assets in the official poll released by Bloomberg and Forbes. BNP Paribas has its global headquarters in London.
The bank’s business division are split into three categories or units: Retail Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking and Investment Solutions.