Headquartered in Paris, BNP Paribas is a banking and financial services provider.
It came into existence in 2000 as a result of a merger between Paribas and Banque National de Paris.It operates in three core businesses: retail banking and services, corporate and institutional banking, and other activities like investment management and sovereign debt management. It also offers wealth management services to select clientele. With its presence in over 75 nations, it has one of the most extensive banking networks. It operates in its four domestic markets of France, Luxembourg, Italy, and Belgium. In London, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore, it has investment banking operations. It also has its presence in India, being the second oldest foreign bank to start operating in the country.