Australia & New Zealand
BNP Paribas has been supporting the Australian economy for over 130 years.
As the first major foreign bank in Australia, it was established in 1881 to finance the wool trade with Europe and today, we continue to support Australian businesses expand into the rest of Asia Pacific and into Europe.
BNP Paribas’ presence in China dates back to 1860 when it opened its first office in Shanghai.
Today, with nearly 500 staff based in China, BNP Paribas provides banking, financing and advisory services via its Corporate & Institutional Banking and International Financial Services divisions. One of only a handful of banks licensed to underwrite corporate debt in the China Interbank Bond Market, BNP Paribas helps foreign businesses expand onshore.
Established in Hong Kong in 1958, BNP Paribas services institutional and private investors, corporates, and financial intermediaries with a wide range of products and services.
Combined with a strong presence onshore in China and market-leading re capabilities, BNP Paribas is able to support Chinese businesses as they go abroad while supporting international players’ expansion plans in China.
BNP Paribas was one of the first banks to start a dialogue with India in 1860, beginning operations in Calcutta (renamed Kolkata).
Our eight branches now span across major cities with a suite of financial services. Today, BNP Paribas is the second oldest foreign bank on the Indian soil and is positioned amongst the leading corporate banks in India.
BNP Paribas has been present in Indonesia since 1970 and is currently the only French bank that has a fully-licenced subsidiary bank in Indonesia, as well as an Asset Management licence.
PT Bank BNP Paribas Indonesia’s Corporate and Institutional Banking capabilities range from Structured Finance, Fixed Income (Foreign Exchange and Interest Rate Swaps), Cash Management and Trade Solutions, as well as advisory services.
BNP Paribas has long-term relationships with leading organisations and our deep knowledge of the market is reflected in our being named Japan House of the Year over the past two consecutive years by Asia Risk.
The history of BNP Paribas in Japan dates back to 1867 when Comptoir National d’Escompte de Paris, the predecessor to BNP, opened a branch office in Yokohama.
BNP Paribas has been present in Malaysia since 1973. In 1993, BNP Paribas opened the Labuan Offshore Banking Unit and started its activities.
In 2007, BNP Paribas launched Asset Management activities and in 2009 its Islamic Asset Management activities. BNP Paribas was one of five foreign banks and the only European bank in 2010 to receive a full commercial licence in Malaysia, marking 45 years of continuous presence.
BNP Paribas established its presence in Manila in 1975 initially as a representative office.
In 1977, BNP Paribas Manila Offshore Branch became a licensed offshore banking branch. Today, it offers a broad range of products and services to its corporate and institutional clients, including loan syndication, bond underwriting, export finance, project and aviation finance; interest rate, foreign currency and commodity hedging and derivatives; correspondent banking and global trade solutions.
BNP Paribas established its presence in Singapore in 1968 and is a regional hub for South East Asia, offering products and services in Corporate and Institutional Banking (Advisory and Capital Markets, Financing Solutions, Custodian Services), Wealth Management and Asset Management.
Our clients include large multinationals, local and regional corporations, Financial Institutions and High Net Worth Individuals.
Established in South Korea since 1976 with a full banking licence, BNP Paribas combines global expertise and local know how for the benefit of its large corporate and international companies to major institutional investors.
Our insurance business Cardif also operates a joint venture company inside Korea.
BNP Paribas’ presence in Taiwan dates back to 1981 when it opened its first office in Taipei, followed by the addition of a second branch in Kaohsiung in 1991.
Today, over 600 people work in Taipei, Taichung, and Kaohsiung to provide comprehensive financial solutions to a wide range of clients including corporates, financial institutions, and individuals. The bank is also a prominent player in terms of the products and services it provides in the realm of wealth management, asset management and insurance.
BNP Paribas opened its representative office 1979 and has been operating as a full branch since 1997 in Thailand.
BNP Paribas Thailand offers a complete range of corporate banking services in THB and foreign currencies for domestic and international corporations.
BNP Paribas was amongst the first international banks to establish its presence in Vietnam in 1989 and obtained a full branch banking licence in 1992.
Multinational companies enjoy one-stop corporate and institutional banking services, covering working capital financing, cash management, supply chain, trade, and fixed income with significant positions both in local and foreign currencies. BNP Paribas is present in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi and manages a joint venture between Cardif and Vietcombank for its insurance business.