BNP Paribas - Poland

General information about the bank
Société Générale de Banque (later BNP Paribas Fortis) began operations in Poland in 1919.

In 1920, Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas (Paribas) began operations in Poland.

In 1990, a representative office of Banque Nationale de Paris was opened in Warsaw, and in 1994 BNP-Dresdner Bank (Polska) SA received a banking license as a joint venture between BNP Paribas and Dresdner Bank AG.

In June 2001, the bank began operating as an independent company wholly owned by BNP Paribas and changed its name to BNP Paribas Bank Polska. In January 2006, it was transformed into a branch of BNP Paribas. Fortis Bank joined the BNP Paribas group in May 2009 under the name BNP Paribas Fortis. In May 2011, the bank was renamed BNP Paribas Bank Polska. In 2015, the merger of BNP Paribas Bank Polska S.A. was completed. with bank BGŻ S.A. Since this year, the bank has been operating under a new name: Bank BNP Paribas.

As of today, the BNP Paribas group is represented in 72 countries and employs more than 200,000 people, including about 150,000 in Europe.

Limits Only the director can open an account. An attorney cannot do this.
Pre-check procedure

Yes.
Account types
Personal, corporate, settlement, savings, investment.
Personal visit to the bank when opening an account

Required.
Irreducible account balance

Not. But in some service packages, the amount of the account maintenance fee depends on the balance.
Down payment

No.
Account opening period
2-4 weeks.

Required documents and information
- Statutory documents of the company under an apostille (usually, this is a standard stitching, including Certificate of Incorporation, Memorandum and Articles of Association, Minutes of First Meeting, etc). We analyze scanned copies and give recommendations on the completeness of documents;

- Extract from the Register under apostille;

- Documents leading to the shareholder / beneficiary (share certificate / trust declaration);

- Passport of the director and shareholder / beneficiary;

- Proof of the place of residence of the director and shareholder / beneficiary;

A local mobile phone number is required to open a bank account. We provide a new starter package, with which the account manager comes to a meeting with the bank manager.

Service language

English, Polish, Ukrainian, Russian.
Minimum turnover

Not. But in some service packages, the amount of the commission for servicing the account depends on the turnover amount.
Banking products

Internet banking, custodian services, insurance, leasing, asset management, investment consulting, risk management, debit and credit cards, loans, deposits, international transfers.
Service rates
Available here.

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