EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Financière des Paiements Electroniques

Financière des Paiements Electroniques

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Val-de-Marne; île de France
Location of affected unit(s): Charenton-le-Pont


Sector: Financial services
Financial and insurance activities
64.19 - Other monetary intermediation
Number Employed: 350
Group: BNP Paribas

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 26-11-2019
Type of Restructuring: Business expansion
Employment Effect Start: 01-01-2020
Foreseen End Date: 01-01-2024
Planned Job Creation: 400

Additional Information

Financière des Paiements Électroniques (FPE), a new bank which has created  the 'Compte Nickel' brand, announced that it will hire 400 people. Now owned by the BNP Paribas banking group, FPE is launching its international operations in Spain next spring, followed by six other countries. This expansion plan provides for the recruitment of 100 people in France each year for four years. The bank currently employs 350 people.

The Nickel Account allows to open a bank account directly at a tobacconist shop, in real time, with a simple ID and a mobile phone number. The company targets are the  4 million accounts which will be opened in France by 2024 compared to 1.5 million opened to date.