Essential reference books for a comprehensive understanding of the history of the BNP Paribas Group
The BNP Paribas Group
Banquiers d'avenir. Des comptoirs d'escompte à la naissance de BNP Paribas
(Bankers of the Future: from discount banks to the creation of BNP Paribas)
Paris, Albin Michel, 2000‐176 pages
Accompanied by extensive illustrations, this history of the BNP Paribas Group (from the creation of the discount banks in 1848 up until the merger of BNP and Paribas in 2000) presents all the institutions whose legacies have been inherited by the Group, including CNEP, BNC, BNCI, BNP and the Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas.
1872‐1972. Paribas, l'Europe et le monde
(1872‐1972: Paribas, Europe and the World)
Anvers, Fonds Mercator, 1992 - 320 pages
The historian Eric Bussière traces the history of the Banque de Paris et des Pays-Bas, which became Paribas, beginning in 1872. It focuses on the European and global aspects of the bank and on its participation in the major financial transactions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
De la 4CV à la vidéo. 1953‐1983, ces trente années qui ont changé notre vie.
Histoire du Cetelem
(From the 4CV to video. 1953‐1983: thirty years that changed our lives. A history of Cetelem)
Gérard de Chaunac‐Lanzac (Dir.)
Paris, Communica International, 1983 ‐ 240 pages
Produced to commemorate Cetelem’s 30th anniversary, this book traces the history of consumer credit, placing it in the broader context of the evolution of French society during the “Glorious Thirty” postwar boom years, to which is closely linked
BNP Paribas BGL
Belgique‐Luxembourg. Les relations belgo‐luxembourgeoises et la Banque Générale du Luxembourg (1919‐1994)
(Belgium‐Luxembourg. Belgian-Luxembourg relations and the Banque Générale du Luxembourg (1919‐1994))
G. TRAUSCH (dir.)
Luxembourg, B.G.L., 1995 - 445 pages
BNP Paribas Fortis
D’AG à Fortis, 175 ans d’assurance en Belgique
(From AG to Fortis: 175 years of insurance in Belgium)
René BRION, Jean-Louis MOREAU
Anvers, Fonds Mercator, 1999 - 438 pages
A history of the main insurance group in Belgium, from its foundation in 1824 to its transformation into a bancassurance group (Fortis Group), including its recent entry into the financial markets.
La Société Générale de Belgique, 1822-1997
René BRION, Jean-Louis MOREAU
Anvers, Mercator, 1998 - 514 pages
Focusing on its bank financing operations in national industry as well as on its holding activities from 1934, this history of Société Générale de Belgique highlights the role played by this quasi-institutional Belgian group for 175 years, up until its takeover by the Suez Group in 1988.
La Société Générale de Belgique 1822-1997. Le pouvoir d’un groupe à travers l’histoire
(La Société Générale de Belgique 1822-1997. The power of a group across history)
X. MABILLE, C.H. TULKENS, A. VINCENT
Brussels, Crisp, 1997 - 334 pages
This historical review of the Société Générale de Belgique Group was produced by the team of the Centre de Recherches et d’information sociopolitique (the Centre for Research and Socio-political Information). It focuses on the role of the company in the nation’s socio-economic development.
La Générale de Banque 1822-1997
E. BUYST, I. CASSIERS, H. HOUTMAN-DE SMEDT, G. KURGAN-VAN HENTENRYK, M. VAN MEERTEN, G. VANTHEMSCHE
Brussels, 1998 - 704 pages
A scientific study of the mixed bank (with both deposit and investment banking operations) founded in 1822, produced by several Belgian university professors specialising in financial and economic history. In particular, this study examines the bank’s transformation into a deposit bank in 1934 and the development of its banking activities and its national and international networks.
La Générale de Banque 1822-1997. Un défi permanent
(Générale de Banque 1822-1997: Continuously challenging the status quo)
Herman VAN DER WEE, Monique VERBREYT
Brussels, Racine, 1997 - 448 pages
Similar to the previous work, but more concise, as it is aimed at a wider audience. A lavishly illustrated volume that devotes particular attention to the role of the men who led the bank.