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SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

5,000 BACK-TO-SCHOOL LOANS

Since 2014, a back-to-school loan has been offered in five countries to finance and spread the cost of sending a child to school over 11 months. Another package – Capital Études – is aimed at students in higher education and combines a savings account with insurance.

Photo : Guinea - Since 2014 BICIGUI has offered specific loans to better prepare for back-to-school periods.

Photo : Belgium - In 2014, BNP Paribas Fortis doubled its SRI collections from private-banking clients, notably thanks to an effective information mechanism and to quality products.

RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT

A VERY DYNAMIC COLLECTION

With 3.8 billion euros collected at the end of 2014 in its socially responsible investment (SRI) funds, BNP Paribas Wealth Management easily exceeded its target of 2 billion euros. Its extensive, diversified and methodically-implemented product offering has captured underlying demand, increasing its commitments by 50% per year since 2010. The strategies to promote SRI put in place by BNP Paribas Fortis since 2013 have also been very effective. Inflows from private customers have doubled in one year by offering SRI mandates. It has also been sustained in the retail network with the distribution of the “SRI Note 2020” investment product and the launch in 2014 of a new SRI product: the structured green bonds from the World Bank. Result: the bank’s SRI assets have doubled, reaching 2.7 billion euros at the end of 2014.