You are currently viewing our desktop site, do you want to visit our Mobile web app instead?
 Registered users can save articles to their personal articles list. Login here or sign up here

BNP Paribas to cut 500 jobs at securities services arm in France

Some of the posts will relocate to Portugal, the bank says.

BNP Paribas plans to cut around 500 jobs at its securities services arm in France, a union representative said on Thursday, as the bank seeks to reduce costs and retain competitiveness.

France’s biggest bank said all job cuts at BNP Paribas Securities Services would be through voluntary redundancies over the next three years. Some of the posts will relocate to Portugal, said Joel Debeausse, deputy national delegate for the SNB union at BNP Paribas.

“It is part of a preservation of BNP Paribas Securities Services’ competitiveness, which faces an increased pressure from world competition and low interest rates,” the bank said in a statement.

BNP Paribas Securities Services offers asset services and custodian services to asset managers.

In February, BNP Paribas announced a 350 million euros cost-cutting plan on its corporate and investment banking division, which comprises securities services, after a weak fourth quarter. The business has improved in the first half of the year, but Yann Gerardin, head of corporate and investment banking, has said it would remain under pressure.

Big European banks such as BNP Paribas have relied more on volatile corporate and investment banking after years of rock-bottom interest rates have limited returns in retail banking.

As part of the cost-cutting programme, BNP Paribas has sold off or closed unprofitable or subscale businesses, as it has already done with proprietary trading and US commodities.

BNP Paribas has previously announced plans to cut jobs in other units including its retail banks in Belgium and Poland. 

Get access to Moneyweb's financial intelligence and support quality journalism for only
R63/month or R630/year.
Sign up here, cancel at any time.

COMMENTS   0

To comment, you must be registered and logged in.

LOGIN HERE

Don't have an account?
Sign up for FREE

LATEST CURRENCIES  

USD / ZAR
GBP / ZAR
EUR / ZAR

Podcasts

SHOP NEWSLETTERS TRENDING CPD HUB

Follow us:

Search Articles:Advanced Search
Click a Company: