BNP Paribas Fortis is 4 out of 10 offices close: 2.200 jobs disappear

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BNP Paribas Fortis gaat 4 op de 10 kantoren sluiten: 2.200 banen verdwijnen

BNP Paribas Fortis wants to do by the end of 2021, as around forty percent of its bank branches to close. That the bank Friday morning published. As expected, dying there at that date, so’n to 2,200 jobs. That the company wants ‘as many as possible through natural turnover and through plans for voluntary departure, realize’.

The reduction comes because more and more customers to digital banking, via computer, tablet or smartphone, and less often to their office visit. “We need to take into account the exponential evolution of digital banking and banking on the distance, while we have a strong physical presence to keep on the Belgian market’, it sounds in a press release.

BNP Paribas Fortis had at the beginning of this year, 678 offices. By the end of 2021, there will be 411 remain. Four out of the ten offices are going to close. There in the remaining offices investment in renovation and refurbishment with a view to the digital evolution.”

The transformation plan also means that by the end of 2021 about 2,200 full-time jobs will disappear. The bank emphasises that this will be done in consultation with the social partners. Friday morning will also find a special works council.

1.9 billion euro net profit

“The current collective bargaining agreement negotiations would result in a framework that is necessary for the reduction of the workforce in a socially responsible way to support, namely as far as possible through natural turnover and through plans for voluntary departure’, is the.

BNP Paribas Fortis posted last year a net profit of over 1.9 billion euro, so she made Friday also known. “The net profit held up well in 2018 (+1.8 percent compared to 2017, despite the slower economic growth, low interest rates and tensions in international trade’, says ceo Max Jadot. The credit portfolio and the deposits in the retailpoot names, each with more than 4 percent.