Business expansion
île de France; Val-de-Marne;
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Financial Service Activities, Except Insurance And Pension Funding
64.19 - Other monetary intermediation

400 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
26 November 2019
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2020
Foreseen end date
1 January 2024


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.



Eurofound (2019), Financière des Paiements Electroniques, Business expansion in France, factsheet number 99175, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99175.