Turnover: 62 million EUR (2019)

Country: France

Created in 2014 by Financière des paiements électroniques associated with Hugues le Bret and Ryad Boulaouar, Nickel can boast great success in its first year, with 70,000 customers having opened a Nickel account with a tobacconist. Today, the company boasts over 800,000 customers and a network of more than 2,800 tobacconists. It is aiming for 2 million customers by 2020. In 2017, it was acquired by BNP Paribas, while retaining its independence.

The company's growth has been spectacular, and it has become a nugget for BNP


Nickel, the French low-cost bank aiming to conquer Europe 25/09/2023

  • Founded in 2014, the Nickel account was acquired by BNP Paribas in 2017. Nickel is already present in Spain, Portugal and Belgium.
  • Nickel is aiming for 600,000 customers and 5,000 points of sale in Germany within the next five years.
  • Nickel employs 800 people. Nickel has been profitable since 2018, with net income of €7 million by 2022.
  • In France, Nickel's banking offer is distributed at a minimum annual subscription fee of €20, in 7,200 tobacconists.
  • 3.3 million people have opened a Nickel account, and the company expects to have 4 million account openings by 2024.
  • Two-thirds of Nickel customers have chosen it as their main bank.
  • The profile of Nickel customers is diverse: a third have banking problems, another third want to pay fewer bank charges, and the rest use Nickel as a secondary account.
  • At Nickel, the average annual banking bill is 70 euros.
  • Nickel plans to expand its product range to include term savings accounts, insurance and consumer credit.
  • Hello Bank! will soon be inviting 800,000 Orange Bank customers to join its ranks.

Nickel ready to forge partnerships in credit and insurance 06/07/2023

  • Nickel employs 800 people.
  • Nickel plans to expand its range of services, in particular by exploring the fields of credit, insurance and savings.
  • Nickel was acquired by BNP Paribas six years ago.
  • Nickel has 3.2 million customers.
  • Nickel offers banking services such as a Mastercard payment card, traditional online banking services and the possibility of withdrawing money for free at one of its 7,200 partner tobacconists for 20 euros a year.
  • Nickel has been profitable since 2018.
  • In 2022, Nickel posted net income of 7 million euros.
  • Nickel plans to launch a first offer at the end of the year in collaboration with other partners.
  • BNP Paribas, Nickel's parent company, is in talks with Orange to welcome up to 800,000 Orange Bank customers to its Hello Bank subsidiary.

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