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Hello bank! is a digital direct bank owned by BNP Paribas that started operations in 2013. The bank operates in France, Belgium, Germany, Italy and Austria. BNP Paribas has claimed that is "the first 100% digital mobile bank in Europe".
Hello bank! Wikipedia
The project was first discussed in 2012 and the bank was launched in Belgium and Germany on May 16, 2013, then in France on June 17, 2013, in Italy on October 28, 2013 and most recently in Austria on August 1, 2015.
On February 13, 2014, the bank announced that they reached 177,000 customers in Europe.
Hello bank! offers the following products and services:Banking
The bank is supported through different BNP Paribas retail banking subsidiaries where they exist; these are: BNP Paribas in France, BNL in Italy, BNP Paribas Fortis in Belgium. BNP Paribas, BNL and BNP Paribas Fortis branches can be used to deposit checks or to withdraw money in these countries.
In Austria, Hello bank! operates its own network of branches.
In Belgium Hello bank! was one of the first three banks (along with BNP Paribas Fortis) to launch Google Pay in the country.
In Germany the local subsidiary of Hello bank! uses the brand name Consorsbank, but the logo and the brand colors are very similar to those used in the rest of the markets. In November 2016 it absorbed DAB Bank that BNP Paribas had acquired in 2014, with all customer accounts being transferred to Consorsbank.