- BNL signs an agreement with the Enel Group company dedicated to SMEs for the energy and seismic requalification of the Italian real estate sector
Rome, January 21st, 2021 - BNL Gruppo BNP Paribas and Enel X - the business line of the Enel Group dedicated to advanced energy services and products - have launched a partnership on Eco-Sismabonus and Superbonus, the instruments prepared by the Italian Government thanks to which important economic returns for the country and positive environmental impacts are expected through the redevelopment of buildings both from an energy point of view and from a seismic safety point of view.
The agreement will allow SMEs to benefit from a qualified and dedicated service on both the technical-fiscal and financial front.
BNL is the first bank to develop this synergy with Enel X and, thanks to its consolidated experience in the various forms of sustainable business, will aim to accompany customers thanks to a specialized structure: the Green Desk.
This will guarantee not only consultancy and support services in the various phases of start-up and development of the process, but also the possibility of acquiring the tax credits provided for by Eco-Sismabonus and Superbonus and responding to any requests for financing that the company may have.
BNL will also deal with interacting with the Mediocredito Centrale Guarantee Fund for the counter guarantee of the loan itself.
"We are very pleased to have signed this agreement dedicated to companies that can now count on the know-how of Enel X and on the advanced financial solutions of BNL to leverage on all the advantages related to the Superbonus and other tax incentives in the field of building redevelopment,” said Augusto Raggi, Head of Enel X Italy. "We want to help make Italy's real estate assets safer, more efficient and sustainable and that is why we have created ViviMeglio, the business line that supports customers, condominiums and companies, in all the steps necessary to carry out the energy requalification, in safety and modernization of the buildings we work on."
"The agreement with a specialized partner such as Enel X,” said Marco Tarantola, Deputy General Manager of BNL and Head of the Commercial Banking Division, “represents the further development of our open banking strategy with which we are consolidating, together with the best companies of different industries, our role of “bank as a platform”, where customers can find the answer to not only financial needs for their daily life but also their own life projects. We do all this with commitment and attention to the issues of sustainability - social, environmental and economic - to make our contribution as a Bank and as a Group to a better future, attentive to people's wellbeing and health.”
Enel X is Enel's global business line dedicated to the development of innovative products and digital solutions in sectors where energy is showing the greatest potential for transformation: cities, homes, industries, and electric mobility. The company is a global leader in the advanced energy solution sector, managing services such as demand response for over 6 GW of total capacity at global level and around 116 MW of storage capacity installed worldwide, as well as a leading player in the electric mobility sector, with more than 170,000 public and private EV charging points made available around the globe. Innovation and sustainability are at the heart of Enel X’s strategy since its inception, with circular economy being the perfect combination of these two elements, applied in many of Enel X’s products and services.
BNL, with over 100 years of activity, is one of the main Italian banking groups and one of the best known brands in Italy, present throughout the country with Branches, Private Banking Centers, Business Centers "Creo BNL for the Entrepreneur", Corporate Banking and Public Administration. BNL offers a wide range of solutions, products and services, from the most traditional to the most innovative, to meet the multiple needs of customers (individuals and families, businesses, organizations and institutions). BNL has been in BNP Paribas since 2006, a Group present in 71 countries, with approximately 199,000 employees, of which over 151,000 in Europe, where it has four domestic markets: Belgium, France, Italy and Luxembourg. BNP Paribas holds key positions in its major business sectors: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (retail banking networks and financial services are included by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking. BNL is particularly committed, like the whole BNP Paribas Group, to economic, social and environmental sustainability; a #PositiveBanking strategy that summarizes the Bank's ambition to generate, through its business, a positive impact on customers, employees and the entire community, contributing to a more sustainable future.