BGL BNP Paribas covers both general and specific banking needs for customers in the grand duchy and beyond. The bank offers a wide variety of financial services to individuals, businesses, and government institutions. For private consumers, it operates about 35 retail branches throughout Luxembourg and also offers Internet-based banking. For businesses, the bank offers such services as foreign-exchange transactions and international trade financing. It also engages in private banking for wealthy clients. In 2009 BNP Paribas acquired a 67% stake in BGL and 75% of its previous parent, Fortis.