VIDEO – French women’s journey toward financial independence

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BNP customer in front of a safe deposit box in 1968. At that time having a bank account was still a mark of social status - BNP Paribas Historical Collections, Right reserved


On 13 July 1965, women in France became bank clients in their own right, when reforms to French Family Law were passed entitling every woman to undertake employment and open a bank account in her own name without authorisation from her husband.