Our History - BFF Banking Group
BFF Banking Group is the largest independent specialty finance in Italy and a leading player in Europe, specialized in the management and non-recourse factoring of trade receivables due from the Public Administrations, securities services, banking and corporate payments.
The Group operates in Italy, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Greece, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and Spain.
LEADER IN EUROPE
BFF is the leading player in the management and non-recourse factoring of trade receivables due from Public Administrations and National Healthcare system in Europe, operating in 9 Countries.
The merger with DEPObank expands our perimeter to securities services and banking & corporate payments.
TRANSFORMED INTO A BANK, LISTED AT THE ITALIAN STOCK EXCHANGE, AND EXPANDED ABROAD
BFF becomes a bank (2013), and lists at the Italian Stock Exchange in 2017.
Growing in Europe through acquisition in Central Eastern Europe (2016). The international offer is present in Portugal, Greece, Croatia, and France. The business in Spain is consolidated through the acquisition of IOS Finance (2019).
RESILIENT DURING CRISIS, STARTING THE INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION
The international expansion starts in Europe (2010 in Spain).
BFF offer comes available to all suppliers of Public Administrations and National Healthcare Systems, in line with clients’ needs.
Founded by a group of pharmaceutical companies to answer their needs of managing and collecting public entities’ receivables, BFF has soon become a leader in its reference market.
Updated on March 4, 2020
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DATA PROTECTION OFFICER
The Data Controller, according to the article 37 of the Regulation (UE) 2016/679, appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO) reachable at the e-mail address DPO@bffgroup.com.
TYPES OF DATA PROCESSED
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LINK TO OTHER WEBSITES
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OPTIONAL SUPPLY OF DATA
Except for what specified for navigation data, the User is free to provide his/her Personal data. However, the failed provision thereof may entail the impossibility to obtain the service requested.
Personal data are processed electronically for the time strictly necessary to achieve the goals for which they were collected. Specific security measures are observed to prevent loss of data, illicit or incorrect use and unauthorized access. Pursuant to Article 32 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, BFF Bank S.p.A. has adopted all the necessary security measures to guarantee the protection of the Personal Data being processed, limiting the risks relating to the confidentiality, availability and integrity of the personal data collected and processed.
DATA SHARING, COMMUNICATION AND DIFFUSION
Data collected may be transferred or communicated to subsidiaries of BFF Banking Group for activities strictly connected and instrumental to the operation of the service, such as the management of IT systems, or for processing operations effected by the other group companies for the same purposes. The Personal Data provided by the User requesting dispatch of informative material (brochures, informative material, etc..) is used only to perform the service or provision requested and are disclosed to third parties only if this is necessary for that purpose (companies that provide mailing services, labelling, shipping).
Besides those circumstances, data will not be communicated, nor granted to anyone, except where provided by contract or with the concerned party’s consent. In this respect, Personal data may be transmitted to third parties, but only and exclusively provided that:
- There is the explicit consent to share the data with third parties;
- There is a need to share the information with third parties to provide the service requested;
- This is necessary to comply with requests of the judicial or public security authorities.
No data deriving from the web service is disseminated.
RIGHTS OF DATA SUBJECTS
Data subjects have the right to obtain by BFF Bank S.p.A., in the foreseen cases, the access to own personal data, the rectification or the erasure of them or the restriction or object of data processing (art. 15 and following of the Regulation). To exercise the aforementioned rights the Data Subject can contact the Data Controller by writing to BFF Bank S.p.A., via Domenichino, n. 5, 20149, Milano. The Bank appointed a Data Protection Officer (DPO) reachable at the e-mail address DPO@bffgroup.com.
RIGHT TO LODGE A COMPLAINT
The Data Subjects who consider that the processing of their personal data carried out through this website happens in violation of the provisions of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 have the right to lodge a complaint to the Supervisory Authority as provided by art. 77 of the same Regulation, or to an effective judicial remedy (art. 79 of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679).
AMENDMENTS TO THESE PRIVACY POLICIES
BFF Bank S.p.A. periodically reviews the content of this document to comply with amendments legislative, organisational or due to technological evolution.