1968: BPE opens a representative office in Paris that became a subsidiary that by 1991 had a network of 14 branches in France.
1992: BPE converts its subsidiary in France into a joint venture with Banco Comercial Português under the name Banco Popular Comercial.
2000: BPE establishes a network of branches in Portugal.
2002: BPE and Banco Comercial Português part ways; Banco Popular Comercial becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Banco Popular and changes its name to Banco Popular France. In Portugal, Banco Popular buys Banco Nacional de Crédito (BNC) and transfers its existing branches there to BNC. Later, in 2005, BNC changed its name to Banco Popular Portugal.
2007: BPE bought a small bank in Southern Florida (United States of America) called TotalBank for US$300 million. The bank has 14 branches in Miami Dade County and 250 employees.