The Board of Directors of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa unanimously appointed Julien Carmona as Chairman of the cooperative and territorial banking group. He was elected to the Board by the Chairmen of the local banks of the Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne and Crédit Mutuel du Sud-Ouest federations, with 94.5% of the votes cast, at the General Meeting on 11 May. He succeeds Jean-Pierre Denis who held the position since 2008.
In an environment deeply marked by the economic and health crisis, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa posted solid results and financial structure. The cooperative and regional banking group was particularly mobilized during this unprecedented year to support its members and customers through concrete and immediate measures, including a considerable strengthening of solidarity measures.
AXA Banque will transfer its IT activities and part of its back-office activities to Arkéa Banking Services. Nearly 180 AXA Banque employees will then join Arkéa Banking Services, the subsidiary of the Arkéa group dedicated to white label services.
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Arkéa group have announced a financial package to help French SMEs and and medium-sized companies (ETIs) weakened by the Covid-19 health crisis. The two entities confirm their commitment to the development of French businesses, which are a source of vitality for the regions.
In an article in the daily newspaper Le Télégramme, Hélène Bernicot, CEO of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, reminds us of the stakes involved in the fight for Arkéa's autonomy, which is much simpler than it seems, could be summed up as follows: which bank do we want - us, individual customers, companies, local authorities, associations - for tomorrow? A consolidated, centralised, more distant bank, less able to understand local issues and adapt to individual situations? Or a medium-sized bank, free to make its own choices, more flexible, rooted in its territories, in close contact with customers, elected representatives and local authorities? These are the terms in which the debate about Arkéa is being framed.
This endorsement is a commitment. The Arkéa group is committed to helping its 4.7 million members and customers - individuals, professionals, businesses and associations - to carry out their projects. It is also an ambition to contribute to the responsible and sustainable development of society and the regions.Discover our presentation booklet.
Arkéa completed a second bond issue with social impact . This €750 million fund-raising will contribute to the economic development of regions in a context of unprecedented health crisis, via the financing/refinancing of loans to SMEs and the health sector in particular.
Arkéa has announced the launch of a project for a sector of excellence dedicated to the development and support of fintechs. For Ronan Le Moal, CEO of the group, this project "supports our ambition to impose ourselves as the financial hub model that provides the best response to the aspirations and lifestyles of today and tomorrow".
Crédit Mutuel Arkéa has defined its objectives in terms of combating global warming by 2024. Crédit Mutuel Arkéa is convinced that climate is both a risk factor and a development opportunity for the group and the regions.
Crédit Mutuel Arkéa is committed to phasing out coal by 2030 on a worldwide basis and, as of 2021, is strengthening its financing and investment framework for companies whose activity is linked to coal.
Arkéa increases its Solidarity budget to more than €4 million, to provide financial assistance to its customers - individuals, professionals and associations - weakened by the Covid-19 crisis. It is the Boards of Directors of each local bank of the CMB and CMSO federations that allocates the aid, after studying the concrete situations.
Arkéa has signed an agreement subject to conditions precedent relating to the acquisition of 80% of the capital of fintech Budget Insight, a real technological nugget in the data aggregation and payment initiation sector. Clément Cœurdeuil and Romain Bignon, founders of Budget Insight, as well as the management will remain shareholders of the company. The Arkéa Group is strengthening its position as a collaborative bank serving its partners and customers. Budget Insight's expertise in data aggregation and enrichment will enable it to offer customers a simple and seamless experience by integrating financial and extra-financial services into consumer usage.