With its Ark'ensol association, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa affirms its commitment to serving its home regions.
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".
Jean-Pierre Denis, President of the Arkéa Group, and Laurent Marti, President of the Union Bordeaux Bègles rugby club, signed a 5-year partnership on 7 June. Arkéa will appear on the jersey of the Gironde team that plays in the Top 14. "The partnership with the UBB is a great opportunity for the Arkéa Group, which wishes to strengthen its presence in Nouvelle Aquitaine, a region in which it has already been well established for a long time among individuals, companies and regional development players," said Jean-Pierre Denis. (...) If Arkea has now made the choice to commit to the UBB over five years, it is because we fully recognise its sporting project and ambitions. The club embodies human values of commitment and humility to which we are very attached, paying particular attention to the training of the young talents of tomorrow. All these reasons made a five-year partnership between the Arkéa Group and the UBB very natural at a time when the club is giving itself the means to embark on a new cycle of development and to cross new milestones.
The Arkéa Group has never been as solid and efficient as it is today,"said Jean-Pierre Denis, its Chairman, after the Board of Directors approved the 2017 financial statements. The territorial banking group achieved the best result in its history and all indicators are green. These excellent commercial and financial performances confirm the intrinsic strength and agility of a group that has built an original development model and found growth drivers in digital services and Business-to-Business activities.
The Arkéa and Paprec groups are joining skipper Sébastien Simon on the Imoca circuit, with a focus on participation in the Vendée Globe in 2020. Sébastien Simon will have the great privilege of being able to draw on the experience and recognised know-how of Vincent Riou, appointed technical director, who won the 20004-2005 edition of the prestigious solo event.
The new premises of online banking subsidiary Fortuneo, a subsidiary of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, were inaugurated on 25 January 2018. The building - Glazeo - houses the 300 Fortuneo employees of the Brest area. For Jean-Pierre Denis, Chairman of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, the event "is emblematic of the strong investment momentum in our regions, particularly here in Brittany. It also reflects the determination of a group that is solid, mobilized and committed to preserving its freedom of enterprise and development, now and in the future.
Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, through its subsidiary Arkéa Investment Services dedicated to asset management and private banking, acquires a 15% stake in Mandarine Gestion and strengthens its asset management expertise.
Crédit Mutuel Arkéa now offers Apple Pay in France to all customers of its distribution networks (Crédit Mutuel de Bretagne, Sud-Ouest, Massif Central, the personal assistant Max, Arkéa Banque Privée, Fortuneo).
Innovation has always been a key element of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa's strategy, which relies on its agility to remain at the cutting edge of usage and technology. "Whenever a change in our environment occurs, we try to see it as an opportunity,"says Ronan Le Moal, CEO of the group. Ronan Le Moal presents the Group's innovation strategy, focusing on the spirit, curiosity and openness of the group.
Crédit Mutuel Arkéa is the first French banking group to allow, via its three federations of Crédit Mutuel (Bretagne, Sud-Ouest, Massif Central) to subscribe to an online bank account and obtain immediate means of payment. Now, 9 minutes are enough to allow a prospect to open his or her own remote account and immediately have an RIB and a virtual credit card. This saves the client's time, but also saves his or her advisor's time, who can devote more time to studying and completing his or her clients' projects.
Crédit Mutuel Arkéa continues to invest in Fintech and acquires 80% share of the capital of Pumpkin whose mobile application facilitates cash transfers between friends and relatives. The startup's founders, Constantin Wolfrom, Hugo Sallé de Chou et Victor Lennel, remain shareholders and will have full autonomy to conduct its activities.
In a difficult economic environment and while undergoing a profound transformation, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa achieved record earnings. Its strong commercial and financial performance reflects the effectiveness of the particularly original and audacious strategy implemented by the Group since 2008 and confirms its intrinsic financial strength.
Crédit Mutuel Arkéa announced that it has acquired all of the business activities of Keytrade Bank, the undisputed Belgian leader for online banking. The transaction enables the Group to significantly accelerate its international development, which is one of the objectives of its Arkéa 2020 strategic business plan. Meanwhile, Keytrade Bank will continue its growth trajectory backed by a very solid and actively engaged banking group.
In the form of a short story, this video-scribing explains the key pillars and factors of Arkéa's strategy. This should enable the group to pursue its autonomous development at the service of its customers, territories and all its stakeholders, in increasingly competitive markets.
We Positive Invest, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa's social innovation fund, is investing in Algo Paint. This startup develops a range of natural seaweed-based paints that meet both environmental challenges and the requirements of private and professional users.
Arkéa Banque Entreprises et Institutionnels, which supports all contributors to regional economic development, has earmarked an amount of €100 M for environmental transition investments.
Crédit Mutuel Arkéa and BpiFrance contributed to the launch of the Hardware Club's first institutional fund. The Hardware Club is the first community-based venture firm for hardware startups.It looks for outstanding founders, building game-changing products or technologies, targeting very large markets.
Crédit Mutuel Arkéa innovates lauching « Max », its own Fintech that will provide many services including non-financial services.
Crédit Mutuel Arkéa and IBM completed their first blockchain project to improve the bank’s ability to verify customer identity. The result of this successful pilot is an operational permissioned blockchain network that provides a view of customer identity to enable compliance with Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements. This demonstrates the disruptive capabilities of blockchain technology beyond common transaction-oriented use cases.
Apigee® (NASDAQ: APIC), developer of an intelligent API platform for digital business, announced that Crédit Mutuel Arkea, a leading mutual, cooperative banking and insurance company in France, has selected the Apigee Edge API management software to help it harness the power of APIs (application programming interfaces) for its online banking and insurance solutions
Younited Credit, the leading online consumer lending platform in Continental Europe, has announced a capital increase of €40 million subscribed by its historical shareholders Eurazeo, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, AG2R La Mondiale and Weber Investissements, as well as new investors, including Bpifrance, Matmut Innovation and Zencap Asset Management.
Fintech Linxo raised 20 million euros from Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, Crédit Agricole and MAIF. As France's leading provider of bank account aggregation solutions, Linxo intends to develop an "enhanced financial assistant" to become the personal financial hub for users.
Later this year, Credit Mutuel Arkea will bring Apple Pay to customers in France. Apple Pay will be available to all customers from Credit Mutuel de Bretagne, Credit Mutuel du Sud Ouest, Credit Mutuel du Massif Central, the online bank Fortuneo, the personal financial advisor Max and Arkea Banque Privée. Apple Pay, an easy, secure, private way to pay, is fast and convenient and is transforming mobile payment.
Crédit Mutuel Arkéa gives its support to Ashoka's “Tech for Good” accelerator : ShareIT. ShareIT is dedicated to foster collaboration between leading social innovators and top tech talents, to build solutions that will address the most pressing social and environmental issues. All supported entrepreneurs will be offered a work desk within the “Ashoka Village” at the heart of Station F.