Fortuneo Banque, a Crédit Mutuel Arkéa's subsidiary, has been sponsoring the profesionnal cycling team Fortuneo - Oscaro since 2013. The team announces the hiring of Warren Barguil who won the prestigious King of the Mountains Polkadot Jersey during the recent Tour de France, of Amaël Moinard and Jérémy Maison.
With its Ark'ensol association, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa affirms its commitment to serving its home regions.
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.
On the occasion of the 32nd "Mieux Vivre Votre Argent" Corbeilles ceremony, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa won the "Corbeille d'or", the highest distinction which rewards banks whose funds have obtained the best performances over one year. Dominique Andro, Associate Executive Officer of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa comments:"This Corbeille d'or rewards the work of management teams and physical and digital distribution networks"
In a contrasted economic and financial environment, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa's results are at their highest level, demonstrating very good commercial and operational performances in its various business lines and confirming once again the strength of its balance sheet.
Crédit Mutuel Arkéa and France Digitale, the reference association for the digital ecosystem, are offering a new educational video for entrepreneurs to help them obtain bank financing to support the development of their business.
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 has launched an investment fund dedicated to support pioneers in three lines of business : the energy transition towards renewable energy, the circular economy and societal entrepreneurship. This € 20M fund will be able to support early stage venture capital funding of innovative firms.
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.
Crédit Mutuel Arkéa’s business-to-business (BtoB)* activities, which were launched in the late 1980s through distribution agreements with third-party branch networks, are generating additional growth thanks to private label banking services. Dominique Andro, Associate Executive Officer of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa and the head of Specialized Networks and Services, sheds light on this component of the Group’s strategy.
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.
Crédit Mutuel Arkéa has set up a new Executive Committee whose mission is to support the group's business plan : Arkéa 2020.