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.
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. (...).
After a record year in 2018, the first half of 2019 confirmed the Group's very strong performance, with once again very good commercial performances and ratios that attest to the Group's financial strength.
Discover Global Network and Arkéa have signed an acquisition partnership. Cards from the international payment network will now be accepted by merchant customers of the Arkéa group's distribution networks, in physical points of sale, via local acceptance electronic payment solutions (electronic payment terminals), and online, via e-commerce payment pages. The Arkéa group's ATMs will also reference Discover network cards for cash withdrawals.
Arkéa Capital, the Arkéa group's subsidiary dedicated to private equity activities, announces the acquisition of a minority stake in the capital of Groupe HDV, a specialist in the construction of residential homes in the South West of France. A development capital operation carried out jointly with Irdi Soridec Gestion, alongside Didier Vicens, founder and President of Groupe HDV, and the management. This investment will enable the Groupe HDV to continue its strong development and to study possible external growth operations.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Crédit Mutuel Arkéa innovates lauching « Max », its own Fintech that will provide many services including non-financial services.