Arkéa replaces its subsidiary Fortuneo as a major partner of the professional cycling team.
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. (...) 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.
In line with a benchmark 2017 financial year, the cooperative banking group maintained its performance at the highest level and set new records, with net income group share at €437 million, up 2.1%, up 30% over the past two years.
Arkea Banking Services, the subsidiary of Arkea Group dedicated to white‐label banking services, and Docomo Digital Germany GmbH entered into an agreement subject to acquire 100% German bank Net‐m privatbank 1891, a German digital bank which enables its partners to provide financial services to their clients.
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.
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 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.
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 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.