The Arkéa group maintains its determination to become independent and continues to work to achieve an orderly separation
The Board of Directors of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa, which met today, enabled the Executive Management to review the progress of the cooperative and territorial banking group's independence project. Discussions with the supervisory authorities are continuing in a calm and constructive climate. The Arkéa group reiterates its determination to continue working to achieve its independence.
In January 2018, the Board of Directors of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa mandated the Executive Management to take any action that would enable it to become an independent banking group, entirely separate from the Crédit Mutuel, while respecting its cooperative identity.
This independence project was approved by 94.5% of the local banks in an orientation vote held in April 2018. At the end of June 2018, the Board of Directors of Crédit Mutuel Arkéa validated the broad outlines of its target scheme. Since then, Arkéa has been resolutely committed to the operational implementation of its independence.
BtoB: Arkéa sets up a long-term partnership with Axa Banque
The Arkéa group, in particular through its subsidiary Arkéa Banking Services (ABS}, announces a long-term partnership with AXA Banque, a subsidiary of AXA France, which has entrusted it with the management of part of its activities.
On 1 October, 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 Arkéa group subsidiary dedicated to white label services.
This partnership will support the growth of AXA Banque, a strategic asset for AXA France and its networks. Customers and networks will benefit from new innovations and an excellent level of service quality. Arkéa's recognised experience and technical expertise in retail banking will drive a new dynamic for AXA Banque, its network and its customers.
Frédéric Diverrez, member of Arkéa's Executive Committee in charge of BtoB activities, comments: "The signing of this long-term partnership with AXA Banque follows on from a collaboration initiated in 2015 by Monext, a subsidiary of the Arkéa group specialising in electronic banking. The Arkéa group's teams are enthusiastically committed to supporting AXA Banque in the transformation of its operating model. For 10 years, Arkéa Banking Services has been putting its experience and technical expertise at the service of financial institutions, insurers and fintechs to enable them to focus on two priority issues: their core business and customer relations, with the assurance of benefiting from the latest innovations and proven service quality. »
Frédéric Diverrez is appointed Head of the BtoB and specialised services Division of the Arkéa group
Frédéric Diverrez, 49, takes over the management of the division in charge of BtoB activities and specialised services at Arkéa, and joins the Executive Committee of the cooperative and territorial banking group. Since 2017, he was Chairman of the Executive Board of Monext, the group's subsidiary specialising in electronic payments. Frédéric Diverrez succeeds Tarak Achich, who has chosen to leave the group to devote himself to a new project.
Fully committed to its stakeholders during the crisis, the Arkéa group displays solid results
Arkéa's Board of Directors today approved the financial statements for the first half of 2020. In an economic context strongly impacted by the health crisis, the Group maintains a strong commercial momentum and proves, by the very good performance of its financial indicators, the relevance of its strategic choices and the resilience of its business model. Faithful to its values and convictions, the cooperative and collaborative banking group is fully committed, in the face of this unprecedented situation, to supporting its individual, professional and corporate customers in its territories.
The Arkéa group and the EIB are stepping up their support for SMEs and medium-sized companies affected by the Covid-19 crisis through dedicated financing
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 EIB has granted the Arkéa group a total of €200m to lend to SMEs and and medium-sized companies eligible for the scheme. The two entities confirm their commitment to the development of French businesses, which are a source of vitality for the regions.