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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.
"Arkéa's financial and commercial performance in all businesses has been remarkable in every respect, confirming the group's solidity, the relevance of its business model and its ability to create value in a fast-changing environment. The Arkéa group today has all the assets to position itself as a forerunner in finance at the service of a responsible economy and sustainable growth ", declared Chairman Jean-Pierre Denis at the end of the Board of Directors meeting that approved the financial statements for 2019.
Arkéa announces a €500 million bond issue to refinance projects in favor of social housing and the medico-social sector. Arkéa is one of the first European banking players in the social bond market.
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".
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.