The Crédit Coopératif Group aims to finance ‘social economy’ organisations – non-profit associations, mutual and cooperative companies – by providing a range of general banking services as well as customised products according to the customers’ needs. As a cooperative bank, Crédit Coopératif’s capital is held by its customers, which take part in the bank’s activity and strategy. Crédit Coopératif is the first and currently the only bank established in France accepted to join the GABV (Global Alliance for Banking on Values).
The origins of Crédit Coopératif date back to the late 19th century when a group of co-operators decided to set up their own bank. Since then, it has regularly developed its activities, customer base and network while remaining true to its vocation of financing the social economy, and is now accessible to committed individual clients. It is also a pioneer of solidarity-based finance.