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Société Générale crowned best-performing French lender

July 4, 2022

France’s largest banks are well positioned to absorb the blows from risks stemming from exposure to Russia, after rebounding from the Covid-19 pandemic in impressive fashion.

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Natixis CIB looks forward with strong foundations for growth

March 29, 2022

Anne-Christine Champion outlines the corporate and investment bank’s plans for diversification and transformation.

French and German banks' fortunes diverge

September 21, 2021

French banks' in The Banker’s Top 1000 World Banks ranking outperform German rivals. 

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French banks’ pre-Covid soundness pays off

September 1, 2021

French banks went into the crisis well prepared, as their performance shows.

Solid French banks start to look beyond pandemic

August 10, 2021

As Covid-19 support measures are phased out, lenders have the capacity to manage exposures and limit loan losses.

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Crédit Agricole CIB uses AI to accelerate data and compliance tasks

May 7, 2020

Crédit Agricole’s corporate and investment banking unit has taken a technology-first approach to risk and compliance.

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French banks lead field in global push towards adopting green finance

April 6, 2020

Action by France’s banks to create sustainable finance strategies has also built expertise in a fast-growing sector. 

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French banks shore up defences with diverse and digital strategies

April 1, 2020

French banks are relying on a strategy of broadening their business and adopting mobile technology to see them through the coronavirus crisis.

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Covid-19 sabotages France’s upward trajectory

March 30, 2020

Despite an enforced lockdown, France might be better positioned to endure the coronavirus outbreak than its European neighbours. 

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Orange Bank leverages telco’s brand, footprint and data

April 1, 2019

Orange Bank’s deputy chief executive officer talks to The Banker about 5G’s potential impact on the banking industry.

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