In the wake of the violent storms that hit France recently causing considerable damage, Groupe BPCE is mobilizing its assistance
Mobilization in support of its customers...
As soon as the floods subsided, the victims very quickly began to take steps to receive compensation. Groupe BPCE, in solidarity with its customers, has decided to offer them the benefit of exceptional measures, in parallel with the introduction of a toll-free number, starting on June 1. In collaboration with Natixis Assurances, the Banque Populaire and Caisse d'Epargne retail banking networks have set up dedicated systems. In particular, they have extended the deadline for reporting claims until June 30 and the Banque Populaire banks have extended the coverage of relocation expenses to 30 days.
Among the specific actions adopted, the Caisses d'Epargne Ile-de-France and Loire-Centre have offered their customers and employees affected by the floods an exceptional zero-interest-rate loan offer for up to €3,000, repayable over 24 months.
Similarly, Banque Populaire Val de France has set up, until July 15, a zero-interest-rate loan of €3,000 over a maximum of 36 months for its affected customers.
For its part, CASDEN Banque Populaire is offering its Cooperative Shareholders, until July 31, 2016, a €3,000 loan over a maximum of 36 months at 0%, as well as the free extension of outstanding loan repayments for 3 months.
Crédit Foncier customers, whose main residence has been damaged, may request a freeze on their monthly mortgage repayments for a period of up to 6 months. This measure will enable them to meet basic expenses until they receive compensation from their insurance companies.
Natixis Intertitres has released emergency financial assistance to support the Secours Populaire charity in its actions in favor of the victims of the storms in the Île-de-France region. This assistance was made possible thanks to the donation of meal vouchers made by Chèque de Table recipients throughout the year.
... and its employees
For Groupe BPCE employees whose homes have been flooded, the Caisses d'Epargne and Banque Populaire banks have adopted assistance measures. Banque Populaire Rives de Paris opened up its branches to affected employees living nearby. The Caisse d'Epargne Loire-Centre, for its part, called on employees to volunteer to help their colleagues with cleaning operations or administrative procedures.