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Banque Populaire
Auvergne Rhône Alpes

4 boulevard Eugène Deruelle
69003 Lyon

Phone +33 (0) 4 78 95 55 55

Senior Management

  • Lionel Baud


  • Daniel Karyotis

    Chief Executive Officer


For more than 120 years, Banque Populaire Auvergne Rhône Alpes (BPAURA) has been providing its clientele of private individuals, artisans, small retailers, farmers, self-employed professionals, and business organizations with the support of its expertise in banking and insurance. This regional cooperative bank, whose capital is owned by its 328,000 cooperative shareholders, is part of Groupe BPCE, the 2nd largest banking group in France. Its corporate purpose, which is “to build a sustainable and responsible future alongside the women and men who live and work in the region,” informs its choices for the future, and defines what motivates its teams in their day-to-day work.

With its 3,200 employees, it now serves nearly 1 million customers throughout the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, and in the Hautes-Alpes, Alpes de Haute-Provence, and Corrèze départements. It provides a regional coverage through a network of 332 branches: 288 physical retail branches, 9 branches dedicated to farming and winegrowing, 22 business branches, 2 branches devoted to large corporations, 1 branch specializing in institutions, 9 private banking branches, and 1 e-branch.

Active in the fields of new business creation and transmission, it boasts a comprehensive range of specialized business lines and highly sophisticated offerings enabling it to provide a service that combines expertise with a strong local presence. A bank capable of innovation when it accompanies its customers in the realization of their most ambitious dreams, it never loses sight of what is most important: the quality of the personal relationship developed between a project initiator and his or her advisor. 

Sport & Patronage

BPAURA, known as “the bank of mountains and skiing", is a staunch partner of the world of snow and skiing. This trusting relationship has grown with its support for long-standing local partners such as the 6 ski committees, the National Union of French Ski Instructors, the 69 French ski schools and the 80 ski racing clubs, the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes ski league, the Grenoble university alpine skiing team, and the sports clubs organizing major skiing events.

Building on its long-standing commitment to the world of regional sport (the bank supports more than 90 sports clubs in our region), Banque Populaire Auvergne Rhône Alpes has innovated with the creation of an Athletes Team, a veritable support system for the best current and upcoming regional athletes. BPAURA is stepping up its support for regional sporting excellence in order to give our athletes every opportunity to succeed. 

Finally, the BPAURA Corporate Foundation, created in 2020 to promote the bank’s corporate purpose and the cooperative and social solidarity values it defends, played its role to the full in 2021 by providing financial support worth a total of €720,000 to a hundred or so projects and initiatives in its four areas of action: culture, health, education, and social integration.

2021 figures

328,000 cooperative shareholders


332 branches


1 million customers


3,200 employees


Net banking income



Net income




2021 Institutional brochure

Plaquette BP AURA

Other publications

2021 review of operations document pdf - 3.9 MB