Banque Populaire Occitane, a cooperative bank whose share capital is owned by its 195,000 cooperative shareholders, is present in eight different French départements.
Thanks to the energy and expertise of its teams working in 202 retail branches, business centers and specialized networks (Agriculture, Banking, and Private Banking) along with a branch dedicated to start-ups and innovative companies, and three central facilities, the bank is able to reinforce its strong local presence still further thanks to a panoply of digital tools.
In this way, it combines professionalism, a strong local presence, expertise and innovation with a view to increasing its customers’ satisfaction on a constant basis.
With 54,500 life projects financed in 2021, Banque Populaire Occitane built on its commercial dynamism to attract a total of 8,000 new customers. Its growing market share stood at 15.3% for loans (+0.5%) and 12.9% for deposits (+0.27%) at December 31, 2021.
Enjoying a favorable economic climate in 2021 despite the health crisis, it recorded net income of €91.1 million, a result that enabled it to expand its ability to support its customers in a less positive environment, to enhance its employees’ skills, to invest in tools to make operations more fluid for its customers, and to invest in its branch network.
In 2021, its commitment to its territory as a cooperative bank enabled it to recruit 176 new employees on permanent contracts and 180 students on work-study schemes.
Sport & Patronage
Banque Populaire Occitane supports its territory’s associative sector in the areas of sport, culture, and economic development to which it allocates an annual budget of more than €1m.
In 2021, it celebrated the 10th anniversary of its Corporate Foundation, an institution devoting an annual budget of €300,000 to approximately thirty projects pursued by different associations. On the occasion of this celebration, the bank financed 10,000 meals distributed by the Food Bank.
With its well-established commitment to the world of sport, Banque Populaire Occitane provides long-term support to more than 300 amateur and professional sports clubs in the eight départements in its catchment area. A total of 65% of the bank’s ‘partnership’ budget is dedicated to sport.
In the run-up to Paris 2024, Banque Populaire Occitane is helping 6 regional athletes to realize their ambition of taking part in the Olympic & Paralympic Games: Boris Neveu (canoe slalom), Maxime Valet (wheelchair fencing), Hilary Kpatcha (long jump), Nicolas Courbière (400m), Clémence Viera (beach volleyball), and Benjamin Robert (800m).