The Caisse d'Epargne Ile-de-France, a regional cooperative banking institution, has been doing business for more than 200 years, providing finance in all areas of its territory’s economy and for all local and regional players: local authorities, social housing bodies, businesses, institutions, individuals, and professionals.
The Caisse d'Epargne Ile-de-France serves the entire region through a network of 430 branches, 30 business centers, five private banking centers, and two centers dedicated to professionals and entrepreneurs. This territorial coverage enables it to offer its 3 million customers, including 700,000 cooperative shareholders, an optimum balance between human contact and digital resources.
Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 health crisis, the Caisse d'Epargne Ile-de-France – officially recognized as an ‘Operator of vital importance to the Nation’ – has done everything in its power to reassert its commitment to its customers and partners. Thanks to the rapid rollout of new digital tools and the unfailing mobilization of its personnel, all of its teams have been particularly effective in maintaining links with its customers, notably through the arrangement of state-guaranteed loans (1.8 billion euros distributed in 2020).
In 2020, the Caisse d'Epargne Ile-de-France granted loans for more than 5.3 billion euros in support of families, students, professionals, businesses, and local economic players. Providing unfailing support, the bank now forms part of a sustainable recovery dynamic with the rollout of offers such as the ‘Participative Recovery Plan’ and the ‘Impact Loan.’
As a bank focused on social utility, the Caisse d'Epargne Ile-de-France has made corporate social responsibility an integral part of its strategy in terms of its commercial offerings and sales practices, its philanthropic commitment, and actions taken to reduce its ecological footprint.
The Caisse d'Epargne Ile-de-France is also active outside its home territory by supporting the development of three subsidiaries: Banque BCP, Banque de Tahiti and Banque de Nouvelle Calédonie.
Responsible bank committed to working alongside social and cultural entities
The Caisse d'Epargne Ile-de-France remains steadfast and active in its support for front-ranking social players, notably through donations to the Abbé Pierre Foundation, Emmaüs, Médecins du Monde, the Salvation Army, the Red Cross, etc.
The issues of accessibility to culture and the fight against exclusion are also central to the actions supported by the Caisse d'Epargne Ile-de-France. Regarding culture, the Caisse d'Epargne Ile-de-France has confirmed its commitment to projects focused on young people. For example, the Comédie-Française state theater and the Grand Palais exhibition hall & museum complex have been able to count on the loyal support of the Caisse d'Epargne Ile-de-France. To combat exclusion, the savings bank continues to support the associations SAIS 92 and Ecole à l'Hôpital (‘School in the Hospital’), which work to provide schooling for children who are disabled or infirm, and to support other major stakeholders in this area, such as the associations focused on autism (Un Pas pour la Vie) or the fight against cancer (Vaincre le Cancer and Odyssea).
In total, the Caisse d'Epargne Ile-de-France devotes more than 1.5 million euros to sponsoring general interest initiatives.