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Caisse d'Epargne

The Caisse d'Epargne has always set itself the task of being helpful to each and everyone without ever losing sight of its collective purpose. As such, it combines confidence, modernity, a local presence, and social solidarity for the benefit of all its customers. Its corporate slogan, "Vous Être utile" (“Being helpful”) reflects this day-to-day commitment.

Caisse d'Epargne : vous être utile
Caisse d'Epargne - Vous être utile

The 15 Caisse d'Epargne cooperative banking institutions, whose capital is 100% owned by their cooperative shareholders, are constantly innovating to ensure that their customers – individuals, professionals, businesses and all the different players in the regional economy – are given the very best support in realizing their personal and professional goals, from start to finish.

1818: creation by two philanthropists of the first Caisse d’Epargne savings bank in Paris.

A full-service retail bank for individual and professional customers

The Caisses d'Epargne offer a comprehensive range of banking and insurance solutions for individual and professional customers (self-employed professionals, craftsmen, small retailers, franchise-holders, etc.): savings and private banking products, real estate loans, consumer credit, property, provident and health insurance policies, etc. They provide their customers with a full range of digital services designed to simplify their daily lives.
The Caisses d'Epargne also actively support female entrepreneurship

Catalyst for regional dynamism

The Caisses d'Epargne support regional decision-makers by setting their actions within a framework of long-term, trusting relationships. The banks maintain close ties with their customers in terms of interpersonal relations and the decision-making process to guarantee efficiency and responsiveness: business leaders, players active in the social and solidarity-based economy as well as in the social housing sector, representatives of local authorities or associations, etc. They provide them with appropriate and innovative solutions in terms of financing, payments, cash flow management, investments, employee savings and retirement schemes.

Society: sustainable and positive impact at a local and regional level

The social and environmental responsibility of the Caisses d'Epargne has formed an integral part of their history since the moment of their creation.
To ensure their economic performance over the long term and a positive impact on their regions, the Caisses d'Epargne have adopted a national framework to guide the way each Caisse d'Epargne develops its own cooperative, social and environmental strategy. The goals of this strategy are to make the French savings banks key players in the transformation of their territories and the local economy, to encourage their employees and cooperative shareholders to become “cooperative players” and anticipate the needs of society in order to build progressive solutions.

In 2019, the Caisse d'Epargne came second in the gold prize for retail banking (Corbeille d'Or Réseau) awarded by the monthly business magazine Mieux Vivre Votre Argent. It also won two citations: one for the best range of equity funds and one for the best SRI range.
These awards highlight the French savings bank’s expertise in financial savings as well as the quality and diversity of the solutions offered to all its customers.

2e Corbeille d'Or 2019

Questions for Jean Arondel, Chairman of the Fédération Nationale des Caisses d'Epargne

The Fédération Nationale des Caisses d’Epargne is the institution responsible for representing, and communicating on behalf of, the Caisses d’Epargne and their cooperative shareholders.

1999-2019: the Caisses d'Epargne have been cooperative banks for 20 years

Twenty years ago, the Caisses d'Epargne joined the family of cooperative banks following the adoption of the law designed to modify their legal status. Since then, they have convinced more than 4.6 million people of the relevance of this choice and built strong, trusting relationships with these customers-cum-cooperative shareholders and their elected representatives.

2019 figures

15 Caisses d'Epargne


4.5 million cooperative shareholders


18.6 million customers


2nd largest retail banking network in France


No.1 private provider of funding for the social economy


No.1 bank for protected persons


No.1 private provider of funding for local authorities and the hospital sector



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