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Enjoying the thrill of sport, together

We love sport in Groupe BPCE… especially when it brings people together, sets new dynamics in motion, and creates emotions shared by many. This is why we stand alongside all sports enthusiasts: amateurs, professionals, and even outstanding champions. In all track, field, water and indoor disciplines, we support competitors in their day-to-day lives and at major sporting events to help them rise successfully to their challenges.

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We defend the values ​​of the Olympic movement

Surpassing yourself, giving your very best, and improving your personal performance: the Olympic movement is the perfect example of high performance… a performance founded on, and inspired by, the three universal values of Excellence, Friendship and Respect. Because we subscribe to these same ideals, we became the exclusive banking partner of the French National Olympic and Sports Committee (CNOSF) in 2010. This collaboration also reflects our more general commitment to national sports federations, regional clubs, individual athletes and coaches… everywhere in France.

Premium Partner of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games

BPCE was the first group to join the Paris 2024 national partnership program, thereby teaming up with one of the world’s most powerful events in terms of media coverage, and the biggest ever organized in France.

It’s an outstanding project that will be able to count on the active support of the Group’s different companies: the Banque Populaire banks, the Caisses d’Epargne, Natixis, Crédit Coopératif, Banque Palatine and their 105 000 employees throughout France over the next six years.

Premium Partner of the Paris 2024

Laurent Mignon (right), Chairman of the Group’s Management Board, alongside Tony Estanguet, three-time Olympic champion in the canoe slalom event, President of the Organizing Committee of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Tony Estanguet et Laurent Mignon

Major support for the sporting world in the regions

In addition to national partnerships, the Banque Populaire banks and Caisses d'Epargne support stakeholders in the world of sport within their respective regions. Our regional banks subsidize or sponsor more than 4,500 sports associations or clubs and, in doing so, actively participate in local life, encourage everyone to take part in sport, and contribute to the emergence of new talents.

Votre Coach by Groupe BPCE

Banque Populaire, the bank of the world of sailing

As a ship-owner and competitor, Banque Populaire has distinguished itself on all the seas of the world for the past 30 years by enabling all enthusiasts to share the joy of sailing and to pursue their dreams by following legendary races on exceptional boats sailed by talented and determined skippers.
 
Banque Populaire is also committed to the promotion of French sailing, accompanying the development of sailing clubs and schools, and has been supporting the French sailing team for 18 years. An official partner of the Eric Tabarly Association since 2003, it is also recognized as one of the main institutional patrons supporting the development of this sport and the preservation of the French maritime heritage.

It is also…

  • The builder of 5 multi-hull vessels, including the largest ocean-going racing trimaran ever built
  •  3 around-the-world races
  • 17 crewed and single-handed ocean sailing records
  • More than 40 participations in the largest ocean races
  • Owner of 12 sailing vessels

Banque Populaire and sailing: a winning team

The most successful sailing sponsor in the world, Banque Populaire, with its skippers and yachts, has triumphed in the world’s most prestigious races. To name just a few:  the Transat Jacques Vabre in 2005 with Pascal Bidégorry and Lionel Lemonchois, the Jules Verne Trophy in 2012 and the Route du Rhum in 2014 with Loïck Peyron and, of course, the Vendée Globe with Armel Le Cléac'h in 2017...

  • 55,000 lifejackets and 6,000 boats or sails jointly financed through a partnership between Banque Populaire and the French Sailing Federation (FFV)
  • Support for 1,500 sailing clubs and schools

Vendée Globe 2020: Armel Le Cléac'h coaches a young skipper

Clarisse Crémer, a yachtswoman and entrepreneur, joined the Banque Populaire team at the age of 29. In order to prepare for the start of the next edition of the Vendée Globe under the best conditions, she will benefit from all the expertise of the Banque Populaire Team and have her progress monitored by the latest winner of this celebrated non-stop round-the-world race. Thanks to the renewal of Banque Populaire’s support, Clarisse Crémer will take the helm of a brand new maxi-multihull at the end of 2020.

Armel Le Cléac'h et Clarisse Cremer

For the Caisse d'Epargne, several passions

With its support for handball, basketball, and skiing (in addition to a team of athletes), the Caisse d'Epargne has put all its energy and passion in promoting sport for a great many years.

Basketball and handball

The Caisse d'Epargne supports two collective sports that are extremely popular in France: basketball and handball. A partner of the French Basketball Federation (FFBB) since the summer of 2014 and of the French Handball Federation (FFHB) since January 2015, it supports, in particular, the national French teams in these two disciplines. Team spirit, dynamism, and high performance are values shared by the French savings banks, enabling them to support not only the men’s and women’s national French teams but also to accompany outstanding projects such as major international sporting events.

Having already won a great many competitions, the France handball teams have added further titles to their impressive record since signing a partnership with the Caisse d'Epargne: for the men, two world titles (2015 and 2017), a silver medal at the Rio Olympics (2016), and a bronze medal at the last World Cup (2019) and, for the women, a bronze medal at the European Championships (2016), a silver medal in Rio (2016), the title of world champion (2017) and an initial title of European champion (2019). This partnership with the French Handball Federation will last until 2024.

Meanwhile, the women basketball players were runners-up in Europe in 2017.

Basket

680,000 licensed basketball players in France (2017/2018 season)

 

Basket

2nd most popular collective sport in France

 

Basket

No.1 collective sport for women

Handball

550 000 licensed handball player in France (2017)

 

Handball

Almost 2,400 clubs

 

 

A multisport team for able-bodied and disabled athletes

Created in 2010, the Caisse d'Epargne Team is the most famous team of Olympic athletes in France. The Caisse d'Epargne goes beyond mere traditional sponsoring to become a real partner actively involved in providing sportsmen and women with its support, and accompanies the members of its athletic team over the long term.

Skiing

The Caisse d'Epargne and the Caisse d'Epargne Rhône Alpes have been partners of the French Ski Federation (FFS) at a national and regional level for more than 20 years. Alpine skiing, Nordic disciplines, and all types of winter sports are covered in the various activities and support provided by the Caisse d'Epargne.

We share the strength of the rugby soul with Natixis

By supporting the Racing 92 rugby club since 2007 when this Ile-de-France rugby club was still competing in the pro D2 league, Natixis undertook to support it in its plans to return to the highest possible level in this sport. Driven by the values of combativeness, solidarity and respect for the adversary, the club has now climbed back to the top of the French and European championships. More than 25 years after his last victory, Racing 92 became French Champions in 2016 and returned the Brennus shield back to Colombes for the 6th time in its history and for the immense pride of the Natixis employees.

Finally, because rugby is a powerful tool for education and social diversity, Natixis has been supporting the educational projects of three Racing 92 rugby schools since 2013.