Banks in France

Banks in France The banking system of France is one of the most developed in the world.
French banks have a reputation of a reliable financial institutions not only in France, but also in the European Union. Large banks have a lot of representative offices and branches both in the country and abroad. Companies and individuals can open a checking and savings accounts, get a loans and send/receive funds via money transfers.

Top French Banks:

Crédit Mutuel

Credit Mutuel Bank LogoCredit Mutuel is a French banking network consisting of 5,390 local cooperatives and mutual funds, grouped into 18 regional federations, including the national confederation.  Read more »

Société Générale

Societe Generale bank logoSociété Générale is one of most widely known and oldest bank in France. It is one of the three pillars of the French banking sector, together with Crédit Lyonnais (LCL) and BNP ParibasRead more »

Crédit Agricole Bank

Credit Agricole BankCrédit Agricole S.A. (CASA) is the largest retail banking group in France, second largest in Europe and the eighth largest in the world by Tier 1 capital according to The Banker magazine. It is also part of the CAC 40 stock market index.  Read more »

Crédit du Nord

Credit du Nord BankCrédit du Nord is a French bank, one of three components of Societe Generale banking group’s retail branch network, along with Boursorama and Banque Societe Generale.  Read more »

Caisse d’Epargne Bank

Caisse d'Epargne Bank

Founded in Paris in 1818, the Bank Caisse d’Epargne is part of the Caisse d’Epargne financial group, which operated 17 branches in France through 2009.  Read more »

Credit Lyonnais (LCL) Bank

Credit Lyonnais (LCL) Bank

Henri Germain was the brainchild behind the creation of Credit Lyonais (LCL) when it was formed in July 1863. It remained the world’s largest bank until 1900. By the time the 1990’s rolled around, Credit Lyonais had become the largest state-owned bank in France. Read more »

BNP Paribas Bank

BNP Paribas Bank

BNP Paribas are considered to be one of the top banking and financial services companies in Europe. They operate in 80 different countries, employing roughly 200,000 people, about half of whom serve the major markets of France, Belgium, Italy, and Luxembourg. Read more »

HSBC France

HSBC France Bank LogoHSBC France (operates as a subsidiary of the international financial group HSBC Group) is a bank incorporated in France, member of the French system of deposits and savings insurance.  Read more »

Latest Articles:

Societe Generale: Online and Mobile Banking in France

Societe Generale: Online and Mobile Banking in FranceWith the aim to get close to their clients in France, Société Générale, as one of the leading banks in the country, offers them award-wining online and mobile banking products, to ensure that they get the best services at ease, in
whatever location and at anytime. Read more »

Societe Generale: Opening a Bank Account and Choosing a Credit Card

To open a bank account in Societe Generale France’s 2,300 branches, you’ll need to choose the nearest branch, arrange an appointment online, in person at the bank office or by calling 3933 or +33 (0) 810 01 3955. The service is free of charge and includes monthly reports and account management.  Read more »

Managing French Bank Account with Credit Agricole Online and Mobile Banking

Managing a French Bank Account with Credit Agricole Online and Mobile BankingThe Credit Agricole bank focuses on attracting the attention of native and foreign stakeholders to investment banking that boosts the market share in France and abroad. Read more »

Features of Credit du Nord Online Banking Service

Features of Credit du Nord Online Banking ServiceCredit du Nord Bank has over the years managed to obtain market leadership status when it comes to its online banking services in the country. Read more »

Banque Palatine Bank Account: How to Apply

Banque Palatine Bank Account: How to ApplyBeing one of the oldest banks in France and a subsidiary of BPCE group, Banque Palatine has been offering banking services to both corporate and private customers. Read more »