Banks in France
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:
Founded in 1864, the Societe Generale Bank of France is the third largest bank in total assets and eighth ranked bank in Europe. The original name of the company was Société Générale pour favoriser le développement du commerce et de l’industrie en France or the English translation is the General Company to Support the Development of Commerce and Industry in France.
Crédit Agricole SA (CASA) is a central institution of the co-operative Crédit Agricole Group, one of France’s largest commercial banks. Among the main bank’s activities are credit cards, consumer banking, corporate banking, investment banking, mortgage loans, private banking, wealth management, asset management.
Credit Lyonnais, also known as LCL since 2005, is a French bank with head office in Lyon. The close to 20,900 employees take care of 320,000 business customers and 27,000 corporate and institutional customers, over and above the 6 million. Besides servicing personal and commercial accounts, the bank also offers investment services such as securities brokerage, asset management, and corporate finance.
With 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 »
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 »
The 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 »
Credit 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 »