Video Article - La Banque Postale: comprehensive answers for all territorial players

The 2013/04/01 at 07:51
By widening its offer to enterprises, local authorities and social-economy players, La Banque Postale ha...

Banking sector: the recruitment dynamic intensifies

The 2012/11/20 at 09:21
On top of a strong demand for sales profiles, banks are getting ready to recruit in various professions....

Natixis Factor : the pros of factoring

The 2012/10/30 at 10:00
Factoring's image has really changed in the last ten years. More and more businesses are turning to this means of financing, and factors are seducing a diversified clientele, from project owners to big compa...

Factoring goes international

The 2012/10/26 at 10:00
Solutions adapted to client needs, chasing up debt with no time difference or language barrier problems, rapidly available cash flow: there is no shortage of reasons why international factoring makes sense. ...

Factoring : innovative solutions by Banques Populaires

The 2012/10/24 at 10:00
Helping businesses to increase their knowledge of their clientele's solvency, to access liquidity immediately and to gain security for client debts: these are the main advantages offered by factoring. This i...

Asset management: focus on the bank Rothschild

The 2012/02/19 at 14:26
The renowned banking establishment provides an offer centred on long-term support and varied asset solutions adapted to the client’s specific situation.

A bank for SME's in the public buildings and works sector

The 2012/02/02 at 13:11
For effective and adapted support, BTP Banque deploys a wide selection of solutions meeting the specific preoccupations of SMEs in the public buildings and works sector.

Drastic cuts in the banking sector

The 2012/01/20 at 06:50
Times are hard for the European banking sector.

No fear of a clampdown on credit amongst German SMEs

The 2011/12/09 at 06:45
A survey reveals that German SMEs feel ready to tackle tensions on the financial and interbank market.

Euro zone at the edge of the abyss

The 2011/11/28 at 08:26
The Brussels summit of 27 October was expected to bring definitive solutions to the EU crisis.

Gender diversity: "Banks where management is the most feminised obtained the top performances"

The 2011/11/17 at 06:45
Questions for Michel Ferrary, professor of Management and HR Management at the University of Geneva, HEC...

France's presidential elections: The Socialist programme well received by employers

The 2011/11/16 at 06:00
The Palatine Bank has presented the results of its 10th Observatoire Banque Palatine des PME-ETI (Palati...

Tax havens: the G20 accused of immobility

The 2011/11/08 at 06:00
The NGO CCFD – Terre Solidaire underlines the incapacity of international institutions to fight against tax havens.

Cold shower for Spanish banks

The 2011/11/02 at 05:50
The agreement settled on by the European States in Brussels forces Spanish banks to recapitalise. Santan...

Private Equity and wealth management: light upon Quilvest Private Equity

The 2011/09/08 at 14:36
Quilvest Banque Privée offers personalised support where emphasis is placed on customised long-term services. Interview with Stéphane Chrétien and Jacques-Édouard Moreau, respectively Chief Executive and Man...

Banco Crédit Agricole Brasil is a bridge towards brazilian market

The 2011/09/01 at 12:45
The Banco Crédit Agricole Brasil offers businesses high-performance services, both for corporate clients and asset management clients. An effective springboard for French companies turning towards the Latin ...

KBL European Private Bankers: pampering assets

The 2011/08/20 at 08:47
Polyvalence and long-term support are the secrets to the success of KBL European Private Bankers. Olivier de Jamblinne, member of the establishment’s executive committee, retraces the specificities of its se...

A bridge between Africa and Asia

The 2011/07/15 at 13:54
The Mauritian banking institution AfrAsia Bank provides a comprehensive offer of financial services aimed at businesses and investors focusing on African and Asian markets.

Reyl & Cie: a tailor-made offer for entrepreneurs

The 2011/07/15 at 13:43
Already present in a number of European and Asian countries, the independent Swiss banking establishment Reyl & Cie is continuing to expand its diversified offer. Its target is to become a reference bank for...

The OECD targets switzerland about its financial transparency

The 2011/07/15 at 08:16
The Global Forum on Transparency which took places june 1st in Bermuda has handed down its critical verd...

Through the BFV, the Société Générale is extending its coverage in Madagascar.

The 2011/07/07 at 13:46
Through a network of agencies that it hopes to increasingly densify, the BFV is amonst the five banks accounting for 90 % of the Madagascan market.

Interview with Grégoire Salignon, Asset Engineering Manager for the Banque Rothschild

The 2011/05/02 at 16:13
The Banque Rothschild proposes a specific asset support offer, blending specialised skills and tailor-ma...

Caisse d'Epargne: a global approach for a comprehensive solutions

The 2011/05/02 at 13:05
To better meet the needs of its asset management clientele, the Caisse d’Épargne group deploys tailor-ma...

Asset management: malingering models

The 2011/03/03 at 14:15
Suffering since the financial crisis, private banks are struggling to keep their heads up. Behind the unfortunate consequences of the economic situation hide other deeper weaknesses.

KBL Richelieu: "An entreprenurial culture for serving clients"

The 2011/02/28 at 14:55
Olivier Roy, Managing Director of KBL Richelieu, and François Morlat, Director of Wealth Management, des...

International development: emerging opportunities

The 2011/02/28 at 14:43
Asia, the Middle East and Latin America have popped up as springboards allowing European private banks to enter a new era.

Territorial development: a quest for regional potential

The 2011/02/28 at 14:33
The territorial development of banking networks in regions is a promising new terrain of attack in the asset management domain.

Banque Populaire des Alpes: custom-made support

The 2011/02/01 at 11:20
The Banque Populaire des Alpes offers close-range expertise adapted to local economic fabric, in order t...

Banque Populaire Lorraine-Champagne: objective export

The 2011/02/01 at 11:13
Set up in a region sharing borders with three other countries, the Banque Populaire Lorraine-Champagne has long been supporting local businesses in their international development.

BNP Paribas backing Brazil

The 2011/01/31 at 13:24
Present in Brazil since the 1960s, the BNP Paribas group has succeeded in carving out a choice spot for itself in the country. A leader in a number of domains thanks to its skills and expertise, the group is...

Stephen Green - A banker, lay preacher and Minister

The 2011/01/03 at 14:50
This month, Stephen Green, former Chairman of HSBC, is taking up his new role as Secretary of State for Trade in Great Britain. Also a lay Anglican preacher, this man has repeatedly made known his support fo...

Société Générale Rhône-Alpes - Objective export

The 2010/10/28 at 13:47
French bank Société Générale has set up, in the Rhône-Alpes region, an ambitious framework to support bu...

BNP Paribas Securities Services - An asset management partner

The 2010/09/02 at 13:29
Since 2001, BNP Paribas Securities Services alias BP2S, has offered businesses tailor-made asset managem...

Banque des Mascareignes - A Mauritian bank’s ambitions

The 2010/09/02 at 13:25
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Finance: strengthening Franco-Arab links

The 2010/06/29 at 14:16
The bank BIA (Banque Internationale Arabe) is one of the crucial links in the chain of exchanges between...

Investment bank: Bryan Garnier optimistic about 2010

The 2010/02/26 at 09:09
In the space of 14 years, the bank Bryan Garnier & Co has succeeded in holding its ground amongst the lo...

Both corporate and private clients: wealth management from A to Z

The 2010/02/26 at 09:00
By drawing together offers aimed at companies and services for private clients, the bank Neuflize OBC op...

G7: supporting recovery

The 2010/02/25 at 17:07
The Ministers of Finance of the G7 will continue to support their economies until a solid recovery has b...

France: the role of the national credit mediator

The 2009/12/29 at 17:33
The French government has put in place a national credit mediator to help support companies that are hav...

The Bank of Africa develops on the African continent

The 2009/12/28 at 16:48
Created in 1982, the Bank of Africa group counts 2,000 associates spread throughout eleven countries on ...

Moving office: avoiding stress by forward planning

The 2009/11/30 at 11:01
A badly-prepared office move can be a traumatic experience. Well aware of this risk, the Royal Bank of S...

Jean-Claude Masangu Mulongo, African Banker

The 2009/10/29 at 12:36
Jean-Claude Masangu Mulongo has been head of Congo’s Central Bank since 1997, and presided over the G24 ...

Francesco Signorio, President of CIM Bank: "We are not seeking to attract clients with our banking secrets"

The 2009/10/29 at 11:03
CIM Bank’s offer sets itself apart with its transparency, dynamism and availability worldwide, constantl...

Société marseillaise de crédit: banking in the South of France

The 2009/10/28 at 14:06
In affirming its support for the regional economy, the Société Marseillaise de Crédit (SMC) has position...

HSBC France: the world’s local bank

The 2009/10/28 at 13:35
By reinforcing its presence in the PACA region, HSBC Franceis positioning itself as a key actor in the f...

Close Brothers: new directions

The 2009/10/08 at 13:06
The French branch of the British corporate bank is celebrating 20 years of existence with a takeover and...

Société Générale Algérie: the experience of an international group

The 2009/09/07 at 12:46
Present in Algeria since 1999, Société Générale has succeeded in innovating by declining its network’s p...

AAM Privatbank: a fortune architect

The 2009/06/29 at 12:57
The private Swiss bank AAM supports clients in their wealth management. Thanks to its independence and a...

Swiss Bankers Association: matters of confidentiality

The 2009/06/29 at 12:36
Pierre Mirabaud, President of the Swiss Bankers Association until September, goes over the debate that s...

Mouvement des Caisses Desjardins: cooperative partner

The 2009/06/03 at 15:26
As the largest cooperative-type financial group in Canada,  the Mouvement des Caisses Desjardins is a ch...

GEFI Capital: an end to feebleness

The 2009/05/06 at 11:48
Improving your company’s profitability, reinforcing its capital stock and working capital, increasing re...

ING Belgium: "We have 350,000 expatriate clients, i.e. one out of six clients"

The 2009/03/31 at 10:23
In less than ten years, ING Belgium has established itself as the bank for expats and non-residents in B...

BMCE Bank: the most international of Moroccan banks

The 2009/03/30 at 14:47
BMCE Bank is a corporate bank that has been geared towards international affairs since its inception. Ot...

Consumer credit: Ago’s secret weapon

The 2009/03/03 at 10:13
Number 1 in the Italian market for consumer credit, the financial company  Agos is continuing to develop...

Caisse d’Épargne Provence-Alpes-Corse: a place in the sun

The 2009/03/03 at 10:07
Extremely active in the field, the Caisse d’Épargne Provence-Alpes-Corse is changing its image. In the s...

Investments: when economy rhymes with ecology

The 2009/02/27 at 13:26
For the last two decades, the Swiss Bank Sarasin, a specialist in personalised solutions for investments...

Asset management: an American in Paris

The 2009/02/27 at 13:19
In a context of extreme volatility, investors are above all on a quest for transparency and security. JP...

Commerzbank: the new “Koloss”

The 2009/02/03 at 14:58
Mainly serving German SMEs, as well as French ones, Commerzbank has been continuing its realignment afte...

Financial management: the weight and might of the Levant

The 2009/02/02 at 15:10
The savoir-faire of Bank Audi Saradar France, a subsidiary of the leading bank in Lebanon, spans a wide ...

Caisse d’Épargne Côte d’Azur: blue skies ahead

The 2009/02/02 at 14:52
Despite a generally morose climate, the Caisse d’Épargne Côte d’Azur displays great optimism thanks to t...

SG Private Banking: high-class bank services

The 2009/01/05 at 15:14
SG Private Banking from the Société Générale Group offers high-class products and services likely to ple...

Société Générale: Beware, the pharaohs are waking

The 2008/09/01 at 14:50
Present in Egypt since 1978, the NSGB, a subsidiary of Société Générale, is the country’s second private...

Dubai: Calyon (Crédit Agricole) pursues its expansion

The 2008/09/01 at 14:37
Present for several decades in the Middle and Far East, Calyon, the corporate and investment bank from t...

Egypt: objective Pyramids

The 2008/07/03 at 14:50
Whether talking about its domestic market or its location as a Middle East base, Egypt abounds in opport...

BNP Paribas Factor, a lever for international development

The 2008/07/03 at 08:03
Created in 1994, BNP Paribas Factor, the subsidiary of BNP Paribas, handles all the banking group’s fact...

Banque de Vizille: “Personal relations always make the difference"

The 2008/06/02 at 15:23
Banque de Vizille has built up a range of services to suit entrepreneurs’ needs and to offer them active...

Assets management: property a key element of assets management

The 2008/06/02 at 13:35
An investment specialist, but above all property consultant for a wealthy private clientele, Banque Patr...

Online investment services: Saxo Bank stands apart

The 2008/05/05 at 12:47
Despite the extremely morose economic situation, weighed down by the American subprime crisis, Saxo Bank...

Private banking: rigour and transparency

The 2008/04/02 at 12:43
The Zurich bank Vontobel is a family group, listed on the stock exchange. It has an office in Geneva whi...

Private banking: Edmond de Rothschild

The 2008/04/02 at 12:37
With one of the world’s most prestigious names, the Banque Privée Edmond de Rothschild targets both priv...

BNP Paribas Cyprus: “Our development keeps pace with that of the Island”

The 2008/04/02 at 12:21
The BNP Paribas Group’s subsidiary in Cyprus helps local and international companies realise their devel...

Personal credit: in tune with the needs of its clients

The 2008/04/02 at 11:15
The Italian finance company Agos offers credit products that meet the needs of the public.

Geneva: Russia’s raw materials’ capital

The 2008/04/02 at 11:15
Geneva is a hub for raw materials trade financing, particularly with Russia. The Swiss subsidiary of the...

Geneva bank Baring Brothers Sturdza: “We are not heading for another 1929”

The 2008/04/02 at 11:15
In the global economic context of high stock market volatility, the private Geneva bank Baring Brothers ...

Banks: BNP Paribas in Ukraine

The 2008/03/03 at 15:56
In 2006, BNP Paribas acquired a 51% stake in the Ukrainian bank UkrSibbank. The group’s aim was to becom...

Financial services (Public sector employees): a different kind of bank

The 2008/03/03 at 11:47
There exists a comprehensive range of banking products and services that is tailored to the specific nee...

Debt consolidation: a management tool

The 2008/02/01 at 14:37
The primary purpose of debt consolidation is to combine all one’s outstanding credit and debts. This fin...

Société Générale Canada: a successful conquest of the west

The 2008/02/01 at 13:36
Mergers, acquisitions, public-private partnerships, assistance with export: the Société Générale Canada ...

Maroc Factoring: factoring in the Arab world

The 2008/01/02 at 13:52
Maroc Factoring has made a speciality of protecting companies from unpaid invoices and recovering their ...

Reinsurance in a world of risks

The 2008/01/02 at 13:52
The role of reinsurance is relatively unfamiliar to the general public. In a world of increasing risks a...

Administration of assets: UBS in France

The 2008/01/02 at 13:52
The French subsidiary of UBS positions itself as the private bank of entrepreneurs and works alongside t...

Credit guarantees: "secured payment"

The 2008/01/02 at 13:36
Against a background of growing uncertainty in the markets, securing the commitments and cash flows of b...

Cortal Consors Luxembourg: multi-channel investment bank

The 2007/12/03 at 14:19
Cortal Consors, a department of BNP Paribas Luxembourg, offers out of Luxembourg a complete range of fin...

Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich (RZB): Go East

The 2007/12/03 at 13:35
The geostrategic position of Austria has enabled Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich (AZB) to become an es...

Russia: a booming banking market

The 2007/11/02 at 13:56
Banque Société Générale Vostok (BSGV) is a subsidiary of Société Générale, one of four international uni...

Crédit Mutuel’s Information Technology Group: an alliance of three specialists

The 2007/10/01 at 14:58
GICM (Crédit Mutuel’s Information Technology Group) is the result of the merger between three of the ban...

Factoring: new ambitions for Élysées Factor

The 2007/10/01 at 14:58
Élysées Factor, a wholly-owned subsidiary of HSBC France since 2005, is intending to exploit the moderni...

Romanian Development Bank up its presence in romania

The 2007/10/01 at 12:49
The BRD–Société Générale Group is the second largest bank in Romania and the second market capitalisatio...

Prepar-Vie (Bred Banque Populaire): "We work with clients who are approaching retirement age"

The 2007/08/30 at 11:36
Prepar-Vie, a fully-owned subsidiary of Bred Banque Populaire, offers flexible life insurance solutions ...

Puilaetco Dewaay Private Bankers: a Belgian bank with a European vocation

The 2007/08/29 at 11:37
Puilaetco Dewaay Private Bankers, a Belgian bank specialising in asset management, is keen to welcome in...

The Le Conservateur group: reassuringly modern

The 2007/08/29 at 09:45
”Everything is going fine” could be le conservateur’s advertising slogan. The group holds more than four...

Interview with Jean-Pierre Ledru, president of Europay France

The 2007/07/09 at 15:18
In the business world, a debit or credit card is a card and a series of services. Personal as well as pr...

Japan: french banks benefit from market opening

The 2007/07/09 at 15:16
By opening its doors to the world, Japan is creating a market full of interesting niches for banks from ...

Factocic: a solution which helps exports

The 2007/06/08 at 13:48
Crédit mutuel-CIC’s dedicated factoring subsidiary, Factocic, offers a wide range of solutions for ensur...

Caceis Investor Services: developing a cross-border offer

The 2007/06/08 at 12:55
In the field of custodian services and fund management, Caceis Investor Services, fruit of the merger be...

Assets management in an age of new financial instruments

The 2007/06/08 at 11:06
It is easy to feel bewildered in a financial world where the sophistication of new management tools is r...

Asset management: Fortis enhances private banking

The 2007/05/04 at 13:35
Whilst targeting strong growth in Europe, Fortis’ core strategy is to tighten the links between private banking and commercial banking in a view to catering for the overall needs of export-oriented entrepren...

Asset management: a world wide private banking network

The 2007/05/03 at 13:58
Banque Pasche makes no secret of its ambitions for external growth and counts on attracting financial es...

Potential for microfinance in Africa

The 2007/05/03 at 11:59
Although there are many dynamic microfinance institutions (MFI) in Africa, they tend to be small and to ...

Interview with Heinrich Baumann, président de la HSBC Guyerzeller Bank AG

The 2007/05/03 at 11:58
For HSBC Guyerzeller Bank AG, wealth management is notjust a business relationship. The Swiss bank sees ...

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