Crédit Agricole en Bretagne has been a long-standing partner of Valorial since its creation. Meeting with Eric Rousselin, its Director.
Crédit Agricole en Bretagne brings together the four regional banks in Brittany: Crédit Agricole des Côtes d’Armor, Crédit Agricole du Finistère, Crédit Agricole d’Ille-et-Vilaine and Crédit Agricole du Morbihan.
These regional banks are present in all banking and insurance markets; they provide local service through their 397 branches, 4,827 employees and 1,943 directors, serving 1,700,214 customers (including 921,715 members). Their consolidated market share is 32% of the total assets collected and 34% of the total loans granted.
The four Breton regional banks signed a cooperation agreement in 2008 and have adopted a system based on strengthening their collective action, pooling resources, harmonising activities and sharing expertise.
As the leading bank in Brittany and the region’s leading financier of agriculture and the agri-food industry, we are there to support, finance and promote the players behind any project.
Crédit Agricole’s priority in Brittany is to support its customers in this period of health and economic crisis. We are therefore supporting the agricultural and agri-food sectors by setting up State Guaranteed Loans (SGL), credit breaks and maturity deferrals.
Eric Rousselin, Crédit Agricole en Bretagne’s Director
Crédit Agricole en Bretagne and Valorial decided to join forces several years ago to create a partnership that has now become historic and solid. Indeed, we have been present since the creation of the Valorial cluster in 2006 because it echoed our own values.
Our first common reference: cooperation. Crédit Agricole en Bretagne coordinates synergies between regional banks, while Valorial conducts projects in collaborative mode. Another common ambition: support for innovative projects and business development. These elements only strengthen the ties that unite us.
By becoming a member of Valorial’s Partners Club, Crédit Agricole en Bretagne is confirming its commitment to promoting new projects linked to the agri-food sector and enhancing the value of these innovations. Indeed, although agriculture and agri-food are the Crédit Agricole Group’s historical business sectors, they are still one of its priorities.
At Crédit Agricole, innovation means more than simply financing innovative projects, it also means providing special and original support.
To facilitate the emergence, development and sustainability of these projects, each Breton Regional Bank has opened or will open a value-creating ecosystem, an incubator for start-ups, the famous Village by CA.
Benefiting from a state-of-the-art environment located in the heart of the four Breton departments, the startups can thus evolve in a world of “open innovation” alongside a multitude of private and public partners.
In conclusion, to innovate, you need to cooperate!