Top Largest Banks in France

The top largest banks in France include BNP Paribas, Credit Agricole SA, Natixis, Societe Generale, among others.

BNP Paribas is the largest retail bank in France, with one of the largest international networks. It is one of the six strongest banks in the world, according to Standard & Poor’s. BNP Paribas Wealth Management is ranked 6th worldwide, France's best private bank and Luxembourg's best private bank in the 2010 Euromoney poll.

Credit Agricole SA (CASA) is the biggest 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.

Natixis is the corporate, investment and financial services arm of BPCE and the second-largest banking group in France. Natixis has a number of areas of expertise which are organized in the following main business lines: Corporate and Investment Banking, Investment Solutions (asset management, private banking, insurance) and Specialized Financial Services. It was named the Best French bank for forex (European CEO - Foreign Exchange Awards 2009), and the "Best Metals Finance Bank" by Trade Finance Magazine. Natixis has achieved many top rankings as well, such as being the No.1 bookrunner for primary euro bond issues for French AAA-rated issuers in H1-10 (Source: Dealogic, 02/07/2010); the No.1 bookrunner for euro jumbo covered bonds in 2009, excluding self-leds (Source: The Cover, 18/1/2010); etc.

Societe Generale is one of the oldest banks in France and one of the largest Corporate and Investment banks in the Eurozone by net banking income. Société Générale network provides a comprehensive range of products and services to meet the requirements of its customers, including individuals, professionals, associations, businesses or institutions.

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