Crédit Agricole Romania inaugurated the first regional agri center for the southeastern part of Romania in order to better serve the farmers in the counties of Ialomita, Calarasi, Buzau, Braila and Galati.

The Agri Hub is located in Slobozia and has the role of facilitating access to finance for farmers in order to support and develop the activity and increase the productivity of their farms.

This regional working point is thought to be a digital center that brings together a team of consultants with good knowledge of agriculture and expertise in financing farmers, with increased mobility by supplying them with modern technology such as mobile phones, printers and scanners.

This digitization is in the advantage of the client, our team being able to go through all stages of the credit process, from document printing and scanning to the actual signing of the loan contracts, directly at the farm. In addition to the comfort of customers, who will be able to sign all documents without having to go to the bank, process efficiency improves by reducing data processing times.

„The Crédit Agricole Group has over 120 years of experience in financing agriculture, which has helped us in establishing our overall approach to the development of this segment and in developing our agri product portfolio. Our goal is to become the reference bank of professional farmers in Romania providing them with financing solutions appropriate to their needs and balanced in terms of loan period, type of guarantees or monthly costs”, said Jean-Paul Pinchon, Deputy General Manager of Crédit Agricole Romania.

Among the financing solutions that Crédit Agricole Romania offers to farmers are the credit for the agricultural campaign, credit for land acquisition, credit for equipment acquisition, pre-financing of APIA subsidies, but also services such as opening of current accounts or complete banking solutions, in which we grant counseling, personal and professional services to farmers.

A whole bank just for you

Thanks to its universal customer-focused banking model – based on close cooperation between its retail banks and its specialised business lines – reaffirmed by its new “A whole bank just for you” brand signature, Crédit Agricole helps its customers to realise all their personal and business projects. It does so by offering them an extensive range of services consisting of day-to-day banking, loans, savings products, insurance, asset management, real estate, leasing and factoring, corporate and investment banking, issuer and investor services.

Serving 51 million customers[1] worldwide, it also stands out on account of its distribution model, multi-channel customer-focused banking, and the efforts of its 141,000 employees, who make Crédit Agricole the Customer Relationship-based bank.

Built on its strong cooperative and mutual foundations and led by its 9.3 million members and almost 31,000 directors of its Local and Regional Banks, Crédit Agricole’s organisational model gives it stability and staying power. It also draws its strength from its values of transparency, customer focus, accountability and openness to the world and from local communities, which it has cultivated over 120 years.

Crédit Agricole’s corporate social responsibility policy lies at the heart of its identity as a helpful and responsive bank over the long term. It is reflected in its products and services and informs the actions of all its business lines. It is a key factor contributing to overall performance and a powerful innovation driver.

Crédit Agricole Group extends its leadership year after year. It is the number one provider of financing to the French economy[2] and the number one insurer in France[3]. It is also the first bancassurer in Europe[4], the first European asset manager[5] and the world’s second-largest provider of green financing[6].

  • A presence in 47 countries
  • 51 million customers worldwide
  • 141,000 employees in France and abroad
  • 1 bancassurer in Europe
  • 1 European asset manager
  • The world’s second-largest provider of green financing
  • Among the European Top 3 in Consumer Credit                                   

[1] Scope of French and international retail banking, Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance and Crédit Agricole Bank Polska consumer finance customers.

[2] Based on the value of outstanding deposits and loans as of 31/12/2016. Source: Bank, French retail banking.

[3] In terms of premium income. Source: l’Argus de l’assurance published on the 16 December 2016 and La Tribune de l’assurance published on the 16 November 2016.

[4] In terms of premium income. Source: l’Argus de l’assurance published on the 16 December 2016, data at end-2015.

[5] N°1 of all management companies who have their main Office in Europe – Source: IPE “Top 400 Asset managers” published in June 2016, based on assets under management at December 2015.

[6] Source: Bank.