FCA Bank and Sofinco extend to four more countries the partnership with Groupe Pilote, one of the leaders in the motorhome sectorFCA Bank and Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance – via its commercial brand Sofinco - strengthen and extend their role as leading mobility-supporting companies, particularly in the leisure vehicle sector. The pan-European partnership with the French Groupe Pilote, founded in 1962 and today one of Europe's largest manufacturers of motorhomes, has been broadened to four more countries: Austria, Belgium, the Netherlands and Poland. In the coming months the agreement, already active in France, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Sweden and Finland, will take effect in other markets.
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On April 1st, 2010, Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance is created, stemming from the merger of Sofinco and Finaref.
Created in 1951, Sofinco becomes part of Crédit Agricole S.A. in 1999. In 2006, Sofinco and Fiat Auto create a 50/50 joint venture, Fiat Group Automobiles Financial Services, renamed FGA Capital in 2009. This partnership is later extended to Jaguar Land Rover, Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep. Finaref is created in 1970. In 1992, Finaref becomes a subsidiary of the Kering Group (ex-Pinaut-Printemps-Redoute). In 2003, Crédit Agricole S.A. acquires Finaref from the PPR Group.
On April 1st, 2010, CA Consumer Finance is created, stemming from the merger of Sofinco and Finaref.
On July 1st, 2013, Finaref leaves out its name and becomes Sofinco.