Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance and the Verbaere Group announce the creation of a captive via Crédit Agricole Auto Bank to support the development of the Verbaere Group and its DEX franchisees network in France and BelgiumCA Consumer Finance and the automotive distribution group Verbaere, owner of Dex France and Dex Belgium, have signed the creation of a captive named Drive Financial Services. The financial captive will support DEX's ambition to reach 27,000 vehicles sold in 2028 in Belgium, in France and in the group's dealerships managed by Jean-Charles Verbaere.
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Franck Oniga joins Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance. He is appointed Chief Executive Officer of SofincoCrédit Agricole Consumer Finance announces the appointment of Franck Oniga as Chief Executive Officer of Sofinco and member of the Group Executive Committee of Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance as of January 8, 2024. He will report to Stéphane Priami, CEO of Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance and Deputy CEO of Crédit Agricole S.A. in charge of the Specialized Financial Services.
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CA CF 2020 strategic plan
CA CF 2020, Crédit Agricole Consumer Finance's strategic plan, is at the heart of the guidelines and objectives of "Strategic Ambition 2020", Crédit Agricole group's medium-term plan, and its Customer Project.
Digital technologies and innovation are at the heart of CA CF 2020 for the benefit of its customers, its banking partners, car manufacturers, and distributors, as well as its employees.
Five strategic dimensions
By making its expertise more widely available to Crédit Agricole group's local banks, CA Consumer Finance helps them better meet customers' expectations in terms of consumer credit.
Strengthening synergies with the Crédit Agricole group's local banks in France, Italy and Morocco is a priority objective of CA Consumer Finance. Its mission is to support these banks in becoming a leader in the consumer credit market.
CA Consumer Finance is placing its clients at the heart of its strategy and work. This is why the group is developing innovative products and solutions adapted to new consumer trends. By capitalising on its digital transformation and leveraging data, CA Consumer Finance personalises its relationships with its customers, offers them the best experience and increases their satisfaction.
Providing support to CA Consumer Finance's partners, be they car manufacturers or distributors, is part of its DNA. Today, car financing accounts for 45% of CA Consumer Finance's outstanding debts. CA CF 2020 aims to consolidate its leading position in this market.
CA Consumer Finance also strengthens its partnerships in the sales and e-commerce sector.
CA Consumer Finance is working to diversify its business with low asset-consuming revenues, including insurance. It will improve the profitability of its weighted commitments and keep its autonomous refinancing greater than or equal to 70%. It will continue to reduce expenses. Finally, it will continue to invest in information systems and in digital by allocating €240 million over four years.
By bringing together its Ile-de-France employees on a single site in Massy, CA Consumer Finance has built a headquarters that reflects its ambition in terms of modernity and close relationships between employees. It provides a stimulating workplace that allows it to leverage the company's values on a daily basis (innovation, closeness, commitment, team spirit) and to develop agile working methods to serve its customers and partners.
Meanwhile, CA Consumer Finance builds on the results of employee satisfaction surveys to ensure that employees are developing and to increase their commitment. It is strengthening its commitment to preventing over-indebtedness and improving financial education, and it is developing its CSR approach with actions to support innovative ecosystems and start-ups. For example, November 2017 saw the first pan-European start-up competition organised by CA Consumer Finance. The goal: to have young innovative companies work on solving specific business problems. The winners received an endowment and were able to start developing innovative solutions funded by CA Consumer Finance.
At the same time, CA Consumer Finance takes advantage of its location in the Paris-Saclay area and tightens its links with innovative ecosystems.