Creation of La Banque Postale’s new Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB)

Bertrand Cousin, member of the Management Board and Head of the Corporate and Investment Banking for corporates presented the launch of the new CIB. This launch plays a key role in the strategic plan for 2030 presented by Philippe Heim, which notably aims to make its CIB an engine for growth and diversification.

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With the view to speed up the implementation of La Banque Postale's strategic plan for 2030, this new CIB aims to be a driver of our business model’s growth and diversification. Thanks to its enhanced range of expertise and products, La Banque Postale's CIB will notably support the entities of the large public financial group to which it belongs.

Philippe Heim — Chairman of the Management Board of La Banque Postale

“This new CIB underlines La Banque Postale's ambitions to conquer the corporate and institutional market. We will scale up our development to support the energy transition of our corporate clients and institutional investors. We will continue to capitalize on our strong local presence and enhance our expertise in bank and bond financing as well as in transaction banking”, said Bertrand Cousin, member of the Management Board, Head of the Corporate and Investment Bank for corporates, public sector customers and institutions. 

With more than 1,000 employees, the new division will expand its teams in specialised businesses and diversify its geographical footprint notably abroad.

La Banque Postale is aiming to become a major banking partner for French companies. The objective is to double by 2025 its market share with SME and Mid-Cap customers as well as in Transaction Services. The aim is to strengthen its expertise in structured finance (LBOs, real estate, leasing, factoring, asset & project finance) and bond origination. A major focus will also be made on transaction banking and on the digitalisation of customer experience.

In line with La Banque Postale’s key CSR commitments, it will also be supporting customers in their social, local, environmental, and digital challenges.