"For the banking industry, 2015 was marked by several major trends: the growing importance of digital technologies, confirmation of the banking sector's role with respect to major societal issues such as energy transition, and considerable regulatory pressure."
Business loans outstanding cleared the 900 billion euro mark to stand at 901 billion euros at end-June. Business loans grew 5% year on year. These figures put France in the lead in the eurozone (up 1.2% at end-May).
The banking profession applauds the measures announced at the Paris Europlace conference by Prime Minister Manuel Valls, Ile-de-France region President Valérie Pécresse and Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo to promote the attractiveness of the Paris Financial Marketplace, innovation, growth and employment.
For the first time, a joint delegation of the French Banking Federation (FBF) and the Association of German Banks (Bundesverband deutscher Banken) met today with French Minister of Finance and Public Accounts Michel Sapin.