Credit Agricole Charente-Périgord Banking and Insurance

Our bank the Crédit Agricole Charente-Périgord, is the leading bank in the region with 120 local branches *1. We are one of the largest French banking groups with branches all over the country and in more than 70 countries worldwide *2.

Whether you are a full time resident or a holiday home owner, let us be your financial partner.

Crédit Agricole Charente-Périgord is here to help you with your banking and insurance needs. We have a dedicated team of bilingual advisors at Charente Périgord United who know just how important it is that you get the right advice for your banking and insurance needs in a language that you understand.

Our English-speaking advisors, who are perfectly familiar with banking and insurance in both France and the UK, are available at your convenience by telephone 0545 204 960 or on an appointment basis. They can help you with getting set up within the French banking and insurance system and also with your ongoing needs. They are trained to suggest the best solutions in light of your personal situation, supported by our English-speaking agents who will be happy to be of assistance in a branch near you.

By taking out member shares, you can join the 147 000 customer-members in our 67 local mutuals. You will hold a fraction of the capital of your local mutual and support the actions of your bank in favour of the local community. You can participate in the life of your bank and vote for your representatives by your presence at the Annual General Meeting (respecting the principles of mutuality, one person, one vote). You will benefit from privileged information about the Crédit Agricole Group, the Crédit Agricole regional bank and the actions of your local mutual.

You will also support the actions of the Foundation ‘Agir en Charente Périgord’ through projects that help the local community projects (education, insertion, culture, heritage…). In 2012, the foundation gave approximately 300 000€ to a hundred local community projects. You will support local initiatives (meetings, events in order to reinforce one of the essential roles of your local mutual). You can support solidarity partnerships (helping jobseekers and also companies that are setting up, with socially supportive actions).

Get guidance on buying a new home in France quickly and efficiently thanks to advice from Crédit Agricole. Whatever the type of residence you are planning to purchase, we will be able to offer the best tailor-made solution.

Having an account with Crédit-Agricole means access to a whole range of services that facilitate day-to-day management of your money. In addition, you will be able to consult your accounts free of charge on the Internet or on your Smartphone. (1)

Make your money work for you thanks to an interest-bearing Livret A account (2). This means that you can put money aside on a regular basis, your savings are available at any time, and you are completely free to put money into the account or make withdrawals as you see fit.

Protect your family and home with one of our various policies which protect you and your personal estate. For example, our home insurance (3) protects your French home against risks from fire, water damage, and theft.

Plan for your future with a life insurance (4) investment which offers both capital growth and advantageous inheritance tax allowances (restricted to French tax residents and subject to French financial laws).

Our staff will be glad to offer you insurance solutions adapted to your life style, so please don’t hesitate to ask!

You can contact your advisor in your local branch or contact our English speaking staff at Charente Périgord United on 00 33 (0)545 204 960. Alternatively, you can check your accounts at

Whatever your needs, our customer service representatives and advisors specialised in dealing with English-speaking customers will be glad to assist you and offer advice and solutions.

We look forward to hearing from you soon and value your custom.

*1 Source, Annual Report 2011Crédit Agricole Charente Périgord
*2 Source Crédit Agricole non resident web site

(1) See conditions with your advisor, excludes the cost of connection charged by your operator
(2) Limited to one livret A per person all banks included. Subscription of a livret A with Crédit Agricole necessitates closing or transferring your former livret A. Find out more about the conditions of opening and management of the livret A from your advisor.
(3) Comprehensive home insurance is provided by Pacifica, a general insurance company and subsidiary of Crédit Agricole S.A., PACIFICA, S.A., with a paid-up capital of 227,443,500 Euros, and which is subject to the French Insurance Code. Their corporate headquarters are located at 8/10 boulevard de Vaugirard, 75015 Paris. Guaranteed occurrences and conditions are found in the contract.
(4) The contracts of life insurance are insured by Predica, company of insurance of persons and subsidiary of Crédit Agricole S.A., with a paid-up capital of 915.874.005 Euros, and which is subject to the French Insurance Code. Their corporate headquarters are located at: 50-56 rue de la Procession-75015 Paris 334 028 123 RCS Paris

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