Negotiations between Crédit Mutuel Arkéa and the National Confederation of Crédit Mutuel (CNCM), relating to a project for autonomy for the Breton banking group, have stalled. Faced with this situation, Loïg Chesnais-Girard, President of the Brittany Region, and Alain Rousset, his counterpart in Nouvelle-Aquitaine (one of Arkéa’s headquarters is in Bordeaux), sent a letter to Élisabeth Borne, the Prime Minister, to share their concerns with her.
The two presidents of the Regions believe that Arkéa “is increasingly threatened by real supervision by its central body, the CNCM, and fears that it will ultimately be the victim of an integration and centralization project”.
Borne and the Mayor as mediators?
After proposals made at the end of August, Crédit Mutuel Arkéa came up against Crédit Mutuel’s refusal to start negotiations to obtain guaranteed autonomy. Nicolas Théry, president of the CNCM, had however estimated, at the beginning of November, that a “zone of agreement” was still “possible”.
By this letter, Loïg Chesnais-Girard and Alain Rousset wish to draw the attention of Élisabeth Borne “to the profoundly destructive effects that the placing under supervision, or the integration into a large national entity, of the bank regional Crédit Mutuel Arkéa”. They are now calling for his mediation and that of Bruno Le Maire, the Minister of the Economy.
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