On 4 April 2017, the Banque de France will start issuing the new 50 euro banknote across France.
In 2015, the French banking sector was an active participant in the jobs market, with banks represented by the French Banking Federation hiring more than 39,000 people, up from 35,000 in 2014 (*).
A summary of the main indicators for the French banking sector
For Frédéric Oudéa, Chairman of the FBF, the stress tests confirm the solidity of France’s banking system.
Since 2008, the banking industry has experienced an unprecedented surge in regulation to ensure its stability. Now the priority is to reconcile stronger prudential requirements with financing the economy successfully. With this in mind, the French Banking Federation sets out its six priorities and shares its recommendations.
Memos-Banque-01-EN.pdf [813 ko]
FBF welcomes the Capital Markets Union (CMU) initiative and the new priority to growth and employment. A proper financing of the economy is key to achieve these objectives. As a reminder, financing the economy, especially SME's is the number one strategic priority of French banks.
FBF_plaquette_UMC_15072015_EN.pdf [1371 ko]