Housing is a key concern among French people and a major factor in their spending with 90% of non-homeowners keen to acquire property of their own. Housing accounts for the bulk of French expenditure, and real estate for two thirds of their estate.
A dual on-site–customer approach
Housing has become a key priority at Crédit Agricole. With real estate the group's third core business, Crédit Agricole is looking to become France's leading housing bank with an active presence throughout the value chain. Crédit Agricole is targeting the housing pathway from start to finish – from student accommodation to homes for dependent people – while investing in new construction projects such as social housing.
Group entities involved in real estate
A smart move in the Melun eco-neighbourhood
This immense urban restructuring is being carried out as part of the 'Oxygène' project. As for the Melun people, they will be granted a new living environment where nature and urban life combine in a practical, environmentally-friendly space.
The Melun eco-neighbourhood is funded by the Brie-Picardie Regional Bank, Crédit Agricole Immobilier and Crédit Agricole CIB.
An Eco standpoint
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