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Archives and history

The Crédit Agricole Group’s historic archives

Crédit Agricole S.A. makes its historic archives available to university researchers. These extraordinarily extensive archives come from the wide variety of components that make up Group’s history : Caisse Nationale de Crédit Agricole, Banque de l’Indochine, Banque de Suez et de l’Union des Mines, Crédit Lyonnais.

N.B.: the department does not manage current bank archives (extracts of accounts, loans etc.) and cannot respond to requests relating to this.

Crédit Agricole’s historic archives provide information about:

  • the history of the Group’s entities: creation of the Regional Banks and subsidiaries, implementation of networks in France and abroad, issues of securities, relationships with businesses and the financial authorities, staff management, banking architecture;
  • the history of companies and sectors: company annual reports, industry and financial research reports;
  • the history of international relations: government loans, relations with foreign branches.

A library of over 3,000 titles specialising in the history of banking and Crédit Agricole and the history of companies. Literature may only be consulted at the library. The historic archives department is open by appointment from Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 1.00pm and from 2.00pm to 6 pm. Proof of identity and evidence of research are requested on the first visit.