Credit Agricole Logo – The Credit Agricole, often called the Green Bank result of its original activity in the service of world agriculture, is a French network of cooperative banks and mutual has become since 1990 general international banking group. The History of Credit Agricole was at the end of the xix century : the creation of the first local fund held 23 February 1885 in Salins-les-Bains (Jura). Thus, the building started “from below” (Local and Regional Banks of Crédit Agricole Mutual). Local Banks have their regulated status in 1894 by a law introduced by Jules Meline. In 1895 it was the turn of the Regional Banks.
In the early years, the activity is first composed exclusively of short-term loans. These advances on crops that allow farmers to live better. Next came prepared medium and long term that will allow them to equip themselves, to buy cattle. It appears that there was only in 1920 under the auspices of Louis Tardy, the National Credit Agricole, became in 1926 the National Fund for Credit Agricole. In September 2011, Crédit Agricole change slogan, in fact the slogan “A lasting relationship it changes your life” gives way to the new slogan “Common sense has a future”.