Press Releases

Press Releases

 

This section presents the press releases published by the FGDR and the main current events.

 

The FGDR unveils the annual results of its deposit guarantee scheme awareness

 

PRESS RELEASE - 8 January 2019

 

For the third straight year, the Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts et de Résolution (FGDR) has surveyed the French people about the deposit guarantee scheme and the FGDR. This poll, conducted by the Harris Interactive market research firm, analyses changes in the FGDR's name recognition and knowledge of the deposit guarantee scheme and products covered.

 

SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE FGDR'S NAME RECOGNITION SINCE 2016

 

The FGDR's name is becoming more recognisable among the general public: 45% of French people have heard of it (+16 points compared with 2017), even though 36% are still not quite sure what it does.
Those who have heard of it mainly describe the FGDR as reassuring (80%), reliable (78%), solid (76%) and expert (75%).

 

NEARLY HALF OF ALL FRENCH PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT THE DEPOSIT GUARANTEE SCHEME

 

French people are more aware that their bank deposits are protected but most are still unclear about it:

  • 48% of French people say they have already heard of the "deposit guarantee scheme", a stable score relative to 2017. Of those, 34% learned about it through the annual information notice attached to a letter from their bank, 29% through an information notice provided when they opened a covered current or savings account, and 16% through the notice on their current or savings account statement.
  • 34% of French people more easily identified certain products covered by the deposit guarantee scheme (5 points higher than in 2017).
  • 39% of French people know that companies are also covered by the deposit guarantee scheme (6 points higher than in 2017).
  • However, only one-fourth of French people (22%) are able to give the maximum coverage amount of €100,000 per person, per bank.

 

FRENCH PEOPLE'S TRUST IN OUR BANKING SYSTEM IS GROWING

 

French people who are aware of the FGDR have a higher-than-average level of trust in the banking system (65% versus 60%), thereby demonstrating the FGDR's ability to provide reassurance.

 

We see that the collective efforts made by the banks and our teams to inform and educate the public about the deposit guarantee scheme are gradually yielding results. This poll encourages us to do even more to raise awareness about the protection offered by the FGDR to customers of the banking and financial sector”, says Thierry Dissaux, Chairman of the FGDR Board.

 

The 2018 FGDR Poll also shows that 60% of French people have confidence in the French banking system, an increase of 8 points over 2017 and 11 points over 2016.

 

This name recognition poll will be conducted once again in 2019. This demonstrates the FGDR's desire to make French people more aware that their bank deposits are protected and, in doing so, build confidence in the banking and financial system and ensure its stability. The poll was conducted online by Harris Interactive based on a representative sample of 1,000 French people aged 18 and over between 1 and 4 May 2018.

 

 

The Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts et de Résolution (FGDR)

The mission of the Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts et de Résolution (FGDR) is to protect and compensate customers in the event that their banking or financial institution fails. Created by the law of 25 June 1999 on savings and financial security, the FGDR manages three mechanisms: the deposit guarantee scheme, the investor compensation scheme and the performance bonds guarantee scheme. It covers 530 institutions and can intervene before a failure on a preventative or resolution basis, or pays compensation to customers. A banking crisis operator in support of responsible finance, the FGDR plays a key role in ensuring the stability of the French banking system.  

PRESS CONTACT : 

 

Emilie de Chezelles – Cabinet CLAI  
emilie.dechezelles@clai2.com 
T +33 (0) 1 80 50 53 40 / Mobile : + 33 (0) 7 77 26 24 60

Site web FGDR: www.garantiedesdepots.fr

 

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The Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts et de Résolution (FGDR) has appointed new Supervisory Board members

 

PRESS RELEASE - 27 September 2018

 

Pursuant to paragraph II of Article L-312-10 of the French Monetary and Financial Code, the FGDR’s Supervisory Board consists of 12 members and one non-voting member: seven full members representing the credit institutions that are the largest contributors to the deposit guarantee scheme, two members elected from among the members of the deposit guarantee scheme, two members elected from among the members of the investor compensation scheme, and one member elected from among the members of the performance bonds guarantee scheme.

 

In the first half of 2018, two seats of elected members became vacant following equity transactions that resulted in two members losing their licences: Banque Martin-Maurel (deposit guarantee scheme) and Prado Epargne (investor compensation scheme). Pursuant to the order of 16 March 2016 implementing Article L. 312-16 of the French Monetary and Financial Code on the FGDR's Supervisory Board, the Fund launched an election process to replace the two vacant seats.

 

At the end of this process, the two new elected members of the Supervisory Board are:

  • ODDO BHF, which will be represented by Mr Christophe TADIÉ as Manager; and
  • Interexpansion-Fongepar (IEFG), which will be represented by Mr Frédéric BOURDON as Deputy Managing Director.

 

From 24 September 2018 until the end of the term of the current Board in the spring of 2020, after approval of the 2019 financial statements, the composition of the FGDR’s Supervisory Board is as follows (page 2):

 

 

Members of the Supervisory Board
Chairman
NICOLAS DUHAMEL
ADVISOR TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MANAGEMENT BOARD OF BPCE
IN CHARGE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS BPCE GROUP
MEMBERS
Laurent GOUTARD

Director of Retail Banking

 SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE FRANCE

Vice-Chairman
Jérôme GRIVET

Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Finance Groupe

CRÉDIT AGRICOLE S.A.
Delphine d'AMARZIT

Deputy Managing Director

ORANGE BANK
Pierre-Edouard BATARD

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

CNCM and CCM
Jean BEURNARDEAU

Managing Director

HBSC FRANCE
Florence LUSTMAN

Chief Financial Officer

LA BANQUE POSTALE
Benoît CATHERINE

Deputy Managing Director

EXANE
Christophe TADIE

Manager

ODDO BHF
Frédéric BOURDON

Deputy Managing Director

Interexpansion-Fongepar
Jean-Jacques SANTINI

Director Institutional Affairs

BNPP
Jean-Marc VILON

Chief Executive Officer of

CRÉDIT LOGEMENT
 
NON-VOTING MEMBER
appointed by the Minister for the Economy
Jérôme REBOUL
Assistant Director Banking and General-Interest Financing Treasury Directorate
Composition of the Supervisory Board on 24 September 2018

 

 

The Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts et de Résolution (FGDR)

The mission of the Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts et de Résolution (FGDR) is to protect and compensate customers in the event that their banking or financial institution fails. Created by the law of 25 June 1999 on savings and financial security, the FGDR manages three mechanisms: the deposit guarantee scheme, the investor compensation scheme and the performance bonds guarantee scheme. It covers 530 institutions and can intervene before a failure on a preventative or resolution basis, or pays compensation to customers. A banking crisis operator in support of responsible finance, the FGDR plays a key role in ensuring the stability of the French banking system.  

PRESS CONTACT : 

 

Emilie de Chezelles – Cabinet CLAI  
emilie.dechezelles@clai2.com 
T +33 (0) 1 80 50 53 40 / Mobile : + 33 (0) 7 77 26 24 60

Site web FGDR: www.garantiedesdepots.fr

 

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The Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts et de Résolution (FGDR) signs a revolving credit facility for an amount of €1.4 billion

 

PRESS RELEASE - 29 January 2018

 

The Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts et de Résolution (FGDR) announces the signature of a revolving credit facility for an amount of one billion four hundred million euros (€1.4 billion) maturing in January 2019 with 2 one year extensions at lender’s option.

 

Thanks to this credit line, from 2018, the FGDR will have available resources of more than €5 billion, that is, 0.5% of bank deposits covered by its guarantee in France. This amount lies within the targets that the European regulations have set for 2024 with regard to deposit guarantee funds' resources.

 

The FGDR is also one of the leading deposit insurers to comply with the recommendations of the European Banking Authority with regard to available financial resources. In this way, the FGDR shows its commitment to actively work towards the Banking Union's targets set in 2014 by the DGSD 2 European Directive.

 

The FGDR is supported by seven French banks* in the form of a "club deal" in the successful achievement of this closing. BNP Paribas has acted as the documentation agent. Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank has been mandated facility agent.

 

(*) BNP Paribas, Caisse Centrale du Crédit Mutuel, Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank, HSBC France, La Banque Postale, Natixis, Société Générale Corporate & Investment Banking.

 

 

The Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts et de Résolution (FGDR)

The mission of the Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts et de Résolution (FGDR) is to protect and compensate customers in the event that their banking or financial institution fails. Created by the law of 25 June 1999 on savings and financial security, the FGDR manages three mechanisms: the deposit guarantee scheme, the investor compensation scheme and the performance bonds guarantee scheme. It covers 530 institutions and can intervene before a failure on a preventative or resolution basis, or pays compensation to customers. A banking crisis operator in support of responsible finance, the FGDR plays a key role in ensuring the stability of the French banking system.  

PRESS CONTACT :  

 

Delphine Bosc – Cabinet CLAI  
delphine.bosc@clai2.com 
T +33 (0) 1 44 69 30 35 / Mobile : + 33 (0) 6 99 37 61 76

Site web FGDR: www.garantiedesdepots.fr

 

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The chairman of the FGDR Board, Thierry Dissaux, is elected Chairman of the EFDI, the European Forum of Deposit Insurers.

 

PRESS RELEASE - 4 October 2016

 

Thierry Dissaux is elected Chairman of the EFDI, the European Forum of Deposit Insurers, at its General Meeting held on 29 September in Vilnius, Lithuania.

 

Chairman of the French Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts et de Résolution (FGDR)  since 2011, Thierry Dissaux was unanimously appointed for a three-year term of office.

 

This appointment is testimony of the work carried out by the FGDR in launching then implementing the  Home/Host Cooperation (H2C)  project with the aim of organising effective operating cooperation among the European guarantee schemes, in the case of  cross-border compensation within the 31 countries of the European Economic Area, a project initiated by Thierry Dissaux and for which he has been responsible from its beginning two years ago.

 

François de Lacoste Lareymondie, member of the FGDR  Board of Directors, expressed the pride of the FGDR teams on this appointment: "This election is the reward for the progress made by the FGDR in recent years, expressed a few days ago by, among others, the approval of the Home-Host Cooperation agreement. It also gives us a special responsibility and encourages us to increase our collective efforts, at French, European and international levels, to contribute to an always more stable and responsible banking system, to serve depositors. "

 

The EFDI (European Forum of Deposit Insurers) was created in 2002 with the support of the European Commission and has currently 66 members, including 56 Deposit Guarantee Funds and 10 Investor Guarantee Funds, coming from 44 countries. Its action extends to European and international organisations, including the European Commission, the European Banking Authority (EBA), the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the European Banking Federation(EFB) and the International Association of Deposit Insurers (IADI), with which it is developing close working relations.

 

 

The Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts et de Résolution (FGDR)

The Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts et de Résolution (FGDR) is a public interest organisation whose mission is  to protect customers of a failed bank. By protecting customers' assets, the FGDR plays a key role in ensuring the stability of the French banking system. It covers 582 affiliated institutions and compensates customers on a preventative basis or on a bank crisis resolution basis..

PRESS CONTACT : 

 

Emilie Humann
Emilie.humann@clai2.com
T +33 (0) 1 44 69 54 05 / Mobile : + 33 (0) 7 77 26 24 60
FGDR Website :
www.garantiedesdepots.fr

 

 

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THE EFDI, EUROPEAN FORUM OF DEPOSIT INSURERS, APPROVED THE HOME/HOST COOPERATION AGREEMENT (H2C) ESTABLISHED ON THE INITIATIVE OF THE FGDR

 

PRESS RELEASE - 28 SEPTEMBER 2016

 

The Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts et de Résolution (FGDR), which protects customers of a failed banking or financial institution, initiated by the Home/Host Cooperation project (H2C), with the aim of organising a with the aim of organising effective operating cooperation among European guarantee funds when they are led to cross-border compensation of depositors in the 31 countries of the European Economic Area.

 

This project was materialised by the approval of the whole EFDI, made official since 15 September, by a Home/Host Cooperation Agreement and a set of practices and related standards, expressing the wish of all the members of the EFDI to optimise their cooperation in the case of failed banks whose head office is located in one European country and with branches in another European country.

 

These documents fall within the context of the framework drawn up by European Directive 2014/49/EU relating to  deposit guarantee schemes (DGSD2) and the orientations set out in 2016 with regard to Home/Host cooperation by the European Banking Authority (EBA). In fact, the directive makes it mandatory for the customers of the European branch to be compensated by means of this country's guarantee fund ("Host" fund), on the instructions and under the responsibility of the guarantee fund of the failed bank's head office ("Home" fund). This agreement set out in concrete terms the  details for intervention and exchange among European funds (data transfer, IT protocols, communication rules, financial transfers, sharing costs, etc.), thus ensuring genuine functional and technical interoperability among them.

 

The conclusion of the H2C initiative, after two years' collective work, was fully and completely supported by the European Banking Authority. In a letter to the EFDI, Mr Andrea Enria, Chairman of the European Banking Authority, very involved in this project, stated that "the Agreement meets the requirements of the EBA's Orientations" and "encourages the members of the EFDI and the competent authorities designated by the Member States, to join this Agreement".

 

Thierry Dissaux, Chairman of the FGDR  Board of Directors, who, with the FGDR teams, coordinated this work, praised the remarkable involvement of the EFDI members. "They rose to the challenge of a consensus definition of all the legal and technical requirements necessary for ensuring their joint interoperability. Building such interoperability is probably unprecedented in the field of deposit guarantees schemes."

 

 

The Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts et de Résolution (FGDR)

The Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts et de Résolution (FGDR) is a public interest organisation whose mission is  to protect customers of a failed bank. By protecting customers' assets, the FGDR plays a key role in ensuring the stability of the French banking system. It covers 582 affiliated institutions and compensates customers on a preventative basis or on a bank crisis resolution basis.

PRESS CONTACT : 

 

Emilie Humann
Emilie.humann@clai2.com
T +33 (0) 1 44 69 54 05 / Mobile : + 33 (0) 7 77 26 24 60
FGDR Website : 
www.garantiedesdepots.fr

 

 

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FGDR-IADI ERC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FINANCIAL STABILITY :

« DIVERSITY AND HARMONISATION OF THE DEPOSIT GUARANTEE SCHEME »

CONCLUSIONS

 

CURRENT EVENTS- 11 JULY 2016

 

 

In May 2016, working meetings of the 48th Executive Council of the International Association of Deposit Insurers (IADI), including 80 deposit insurers from 77 countries, were held at the Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts et de Résolution (FGDR). 180 deposit insurers, representatives of central banks, European and international banking supervisors, academics and journalists participated at the international closing conference, organised jointly by the FGDR and the European Regional Committee of the IADI. This conference looked at the general movement to harmonise the principles and practices of the deposit guarantee schemes with the diversity of the models

On the basis of comparing experiences and testimonies, the deposit insurers defined their future strategic mission: "Crisis operators at the service of responsible finance".

 

To view the conference video, click on it

 

 

 

HOME/ HOST COOPERATION (H2C) INITIATIVE

 

CURRENT EVENTS - 11 JULY 2016

 

Changes in the European regulatory framework led the FGDR in mid-2014 to set up the "Home/Host Cooperation" within the EFDI (European Forum of Deposit Insurers). This is a European cooperation project intended, pursuant to the requirements of the "DGSD2" directive, to ensure the interoperability of the European guarantee funds among them and to enable them to manage cross-border compensation within very short periods: compensation currency, communications channels (telephone, e-mail, letters, etc.), communications language, financial reconciliation, cost sharing, etc.

 

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"DIVERSITY AND HARMONISATION OF DEPOSIT INSURANCE"
FGDR HOSTED DEPOSIT INSURERS FROM 77 JURISDICTIONS FOR AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FINANCIAL STABILITY ORAGNISED BY THE FGDR WITH DEPOSIT INSURERS FROM 78 COUNTRIES :

 

PRESS RELEASE - 6 June 2016

 

On Thursday, 26 May, an international conference attended by 82 deposit insurers from 78 countries was held at the Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts et de Résolution (FGDR), which protects customers if their banking or financial institution fails. It looked at the harmonisation of standards  in response to the diversity of the models and local realities.

 

All the players in the international "banking safety net" met in Paris.

 

This conference, held by the FGDR in Paris within the scope of the 48th  Executive Committee of the International Association of Deposit Insurers (IADI), was open to all players in financial security (supervisory authorities, regulators, economists, researchers and professionals, etc.).

 

After welcoming addresses by Thierry Dissaux, Chairman of the FGDR  Board of Directors, then by Thomas Hoenig, Chairman of the IADI, also Vice-Chairman of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in the United States, the Director General of the Treasury, Bruno Bézard, spoke about the necessary of making progress in setting up the Banking Union to strengthen the stability of the European banking system and the protection of depositors. He stressed the importance of a balance between pooling and reducing risks.

 

Jan Nolte, senior financial analyst in the World Bank, then spoke about the Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP), the IMF and World Bank joint programme to assess the stability of national financial systems.

 

Four round tables with 20 speakers from 19 countries, as well as four representatives of international authorities. The discussions were organised in four theme-based round tables:

"STANDARDS": how the assessment of deposit guarantee schemes' international standards ("Core Principles") is adapted to local specificities?

"CRISES": being a deposit insurer and dealing with various types of crises (systemic financial crisis, natural disasters, multiple failures, etc.)

"MODELS ": harmonisation of practices: unification models?

"CROSSING BORDERS": Problems in treating resolutions and compensation of the customers of banking institutions with cross-border activities.

 

Click here to download the conference programme,

Click here to download the speakers' biographies and presentations.

 

DEPOSIT INSURERS AND CRISIS OPERATORS FOR RESPONSIBLE FINANCE

In his closing speech, Robert Ophèle, Deputy Governor of the Banque de France, emphasised that international cooperation can contribute greatly for the best protection of the banking systems and depositors. The progress made since the IADI was created in 2002 is spectacular. On this basis, the "Home-Host Cooperation initiative", supported by the FGDR within the European Forum of Deposit Insurers (EFDI), will enable European guarantee funds to co-ordinate their operations for compensating depositors of a bank with activities through branches in several European countries. Insuring deposits is a subject that concerns all the players in banking and financial stability.

To conclude this day, Thierry Dissaux, Chairman of the FGDR  Board of Directors, the event's host, put the deposit insurers and his organisation's future mission into perspective:

"In the light of these diversity and harmonisation stakes, no doubt the concept of deposit insurance only reflects some of the realities. At the FGDR, we are now convinced that the role of a deposit insurer is to be a crisis operator at the service of responsible financein the future. Our raison d’être is not only to prevent banking panics and interrupted banking services for depositors, but also to contribute to a stable and responsible banking system."

 

 

The Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts et de Résolution (FGDR)

The Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts et de Résolution (FGDR) is a public interest organisation whose mission is to protect customers of a failed bank. By protecting customers' assets, the FGDR plays a key role in ensuring the stability of the French banking system. It covers 582 affiliated institutions and compensates customers on a preventative basis or on a bank crisis resolution basis.

PRESS CONTACT : 

 

Emilie Humann
Emilie.humann@clai2.com
T +33 (0) 1 44 69 54 05 / Mobile : + 33 (0) 7 77 26 24 60
FGDR Website : www.garantiedesdepots.fr

 

 

 

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THE FONDS DE GARANTIE DES DEPOTS ET DE RESOLUTION (FGDR) HAS RENEWED ITS SUPERVISORY BOARD

 

PRESS RELEAS - 12 MAY 2016

The Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts et de Résolution (FGDR), which protects customers of failed banking or financial institutions, renewed its Supervisory Board for a term of office of four years, on expiry of the preceding term of office. The Supervisory Board, at its meeting on 10 May 2016, elected its chairman and vice-chairman.

 

The Supervisory Board is composed of 12 members: 7 full members appointed from among the institutions contributing the most to the deposit guarantee scheme: 2 members elected from among member credit institutions of the deposit guarantee scheme, 2 elected from among the members of the investor compensation scheme and 1 member elected from among the performance bond scheme. A non-voting member appointed by the Minister for the Economy participates in board meetings. The Supervisory Board meets at least four times a year.

 

During the initial meeting on 10 May 2016, the Supervisory Board elected as Chairman

 

Nicolas Duhamel, Advisor to the chairman of the  Board of Directors of BPCE responsible for the public affairs of Groupe BPCE;

 

and as Vice-Chairman Laurent Goutard, Director of the Société Générale France retail bank.

 

Members of the Supervisory Board at 10 May 2016
Chairman
NICOLAS DUHAMEL
ADVISOR TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MANAGEMENT BOARD OF BPCE
IN CHARGE OF PUBLIC AFFAIRS BPCE GROUP
MEMBERS
Jean BEUNARDEAU
Chief Executive Officer of
HSBC FRANCE
Gilles LE NOC
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
CAISSE CENTRALE CRÉDIT MUTUEL
Benoît CATHERINE
Deputy Managing Director
EXANE
Lucie MAUREL
Member of the Management Board of
BANQUE MARTIN MAUREL
Jean-Michel FOUCQUE
Chief Executive Officer 
PRADO ÉPARGNE
Delphine d'AMARZIT
Deputy Managing Director
ORANGE BANK
Laurent GOUTARD
Director of Retail Banking
 SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE FRANCE
Vice-Président
Jean-Jacques SANTINI
Director of institutional Affairs
GROUPE BNP - PARIBAS
Jérôme GRIVET
Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Finance Groupe
CRÉDIT AGRICOLE S.A.
Jean-Marc VILON
Chief Executive Officer of
CRÉDIT LOGEMENT
Florence LUSTMAN
Chief Financial Officer
LA BANQUE POSTALE
 
NON-VOTING MEMBER
Antoine SAINTOYANT
Sub-director BANCFIN at the Treasury General Management
Composition of the Supervisory Board on 1 October 2017

 

The Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts et de Résolution (FGDR)

The Fonds de Garantie des Dépôts et de Résolution (FGDR) is a public interest organisation whose mission is to protect customers of a failed bank. By protecting customers' assets, the FGDR plays a key role in ensuring the stability of the French banking system. It covers 582 affiliated institutions and compensates customers on a preventative basis or on a bank crisis resolution basis.

PRESS CONTACT : 

 

Emilie Humann
Emilie.humann@clai2.com
T +33 (0) 1 44 69 54 05 / Mobile : + 33 (0) 7 77 26 24 60
FGDR Website : www.garantiedesdepots.fr

 

 

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