France revises its branch network

France is preparing to overhaul its to take account of the development of the Grand Paris and technological developments , which will result in the closure of a fifty branches by 2015.

Called " Mesh &" , the draft regional fund represents an investment of more than € 80 million investment over three years , according to a statement Thursday, November 28 , and it should not lead to job cuts.

The will increase from 325 to 277 agencies , which will be " more spacious , more comfortable " and consisting of at least six people. The opening hours will be extended , with continuous day for example, he said. Meanwhile, about 300 positions host advisors ( desk) , more than 40% , will be promoted business advisors to " intensify the growing competence and qualification of employees ."

" They call it ' the new mesh agencies . They want to implement innovative agencies with the development of Internet and eventually , it will be' digital bank " , said Wednesday evening Alain Babin, delegate General Confederation of Labour ( CGT ) of the bank. For Mr. Babin, "these are purely financial objectives " in " total contradiction with the message near a mutual bank ." " The digital, of course, is to consider downsizing tomorrow," he added.

The group stressed that his side project " to anticipate and adapt to customer expectations and in our society." It explains consider " future prospects related to the development of the Grand Paris , technological developments and new behavior [s] customers." France has about 1.5 million customers in 42 local branches .