Groupe Caisse d’épargne is a French semi-cooperative banking group, with around 4700 branches in the country. Its origins go back to the founding in 1818 of the Caisse d’Épargne et de Prévoyance de Paris, France’s first savings bank. The group is active in retail and private banking, as well as holding a significant stake in the publicly traded investment bank Natixis.
Caisse d’Epargne Group is a French bank organized around 16 Regional Savings Banks for 4,182 branches across France.
In July 2009 it became a part of Groupe BPCE, became the second-largest French banking group. The BPCE group consists of the two commercial brands, Caisse d’épargne, and Banque Populaire.