Building a bank for entrepreneurs is crucial, says CEO of Bpifrance

(New African Magazine, London, 11 February 2022) Bpifrance Assurance Export, a department of the investment bank Bpifrance, administers French state export guarantees management, transfered from the the Coface Group in 2015. Bpifrance notes that it helps stimulate French business’ growth by offering loans, providing guarantees and awarding buyer credit and supplier credit to encourage business abroad. It finances over 80 000 companies and provided over 6000 investment loans and 50000 short term loans in 2018 with a total production of 19 billion euros. Bpifrance is also the innovation agency for entrepreneurs with 1,3 billion euros of innovation soft loans distributed to 6000 companies every year.