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Credit Agricole’s CA Store Opens With 43 Mobile Apps + Ideas

Credit Agricole CA Store Opens With 43 Mobile Apps and Ideas

Back in January 2012, Credit Agricole shook up the banking industry by announcing its own app store opened to third parties.  The CA Store officially opened with 43 mobile apps and ideas.

Credit Agricole CA Store Opens With 43 Mobile Apps and Ideas

We thought we’d give you an update, eight months following this major announcement from the leading French bank.

This is it.  Credit Agricole’s CA Store officially opened.

 

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You will find below some key stats from launch. 

Key Stats

  • 19 Apps
  • 24 Ideas
  • 5 Platforms
    iOS (33), Android (26), WebApp (11), Windows 8 (8), Windows Phone (9)
  • 8 Categories
    Budget (28), Business (2), Travel (2), News (4), Savings (13), Games (3), Educative (2), Utility (20)
  • 5 ‘Authors’ (apps developers)
    Third parties, Credit Agricole Group, CA Corsica, CA Lorraine, CA Midi Pynerees

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So now, Credit Agricole’s open innovation and open banking initiative is more than a concept.  It is a reality.  And with Axa Banque’s own app store which is about to officially launch and ING’s recent announcement, the French bank might has started a key trend in the worldwide banking industry.

But how receptive will their customers be?  And how many third parties will demonstrate their commitment to the CA Store and be prepared to invest resources in building apps which usage might just never take off significantly?

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Written by Christophe Langlois

Based in London, Christophe is an entertaining social media keynote speaker and a trusted advisor to the global financial services industry on the topics of social media, social business and digital innovation.

Christophe has contributed to over 140 events in 18 countries.

Currently, Christophe is 'Social Media Senior Managing Consultant' at IBM Interactive Experience. He's also a Digital Advisor at the Financial Services Forum and the Moller Centre (part of the Churchill College in Cambridge).

Christophe's views on VisibleBanking.com are his own, not necessarily his employer's.

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