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  • Recent press releases

    • The French government has entered into discussions with Caisse des Dépôts (CDC) regarding the transfer of control of SFIL to CDC
      15 November, 2018

      The French Ministry for the Economy and Finance and CDC announced that they have entered into discussions on the transfer of control of SFIL to CDC. For SFIL, the public development bank created in 2013, this change in controlling shareholder would mark a new phase in its young history promoting local investment and exports.

    • A new rating agency for SFIL and its subsidiary Caisse Française de Financement Local (CAFFIL): the rating agency DBRS has awarded a AA (high) rating to SFIL and a AAA rating to covered bonds issued by CAFFIL
      10 September, 2018

    • Very solid demand for the new public issue of CAFFIL, a EUR 500 million 20-year covered bond
      20 June, 2018

      For its third public issue of the year, Caisse Française de Financement Local (CAFFIL) opted for a maturity of 20 years, very long and rarely offered on the covered bond market. The selected duration and size, EUR 500 million, match the maturity needs in terms of funding of its long term credits granted to French local governments and public hospitals as well as its refinancing loans for large French export contracts.