Wafabank

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Wafabank was a private bank in Morocco, that belonged to the Kettani family. In 2004, the Kettanis sold their stakes to ONA Group which resulted in the merger of the bank with Banque Commerciale du Maroc to form Attijariwafa Bank.

History[edit]

  • 1904 Compagnie Française de Crédit et de Banque established a branch in Morocco of its Algerian subsidiary under the name Compagnie Algerienne de Crédit et de Banque (CACB).
  • 1959 On the eve of independence, CACB, with 38 branches, had the largest network in Morocco.
  • 1968 A group of Moroccan private investors acquired majority control, together with the Compagnie Financière de Suez.
  • 1985 CFAB changed its name to Wafabank.
  • 1986 Wafabank moved its HQ to Casablanca.
  • 1987 Wafabank established a subsidiary in Belgium.
  • 1993 Wafabank carried out an IPO.
  • 1996 Wafabank acquired BBV’s Uniban subsidiary and BBV took an 8% stake in Wafabank. Credit Agricole Indosuez also took a stake in Wafabank (14.8%).
  • 2000 Wafabank and the Senegalese holding "Keur Khadim," agreed to establish Senbank to provide banking services in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
  • 2001 Wafabank acquired BBVA’s subsidiary BBVA Maroc and BBVA increased its stake in Wafabank to 10%, further cementing the partnership commenced in 1997.
  • 2003 Banque Commerciale du Maroc acquired Wafabank.

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