Societe Generale in the UK

Societe Generale was established in the UK in 1871 as the Group's first international office outside France.

In 2021 we celebrated our 150th anniversary in the country, demonstrating and reaffirming our long-standing commitment to the UK. Watch this short video to discover some of the key moments that mattered in a century and a half of our history, driven by partnerships, innovation and progress. 

Thanks to our strong presence in the UK, we have built meaningful relationships with major companies, investors, business leaders and government entities, which we harness for the benefit of our clients.

The Group's expertise in the UK ranges from corporate and investment banking to private banking services, asset management, prime brokerage and clearing services to vehicle and equipment finance. Click here to find out more about what we do.

Our commitment goes beyond just serving our clients. Across all our entities, we take our role in the community seriously. We have developed partnerships with local and national charities in line with our Corporate Social Responsibility strategy to make the banking sector more accessible to individuals who are under-represented in financial services – minority ethnicities, women, and those from low-socio economic backgrounds. For more information on our CSR strategy and programmes, please click here.

One Bank StreetOur headquarters are located in the heart of London’s new financial centre in Canary Wharf, where since 2019 we have been based at One Bank Street. 

"The Societe Generale logo on the Canary Wharf skyline is our statement of intent – reaffirming our lasting commitment to serving our clients in and from the UK."
Christophe Lattuada, CEO, SG London Branch, and UK Chief Country Officer

Our state-of-the-art building allows us to bring together all of our businesses and knowledge under one roof to offer our clients ever more integrated and creative solutions as well as enhancing their experience of working with us.

We are also proud to hold an Outstanding BREEAM rating for our One Bank Street office, confirming it as one of the most environmentally friendly buildings in the City and Canary Wharf combined.