• -2000
    1st loan and gold deposits in Babylon
    FINANCE
  • 700
    1st virtual money created in China as credit note 
    FINANCE
  • 1157
    1st Bank established in Venice onto which currency were exchanged between bankers
    BANK
  • 1695
    1st Central Bank to issue money in England
    FINANCE
  • 1946
    1st bank-issued credit card
    CARDS
  • 1967
    ATM invented by John Shepherd-Barron at Barclays in UK : automation of banking transactions starts
    TECHNOLOGY
  • 1968
    Sopra Group creation by Pierre PASQUIER
    CREATION
  • 1974
    First core banking system created by Sopra for Banque Laydernier
    OUR BUSINESS
  • 1987
    Wall Street crash
    MARKET
  • 1990
    Acquisition of Pro BF (subsidiary of the Banques Populaire Group)
    ACQUISITION
  • Sopra Group quotation on Euronext Paris Stock Exchange
    OUR BUSINESS
  • 1994
    First banking website by Wells Fargo
    BANK
  • 1996
    First online-only banking service by NetBank in USA
    BANK
  • Acquisition of SG2 Ingénierie
    ACQUISITION
  • 1998
    Creation of the European Central Bank and the Eurosystem
    BANK
  • Basel I introduced
    REGULATION
  • 1999
    Euro converter (European software leader created by Sopra)
    OUR BUSINESS
  • 2000
    Acquisition of Financial software, a banking back office software company
    ACQUISITION
  • SEPA introduction
    REGULATION
  • Social networks arrival
    SOCIAL
  • 2003
    Acquisition of Inforsud ingénierie (Crédit Agricole Group)
    ACQUISITION
  • 2007
    iPhone is released
    TECHNOLOGY
  • Worldwide financial crisis leading to the global economic crisis until 2009
    MARKET
  • Acquisition of CIBF, a payment software company
    ACQUISITION
  • Acquisition of BAI, a financing software company
    ACQUISITION
  • 2008
    Blockchain invention by Satoshi Nakamoto
    TECHNOLOGY
  • 2009
    Collapse of Lehman brothers & worldwide economic crisis
    MARKET
  • 2011
    1st mobile bank by RBS in UK
    BANK
  • Acquisition of Delta Informatique, a core banking platform for MEA banks
    ACQUISITION
  • 2012
    Creation of Sopra Banking Software, a dedicated subsidiary on the financial techs
    CREATION
  • Acquisition of Tieto FS in the UK
    ACQUISITION
  • Acquisition of Callataÿ & Wouters in Benelux
    ACQUISITION
  • 2013
    Acquisition COR&FJA, a German financing software company
    ACQUISITION
  • 2014
    Apple Pay Launched
    PAYMENTS
  • 2016
    Acquisition of Cassiopae, a global financing company
    ACQUISITION
  • Norway largest bank DNB says “no” to cash
    DIGITALISATION
  • 2018
    Acquisition of APAK, a global financing company
    ACQUISITION
  • GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in Europe
    REGULATION
  • Acquisition of O.R. System, a compliance software company
    ACQUISITION
  • 2019
    Alibaba and Wechat share 85% of mobile payment market in China
    PAYMENTS
  • Facebook and 50 partners announce Libra, a cryptocurrency to be used by 2 Bn citizens globally
    INNOVATION
  • PSD2 becomes an operational mandate in Europe
    REGULATION
  • Acquisition of SAB, a managed services core banking platform company
    ACQUISITION