For 2016 Montes de Piedad keep the challenge of expanding with new headquarters, as well as the modernisation of services offered in order to improve customer service.
In 2015, Montes de Piedad undertook activities maintaining three basic pillars: technological modernisation, the extension of public objectives and a foothold in social focus. Throughout this year, it has been confirmed that Montes de Piedad in Spain are experiencing a new chapter, in which they have recovered part of the prominence they lost throughout the years, as well as a more resistant pace of activity than in previous years.
You can now read the latest issue of our Ahorro magazine.
World Savings Day is an event created to raise public awareness on the importance of saving, both in terms of modern economies as well as for individuals. The main topics focus on the importance of saving in the global economy and how each depositor contributes to its development.
As they did 92 years ago, on 31 October, savings banks celebrated World Savings Day. As a tribute to that day, we have rescued some historic posters from the CECA-Cecabank Historic Archives.
CECA's Foundations and Obra Social Commisson was the chosen backdrop to present the 2015 Obra Social Report and for the first time, show a video highlighting the report's key figures.
The Obra Social funded 91,927 activities, reaching over 30 million people.
The Obra Social continues to shine for its contribution to the improvement of societal well-being, once again putting CECA associated companies at the forefront of private social investment in Spain. As Isidro Fainé, chairman of the Association said, “economic growth, social progress and financial inclusion remain CECA companies' main goals".
Last June, to support the association's work and above all as international recognition of the transformation of the Spanish banking system, I accepted the position of chairman of the ESBG, for a three-year term. In this post, my main aim will be to promote the retail banking model and reinforce social responsibility: promote and place value on our mission to assist individuals, families, small and medium sized businesses, and institutions with their investments and financial needs
CECA is a banking association committed to promoting, defending, and representing its associated companies' interests, giving them advice, and cementing their social mission.
As a banking association, our activities are divided into three key areas: Institutional Representation, Economic and Regulatory Analysis, and Social Investment.
CECA associated credit institutions are characterised by the so-called 3Rs: Retail, Responsible, and Rooted (Rooted in the community):