To strengthen our associated companies' positions within the Spanish and international financial system, in terms of financial operations, Social Programmes, and social responsibility


CECA is a banking association committed to promoting, defending, and representing its associated companies' interests, giving them advice, and cementing their social mission.

CECA is regulated specifically by the additional eleventh provision of Savings Banks and Foundations Act 26/2013, of 27 December. The provision reads:

  1. The Spanish Confederation of Savings Banks, set up in accordance with the framework existing prior to this Act coming into force, will be made up of savings banks, banking foundations, and credit institutions, to form a whole and maintain the functions and aims they hold in accordance with the aforementioned framework and any others outlined in their statutes.
  2. The Spanish Confederation of Savings Banks will lose its status as a credit institution when the statutes mentioned in the previous section are brought into force, without prejudice to its ability to offer services through any other participating bank, in the terms established by its statutes.

CECA adopts as a fundamental principle and standard of conduct the preservation of the character and independence of its members.

Mr Isidro Fainé Casas

CECA Chairman

"The sector we see emerging from the crisis is today stronger, more transparent, has more capital, is more efficient and more digital. But in terms of our commitment to society via our Social Programme our foundation is unchanged. We remain committed to our three Rs model: Retail, Responsible, Rooted: retailers, responsible, and rooted deeply to our regions". CECA Annual Report 2014

Letter from the chairman