Loan companies in Europe, America and Asia discuss social credit and microcredit in Seville

Loan and social credit institutions from Europe, America and Asia debate since Wednesday in Seville on the situation of pledge and social credit and microcredits through conferences, lectures and roundtables at the XXX General Assembly of the Association International of pledge and social credit entities (Pignus), which is held at the headquarters of the Cajasol Foundation in Seville.

Loan and social credit institutions from Europe, America and Asia debate since Wednesday in Seville on the situation of pledge and social credit and microcredits through conferences, lectures and roundtables at the XXX General Assembly of the Association International of pledge and social credit entities (Pignus), which is held at the headquarters of the Cajasol Foundation in Seville.

As indicated Cajasol in a note, this Wednesday at the headquarters of the Cajasol Foundation in Seville has been inaugurated the XXX General Assembly of the International Association of pledge and social credit entities (Pignus) by the president of the International Association and president of Cajasol Foundation, Antonio Pulido, and Máximo Díaz-Cano, Secretary General of the Presidency of the Junta de Andalucía, who have premiered the Congress that will gather during the next days the main institutions that are part of the world association.

Díaz-Cano has highlighted in his speech that “figures such as credit and social loans are necessary to correct the financial exclusion of the most vulnerable groups to the real effects of the crisis” since “finances are necessary for the development and for economic growth, hence the importance of Microfinance for the fight against poverty, self-sustainable mechanisms that go beyond being assistance actions, “said the Secretary-General of the Presidency of the Junta de Andalucía.

Antonio Pulido, president of Pignus, at the inauguration, clarified “the commitment to strengthen and renew the structures of the International Association, the relations between its partners, the discovery of new realities and, ultimately, to update the discourse so that the activity they represent our entity, old and unique as few, still has a relevant role in economic and social terms, as well as relations with multilateral organizations between the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the Andean Development Community and the European Investment Bank (EIB) ) “.

The working groups will discuss and expose, among others, the lectures and roundtables, ‘Pledge credit and microcredit in Spain after the economic crisis’, ‘The pledge activity in Spain’ by Inés García-Pintos de CECA. ‘MicroBank, a social, ethical and ecological bank’, the conference was given by José Francisco de Conrado of MicroBank La Caixa that will give way to the director of the Social Work of Ibercaja, Teresa Fernández Fortún that will explain ‘The new relationship between Social Work and Forestry of Piety ‘.

On the other hand, the Monte de Piedad Caja Madrid will open the debate on the contents of the first working session of the XXX Assembly by José Guirao of the Caja Madrid Foundation.

One of the novelties of this XXX International Encounter of Pignus presents Indonesia’s pledge credit institutions Perum Pegadaian, FederCrédito of El Salvador and the Andean Development Corporation (CAF) that will reveal the lines of work and development of the Indonesian and European entity in the current context.

Also, the panels ‘Prendario credit in Latin America I and II’ will be opened, in which they participate among others, Alejandro Iturra del Monte of Chile, Óscar Vivanco of Caja Metropolitana de Lima (Peru), Carlos Leiza of Banco Ciudad (Argentina) and Roberto Machuca from BIESS of Ecuador.

Also in the meeting will be exhibitions of new opportunities and jobs as the presentation of the ‘I International Course of Introduction to Pledge Credit’, created by Adolfo Meléndez Ielat-University of Alcalá that will announce the digital tool that is launched in this Congress for use and employment of social entities.

Also, this Thursday Maria Lahore, principal executive of the CAF Office in Europe, will unfold the present scenario under the conference ‘A historical descent in the interest of pledge loans’, as well as the Mexican evolution by Javier de la Calle del Nacional Monte de Piedad de México, the presentation report of the Salvadorans of FederCrédito and the planning of the work of the Dorotheum GmbH of Austria.

The closure will be borne by Antonio Pulido, president of the Association who will announce the final declaration of this XXX Pignus General Assembly with its reading and approval and where the next meeting will be announced for March 2014.