The Chairwoman of the National Federation of Confederate Savings
Banks’Pensioners Associations, Mrs. Victoria Lopesino and the vice-chair/
secretary of the European Group of Savings Banks, Banks and similar
organizations’Pensioners, Mr. Julio Barrera, on behalf of the President, MR.
José R. López, who could not attend because of a stale accident, joined the
meeting. The logical final conclusion of the congress of savings banks was: to
give benefits to our society and to create wealth.
This is our raison d’être. The main subjects of the meeting were: the
tendency to a global economy in the current society, the financial sector, the
financial institutions’ efficiency and its social committment. These subjects
were the basis of many studies, communications and reflections of the
representatives of the savings’ world and the Sapanish authorities. These
realities represent the savings banks’ identity and their social leadership.
This is the Spanish savings banks’ fingerprint, private institutuions
whose objective is the investment in social deeds. They have a vocation for it,
it is their raison d’être, their mission, their role in the Spanish social and
economic panorama. Thanks to a modern and efficient management we could give to
our society more benefits and the surplus we obtained.
Savings Banks’ role goes beyond a simple service, a rapprochement between
them and society, since they respond whenever neither the public nor the public
enterprises fail. Our economic authorities praised our savings banks work, their
cautious politics and their efficient activity and they encouraged them to keep
on fighting and identifying with our society in order to assess and fulfill all
This Congress has represented an international mosaic with members on
behalf of different savings banks from all over the world, but with the same
social aim, the same worries, the same achievements, the same committment and
desire to perfect day by day a universal plan and to contribute a human touch
that opposes the simple economic materialism.