Represent, defend and promote its partners' interests, giving them advice and support to promote the financial inclusion and the access to the credit. Thus CECA, an organisation is defined in which the commitment with the social responsibility is a nuclear element for the nine banking organisations that, currently, integrate it.

In the Average Age, one ceca served to designate to the place in which melted down and they coined currencies. Several centuries later, that same raincheck word to give him name to an association, the CECA, that represents to different credit institutions and banking foundations that they sum almost 70,000 employees and some assets that go around the 900,000 million euros.

The main mission of CECA is that one of defend its partners' interests, offering him advice and support in its intention of offering services that they promote the financial inclusion and the access to the credit. To achieve it, the key axis that guide its initiatives is that one of the sustainability, promoting actively the work and the social action as well as the financial education.

CECA is active member of two of leading associations of international reference of the model of retail banking: European Savings Banks Group (ESBG) and World Savings Banks Institute (WSBI). In fact, is identified fully with the philosophy of this last one, based on the promotion of the 3Rs: Retail (retailer), for the financing of the families and of the SMEs; Responsible (person in charge), which means the active defense of the community project; and Rooted (establish with the community), that is, committed to the territories where it is current.

An institutional role asset

Is enough check some names of the governing body of CECA to calibrate its importance within the financial system. Isidre Fainé, CaixaBank's leader until 2016 and current chairman of CriteriaCaixa and Fundación Banking La Caixa, the chairman is of the association. Between the deputy chairmen, so recognised names are identified as those of José Ignacio Gorigolzarri, chairman of CaixaBank and BFA Holder of Stock; Braulio Medel, Unicaja's Bank former president; or Gregorio Villalabeitia, chairman of Kutxabank.

CECA practices a very active function via various institutional representation forums with the Banco de España, the CNMV, the Tax Agency, the Social Security Institute, the SEPE, the Instituto de Crédito Oficial, the General Council of Judicial Power or various Ministries. To sectorial level, is present in companies as the Economic And social Council or the CEOE as well as in other associations of the financial industry as the AEB or the UNACC.

Four fundamental pillars

The activity of the CECA is based in four pillars: the institutional representation, the follow-up and analysis both of the economy and of the regulatory changes that they affect it, the promotion and promotion of the social investment, and its linked partners' defense for the sectorial collective agreement. With this póker strategic in mind, the CECA carries out, among others initiatives, a huge production work of documents. For example, monthly publishes the Financial Report and Financial, in which together with an analysis of the economic circumstances and of the markets, a follow-up of variables of business is made of the depositary companies. This document is complemented every quarter with the Results Report of the sector, that specifies the evolution of the appended income statement of the associated companies. Additionally monographic analysis are edited, as well as statistics of the financial sector or flashes that they compile countable information.