Pulido chairs the assembly of the international pledge loan association, held in Bologna

Pulido chairs the assembly of the international pledge loan association, held in Bologna

The president of the international pledge and social loan association (Pignus) and president of the Cajasol Foundation, Antonio Pulido, presided over the celebration of the XXXII edition of the congress, which every year gathers the representatives of the sector, affiliated with the entity and that on this occasion has been held in Bologna (Italy).

The president of the international pledge and social loan association (Pignus) and president of the Cajasol Foundation, Antonio Pulido, presided over the celebration of the XXXII edition of the congress, which every year gathers the representatives of the sector, affiliated with the entity and that on this occasion has been held in Bologna (Italy).

Uniloan has been the host entity that has hosted more than 50 executives from countries such as Switzerland, Austria, France, the Principality of Monaco, Italy, Algeria, Chile, Argentina, Mexico, Peru, Spain and the US, among others.

Pulido said that “above the institutions we represent and our own association, is the fact that we continue to help many people in the world with simple loans, affordable and full security and legal guarantee.”

This activity, which began to spread from here (Italy) more than 500 years ago, continues to be present in the economies of America, Europe, North Africa and Asia, for this reason the pledge and microloans are “already a historical symbol” , economic and social very singular, “said the president of Pignus.

The assembly started last Wednesday with the meeting of the permanent commission that gave way to the intervention of the president of Assopegno (Uniloan), Michele Faldella, has been commissioned to inaugurate with Antonio Pulido this thirty-second edition at the Magnani Palace.

“When we planned to organize the assembly in Italy, we were clear that we should carry it out in Bologna because it represents the origins of the Monte de Piedad in Bologna, founded in 1473. We hope that this interesting meeting will help us compare other financing models as well as the evolution of the good itself, “said Faldella, welcoming all attendees and thanking them for this extraordinary welcome at their headquarters.

More than 20 papers, conferences and round tables have presented debates and meetings that have revealed the great moment of the sector: from Lausanne in Switzerland ‘The situation of the pledge loan in Switzerland and France’, ‘A new era for a centenarian entity’ of the Provident Loan Society of New York; ‘The social dimension of the pledge loan’ from the Monte de Piedad de México, ‘The pledge loan in Latin America’ from the Metropolitan Bank of Peru and the Bank of Argentina City.

The Cajasol Foundation has participated from Spain and has presented the ‘100 roads to success’ program, the microfinance activity of the Andalusian foundation; ‘The expansion of Monte de Piedad de Madrid’ from the MonteMadrid foundation and from Microbank de Caixa ‘The strategy of Monte de Piedad by MicroBank’ together with the presentation of the Algerian pledge loan from the Local Development Bank of Algiers that has served to update the situation after the last restructuring and advances of the system of pledge and social loan.

Over two days the managers of the entities have shared their projects and exhibitions, deepening in maintaining the roots of the origin of the entities and foundations, “bringing the service so that everyone who needs it, can access loans that can solve their needs, especially in this phase of the economic crisis, which many Italians use “, in the words of Erminio Chiapelli, responsible for the general secretary for Italy, testimony endorsed by all participants from different countries.

From Italy, the president of the Monte de Bologna and Ravenna Foundation, Giusella Finocchiaro; Francesco Trimarchi, general director of the Bank of Italy and Pierluigi Oliva, general secretary of Assopegno.

Antonio Pulido, president of Pignus, has set among its objectives “the growth of the international association, which at the moment has undergone a significant evolution with the incorporation of new partners that are benefiting from the provision of services, professionalization and assistance “

He has also highlighted the progress and importance of relations with international organizations and multilateral relations that are showing the consolidation of an entity that was created in 1957 and is about to turn 60 years of life, a date that we will commemorate to enaltecer the work of the more than 54 entities that make up Pignus and that despite the global economic situation has maintained its unity, to improve in all situations that have been experienced in recent years due to the global crisis, concluded Pulido.

With this broad program, this XXXII edition of the Pignus assembly closes, which is holding its next appointment to hold the next permanent commission in Algeria next year, where the venue for the next Assembly will be decided.

Antonio Pulido was re-elected president of Pignus last year in Mexico, and remains at the forefront of the international association of pledge and social loan entities that encompasses fifty entities from more than twenty countries in Europe, America, Asia and Africa.