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REF. Número 81º Cuatrimestre 2006

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María J. Pastor Llorca y J. Carlos Gómez Sala
José Luis Miralles Marcelo y María del Mar Miralles Quirós
Begoña Giner Inchausti y Raúl Iñiguez Sánchez
Ángel Berges, Emilio Ontiveros y Francisco J. Valero
This article develops the reflections of their authors about the most relevant aspects of Spanish savings banks, in which they have worked near 20 years. First, we try to explain the continuous success, commercial & financial, of savings banks inside the banking system. Frequently, that success is related to the singular ownership structure of savings banks, whose main features are examined. This singularity points to the relevant theme of their own funds, in particular to a kind of non-voting shares (cuotas participativas) designed so that savings banks can issue variable income securities. The strong expansion outside of their original territory and the social destination of part of their benefits are two key aspects which must be present in any global reflection about Spanish savings banks.