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2. Financial institutions


2. FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

The main operators in the Spanish financial system can be classified as follows:

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FINANCIAL SYSTEM OPERATORS

Central bank

Bank of Spain.

Credit institutions

Spanish and foreign banks.

Official Credit Institute (Instituto de Crédito Oficial, ICO).

Savings Banks. Spanish Confederation of Savings Banks (Confederación Española de Cajas de Ahorro, CECA).

Credit Cooperatives.

Financial auxiliaries

Credit Financial Establishments.

Payment Institutions.

Electronic Money Institutions.

Mutual Guarantee and Counter-guarantee Societies.

Valuation Companies.

Collective investment Schemes

Investment Funds.

  • Financial.
  • Non-financial.

Investment Companies.

  • Financial.
  • Non-financial.

Management Companies of Collective Investment Schemes.

Investment Firms

Broker-Dealers.

Brokers.

Portfolio Management Companies.

Financial Advisory Firms.

Closed-ended type Collective Investment Entities

Venture Capital Entities, including SME Venture Capital Entities.

Closed-ended type collective investment entities.

European venture capital funds.

European social entrepreneurship funds.

Management companies of Closed-ended type Collective Investment Entities.

Insurance and reinsurance companies and insurance intermediaries

Insurance and Reinsurance Companies.

Insurance Intermediaries.

  • Insurance Agents.
  • Insurance Brokers.
  • Reinsurance Brokers.

Guide to business in Spain

Annex II. The spanish financial system

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