Cajas de ahorro, bancarización e inestabilidad financiera
Cadena Torres, Víctor Omar
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The Cajas de Ahorro have been emblematic financial financial system. With the current crisis´s impact on the Cajas de Ahorro, Spain´s central bank has submitted them to a process of intervention, which has led to a process of concentration and centralization through mergers in improve their balance sheets, and, therefore, convert them into banks. Turning the 45 Cajas de Ahorro into banks has been the response to the financial and economic crisis in the Spanish financial system. sector. Yet facing deep financial instability throughout the financial system, particularly so with the Cajas de Ahorro, their transformation into banks does not resolve the original problem.