REGAR

What is REGAR

REGAR is a mechanism of relationship, knowledge and information management between guarantee systems and ibero-american entities as a fundamental means of accessing financing and public contracting / tendering in optimal conditions of time and costs, micro, small and medium ibero-american companies.

The REGAR ibero-american Guarantee Network is an idea that emerged in the framework of the International Conference of Valladolid and Burgos (Spain) in 1998, with the predecessor of the International Seminar “Guarantees in Micro-Enterprise, Small and Medium-sized Enterprise” ) in 1996 and the ibero-american Guarantees Societies’ Forum in Caracas in 1998.

On September 25, 1998, the 24 participating institutions from 14 ibero-american countries signed a joint declaration in Burgos to establish an Ibero-American Forum on Guarantee Systems, to identify mutual knowledge, best practices, exchange experiences and obtain information. Ibero-American guarantee systems and entities. Later, and also in Burgos, on June 21, 2010, the institutional sponsors REGAR ALIDE, IBERAVAL, SELA and SPGM (currently known as Banco Português de Fomento) signed a protocol for institutionally strengthening REGAR, open to new sponsors incorporation.

The institution of the REGAR Network concluded on October 24, 2011 with the inscription in the SEGIB Ibero-American Networks registry and finally on December 5, 2017 with the constitution in Porto (Portugal) of the non-profit association Ibero-American Network REGAR Guarantees, following the signing of the Bogotá – based act on 27 September 2017.

On December 5, 2017, the REGAR Association was established in Porto (Portugal) with 10 Founding Partners from seven countries, open to new incorporations. The Society governs its Statutes, Internal Regulations and all such regulations applicable to it.

Mission, vision and values

Mission

Promote, facilitate and coordinate the exchange of information, knowledge, experience and policies related to access to finance and the guarantees facilitating this for businesses in the region, as well as promoting the innovation of guarantee products related to finance and the facilitating guarantees for Companies in the region as well as promoting the innovation of guarantee products – programs for the innovation of guarantee products – program holders of REGAR, who promote access to finance, preferably for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises, by granting guarantees or endorsements.

Vision

To be the leading network in the Ibero-American region, to promote and promote the articulation of various actors who carry out warranty services, to promote access to finance and public promote and funding with best conditions, helping the ibero-american SMEs.

Institutional values

Collaboration

Working continuously, side by side, being participative, helping, supporting and sharing each other. Since 2019 AECM is a strategic associated member of REGAR.

Productivity

Maximizing the resources available to meet the institutional goals

Accountability and Transparency

Following the suggested goals in the time and manner offered.

Persistence

Being persistent in achieving institutional goals despite the obstacles that arise (work hard and intelligently without fainting).

Creativity

Always think flexibly that it allows us to break through schemes in order to have access to new ways of innovative work (continuous innovation towards change).

Quality and innovation

Finding activities in the best possible way, always looking for excellence to meet the needs of our users.

Founding Members

ArgentinaFONDO DE GARANTIA DE LA PROVINCIA DE BUENOS AIRES FOGABA S.A.P.E.M
ChileFONDO DE GARANTIAS PARA PEQUEÑOS EMPRESARIOS, FOGAPE
ColombiaFONDO NACIONAL DE GARANTIAS, S.A
EspañaIBERAVAL, SGR
MexicoBANCOMEXT
MexicoFONDO DE ASISTENCIA TECNICA Y GARANTIA PARA CREDITOS AGROPECUARIOS (FEGA)
MexicoNACIONAL FINANCIERA, S.N.C.
MexicoSOCIEDAD HIPOTECARIA FEDERAL, S.N.C.
PerúFOGAPI
PortugalBANCO PORTUGUÊS DE FOMENTO, S.A.

Missionary members

ArgentinaGARANTIZAR, SGR
ArgentinaFONDO DE GARANTIAS ARGENTINO FOGAR
ArgentinaFONDO DE GARANTIA DE CHACO, FOGACH
BrasilSGC-CENTRAL
ColombiaFONDO DE GARANTIAS, SA FGA
ColombiaFONDO DE GARATIAS, SA CONFÉ
Costa RicaFONDO DE DESARROLLO DE LA MICRO PEQUEÑA Y MEDIANA EMPRESA, FODEMIPYME
El SalvadorBANDESAL – FONDO SALVADOREÑO DE GARANTIAS – FSG
El SalvadorGARANTIAS Y SERVICIOS, SGR SA DE CV
HondurasCONFIANZA SA – FGR SOCIEDAD ADMINISTRADORA DE FONDOS DE GARANTÍA RECIPROCA
UruguaySISTEMA NACIONAL DE GARANTIAS SiGA

Honor members

  • ASOCIACION LATINOAMERICANA DE INSTITUCIONES FINANCIERAS PARA EL DESARROLLO (ALIDE)
  • SECRETARIA GENERAL IBEROAMERICANA (SEGIB)
  • SISTEMA ECONOMICO LATINOAMERICANO Y DEL CARIBE (SELA)

Contact

REGAR

Phone number: +351 226 165 280

E-mail: regar@redegarantias.com

Address: Rua do Pinheiro Manso, nº 662, 2º andar, sala 2.13
4100-411 Porto
Portugal