- Until December 31, the measure that will support families in end-of-year expenses will be in force.
Antofagasta, November 18, 2020.
A historic increase in the amounts of pledge credit that will help thousands of families in the region, announced the Regional Mayor, Edgar Blanco, together with the Seremi del Trabajo y Previsión Social, Alvaro Le-Blanc, and the national head of credit of the Directorate General del Crédito Prendario (DICREP) the popular Tía Rica, Christian Barrueto, who reported that the maximum loan amounts per RUN, go from $ 2,800,000 to $ 3,500,000 pesos; for the item of jewelry from $ 250,000 to $ 500,000 pesos and for various objects the amounts will be increased from $ 150,000 to $ 200,000 pesos.
The measure that will be in force until December 31 of this year, is added to the one carried out a few weeks ago on the highest value that the institution has delivered for the gram of 18-karat gold, valued at $ 13,500 pesos.
In this sense, the Mayor stated that “with the advance of lack of refinement, people have resumed the custom of requesting these credits through the DICREP. We appreciate the effort that the DICREP, depending on the Ministry of Labor, is making again to be able to provide better benefits, to be able to increase the amount of credits and, in this way, to boost our economy, which is what we have been working on for months because the President Piñera has asked us to build our region from consumption, from both public and private spending ”.
The Seremi del Trabajo, Alvaro Le-Blanc, highlighted this measure in support of the families “it is an accessible, convenient, fast and low-cost financing alternative that allows to continue bringing Tía Rica closer to the community and the needs of its users in these times it has been complex for everyone. This is in addition to the additional measures that were adopted in the moments of greatest crisis, such as the suspension of auctions and the collection of interest during the quarantine period when people could not approach the branch ”.
For the Head of Credit, Christian Barrueto, “the social and financial role of the DICREP has been highly valued by our users in the north of the country, this is reflected in the figures that indicate that, for example, Antofagasta is the second branch with higher level of attention to users nationwide -after the Matrix (Santiago unit) – so far in November. That tells us that we represent a great alternative for people and we hope to be able to reward with the increase in credit amounts in the different items of jewelry and various objects ”.
So far in November, the branches in the north of the country have reached 23.38% of total placements nationwide, which represents a significant number of transactions and new loans granted and have the Iquique and Antofagasta offices , with relevant figures that many times overall exceed Santiago.
The requirements to apply for a social loan in the DICREP is to be over 18 years of age, have an identity card and carry a species, which can be jewelery or various objects.
In Antofagasta, the DICREP office is located at Calle Ossa # 1981 and the hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Any questions, people can consult the phone 800 340 022 or from cell phones at 2 26906900.