The Bank of the of the Social Security Institute (BIEES) is giving loans secured by jewelry deposits to any member older than 18 years old. Only jewelry and raw gold are accepted. The value of the jewelry or gold is assessed by an expert who weighs the metal and establishes its monetary value and the member can immediately receive the value in cash. The maximum credit amount is $1,500 per transaction with an annual credit limit $30,000 per year. The credits have a biannual interest rate of 8.3 percent. In addition, there’s a three percent cost to cover IESS’s custody…
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