Plans released to keep rural bank access

Mobile banks such as this Unicaja bus could be coming to rural Andalucía

By David Jackson

Local councils have agreed a strategy to ensure rural areas do not lose access to banking services.

The plan comes from the FAMP, the Andalusian federation of councils. President Fernando Rodríguez Villalobos said that the plan had the support of many banks which operate across the region, including Caixabank, BBVA, Banco Santander and Banco Popular.

The plan is to survey rural villages with fewer than 2,000 inhabitants who have lost, or are about to lose, access to banking services because of branch closures.

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