Casares fights to keep local bank branch from closing

Similar battles are underway in Arenas and Sayalonga

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The Cajamar branch in Casares, which is set to close down

CASARES town hall is leading a fight to keep Cajamar bank from closing down its local branch, a move that mayor Pepe Carrasco says was announced without sufficient lead-time and poses a major blow to many residents, especially elderly people. Similar battles are underway in two small villages in the Axarquía.

Mayor Carrasco on Monday said the bank branch – one of just two banks in Casares – plays an important role in the community given that many older residents receive their pension payments there.

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