Casares fights to keep local bank branch from closing

Similar battles are underway in Arenas and Sayalonga

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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