Caja Rural Changes

Today the new renovated bank branch of the Caja Rural reopens in La Herradura. Meanwhile over in Almuñécar, one of the two branches has closed down.

LHR New Caja Rural BranchThe new office, which you can find at Paseo Marítimo Andrés Segovia 22, has been undergoing renovations since June, according to the branch manager, Antonio Montes.

“The new branch has an area of 200 sq/m, two ATMs, three digital information panels and an access ramp for those with mobility problems,” he explained.There are four members of staff there: a manager, deputy manager and two clerks.

The premises used to belong to  Banco de Santander and before that Banco Popular.

Which brings us onto the branch that was closed down in Almuñécar, because the La Herradura manager came from there, where he occupied the same post. The previous manage of the La Herradura Caja Rural, Pilar Álvarez has been transferred to  Vélez Benaudalla.

The trouble with the closure of the branch on the Avenida de Andalucía is that anybody who had an account there (me, for example) have had their 20-digit bank account number changed, which is a veritable pain. Furthermore, you now have clients from both banks trying to be attended at the remaining one, which is in front of the old municipal market. There is also just the one Caja Rural ATM for the whole of Almuñécar now.

(News: Almunecar/Herradura, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

  4 comments for “Caja Rural Changes

  1. Jennifer
    October 15, 2021 at 2:01 pm

    Just read this article, friends of mine in the UK have an account with the Avda Andalucia branch, they have been ignoring my friends emails. Can anybody tell me the email address of the remaining branch?

  2. August 6, 2021 at 1:32 pm

    Diane: I don’t know if you can make ingresos at the one in San Sebastian and San Cristobal? Will try and check them out next time I’m over in Almuñécar 😉

  3. Diane Brown
    August 6, 2021 at 1:21 pm

    Just to add to my last comment: I was in town again today and, while driving to Mercadona, I noticed there is another Caja Rural ATM outside the newsagent on San Cristobal FYI.

  4. Diane Brown
    August 5, 2021 at 8:16 am

    I agree Martin, it is a pain having the bank account number changed. I also have an account there. Raúl, Cristela and Maria are all moving to the other branch by the old market so at least there will be a familiar face if you have to go into the bank – that is if you can ever get into the bank.

    I drove past there earlier this week and the queue of people waiting to get into the bank was very long! Same for the ATM, at least 20 people waiting in line.

    There is one other Caja Rural ATM opposite Manolo’s bar on the road going up to Jete, but it’s not that convenient – if you are coming into town and need an ATM there is nowhere around there to stop.

    Anyway, rant over, I guess we will just have to get used to it…

    Do you know what is happening with the municipal market now? One minute we were seeing architect plans for a new market and then there were more protests against another proposal – I thought we were getting a new market, has that changed?

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