Unicaja Banco and the Asociación de Gasolineras Libres de Andalucía (AGLA, Free Gras Stations Association) have renewed the collaboration agreement under which the bank puts at the disposal of its nearly 100 associated members, located in Andalusia and Extremadura, a comprehensive and specific financial service, on advantageous terms, to facilitate and improve the development of their activities, especially in the current situation caused by the COVID-19 crisis.
The agreement falls within Unicaja Banco’s interest in fostering the economic boost in the areas where it operates, favouring the development of the business fabric and supporting employment.
The agreement, signed by Unicaja Banco Head of Companies in Malaga Regional Area, Diego J. Fernández, and by the President of AGLA, José Cortés, at the headquarters of the organization in Fuente de Piedra (Malaga), strengthens the close relationship between both institutions.
Businesses in general and SMEs in particular continue to be one of the key groups in Unicaja Banco’s financing policy. Therefore, the bank is active in providing assistance to this group, a key driver to make the economy more dynamic and to stimulate job creation.
Support to the professional activity
The agreement entered into includes a wide range of financial products and services that Unicaja Banco offers on advantageous terms and aimed to meet the needs of the association members.
The main features of the agreement are financing transactions for established companies for investments, acquisition of premises, cash flow financing, financing for foreign trade –exports and imports-, ICO facilities for productive investments or liquidity, both in Spain and abroad; financing for personal needs; investment in fixed assets via leasing or renting, as well as a wide range of financial products and services for business owners and entrepreneurs.
The wide range of Unicaja Banco products and services features, for instance, the channeling of aids and official credits, treasury management, International banking, Digital Banking (Unicaja Banco UniVía Service, Unicaja Banco App, management services, Flexicompra System, PoST, E-Business Card, Prepaid cards for Companies, Crédito Comercio, etc.), payroll service, direct debits and payment of taxes, as well as a wide range of insurance and pension plans.
The Asociación de Gasolineras Libres AGLA (Free Gas Stations Association) was established in 1998, following the liberalization of the fuel sale market. It currently has 100 associated members, located mainly in Andalusia but with presence in Extremadura too, and has entered into agreements with the main providers of gas stations to ensure a comprehensive service and competitive prices in fuel.