Unicaja Banco and ASAJA Cuenca join forces to raise awareness among farmers in the province of the importance of having agricultural insurance to guarantee production and minimize possible damage caused by adverse circumstances. To this end, they have signed an agreement under which the organization will be able to offer agricultural insurance marketed by the financial institution, aimed at protecting and guaranteeing the production and facilities of their farms.
Unicaja Banco’s Territorial Director of Commercial Banking in Castilla-La Mancha, José María Cortés, and the General Secretary of ASAJA Cuenca, Manuel Torrero, have signed the agreement at the headquarters of the financial institution in Cuenca, in Parque San Julián.
According to Cortés, ‘the collaboration and joint work between Unicaja Banco and ASAJA Cuenca allows us to know first-hand the financial needs of farmers and livestock breeders, allowing us, as in this case, to increase the provision of personalized financial services adapted to this group’.
The secretary general of ASAJA Cuenca, Manuel Torrero, has indicated that the professionals of the organization bring their extensive experience and expertise to offer farmers and livestock breeders the best management at a time of increasingly complicated changes and regulations.
Commitment to Cuenca agricultural sector
The marketing of agricultural insurance is part of Unicaja Banco's deep-rooted commitment to support the agricultural sector. This type of products is mainly designed to respond to aspects that endanger farms, such as adverse weather phenomena, like drought or hail.
The bank, within the framework of the agreement it maintains with Caser, offers to the sector the Combined Agricultural Insurance (Agroseguro), with a focus, in the last quarter of the year, among other lines, on those for vines, olive groves, nuts and herbaceous crops.
To complement the insurance offering for the farmers and livestock breeders, Unicaja Banco offers the Agrocaser insurance line, which includes products such as Agricultural Holdings, Agricultural Civil Liability, Agricultural Machinery, Livestock Multi-risk and Rural Tourism.
In addition, the bank offers farmers and livestock breeders a wide range of products and services, such as the advance payment of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) aids; the Univerde card, which offers the possibility of making payments more flexible, or its traditional financing facility for intensive crops, among others.
It is also constantly working on the development of new tools for professionals in the sector, providing them with all the resources they need to face new challenges and business opportunities.
These actions show the deep roots of Unicaja Banco in the province of Cuenca and in Castilla-La Mancha, in general, as well as the firm commitment of the financial institution with the agricultural and livestock sector of the region, as one of its main key drivers for development.