Having now won all Pompey's friends, and most of the Senate, to his side with loans at a low rate of interest, or interest-free, [Julius Caesar] endeared himself to persons of less distinction too by handing out valuable presents, whether or not they asked for them.
Shorter version: "Hey, I'm doing you a favor today. Remember that, because someday I might need a favor, too."
Nice place you've got here. Be a shame if something were to happen to it.