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Bill Kidd MSP and Carol Monaghan MP Joint Statement on RBS Bank Closure

Local politician’s issue joint statement asking Royal Bank to re-think Anniesland Branch Closure;  

 

“Today we have written individually to Mr Ross McEwan the CEO  of The Royal Bank of Scotland, stating that we are both very concerned by the announcement that Royal Bank of Scotland, are to close their Glasgow Anniesland Cross branch on 10th October 2017, and would urge RBS to rethink this statement.

Combined with the recent Job Centre closure announcement at Anniesland Cross and the Proposed  Post Office Closure in Drumchapel, this is another heavy blow for our Constituents. The loss of which would have a detrimental impact on local residents in Anniesland, Knightswood and Jordanhill, many of whom are elderly, who will now have no direct access to the nearest branch which  is on Byres Road – 1.66 miles away – a not un-considerable distance to travel for many RBS customers who rely on this vital local service.

We are also  particularly concerned by potential job losses, as there is as yet no mention of whether or not these hard-working staff will be retained and moved to other branches.

Whilst we understand that the shift towards online and mobile banking has affected the number of in-store transactions in recent years there still has to be access to over the counter services within existing communities particularly one so heavily populated with older residents”.

 

Read Bill's letter to CEO of the Royal Bank of Scotland here

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