Bank of Scotland (Branch Closures)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 28th November 2018.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Clare Haughey Clare Haughey Scottish National Party

It has been announced that the Burnside branch, in my constituency, is also closing. In addition, all the branches in Blantyre and Cambuslang have been closed. The consistent theme from the banks when they are closing is that people can go to post offices. Does the member agree that that is not a suitable alternative given that post offices are often at the back of shops, that there is a lack of privacy that causes concern, particularly among elderly people who go in to lift their pension or substantial sums of money, and that post offices do not provide the services that banks do?