Bank Branch Closures

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 7th February 2019.

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Photo of Jackie Baillie Jackie Baillie Labour

There was no consultation in advance—just a letter telling longstanding members of the Santander branch in Helensburgh that they need to travel 40 miles for their nearest bank branch. The minister said that she regularly meets some of the banks. Has she met Santander, and will she seek a meeting specifically to encourage it to reconsider the extent of the closures?