In 2017, RBS announced it was to close 62 of its bank branches. That included 13 where they were the “last bank in town”.
This latest hit-list of closures follows 11 in 2014, 10 in 2015 and 25 more in 2016. As with each of the previous rounds of closures, Theresa May has refused to act.
These branch closures are a blow to the many communities. While, thanks to SNP pressure, 10 of the original 62 branches have been saved, but that is not enough.
The SNP will continue to demand that all of these damaging and misguided plans to close vital banking services are reversed.