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RBS BRANCH CLOSURES IN NORTH-EAST FIFE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1128: tabled on 29 March 2017

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House regrets the decision of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to close branches in Anstruther, Cupar and Leven, putting pressure on the St Andrews branch as the only remaining branch in the area; notes that these branches constitute 75 per cent of current RBS branches in North East Fife; is concerned about the impact that those closures will have on customers, especially the elderly, the vulnerable and those who are not online and value face-to-face contact; further notes that small businesses that rely on local services will be particularly affected by those closures; calls for assurances that RBS will secure the jobs of those affected; supports those affected by branch closures throughout Fife as well as the rest of Scotland; and encourages RBS to reconsider its decision and to provide support for those affected by the closures.