House of Commons
RBS BRANCH CLOSURES IN STRATHAVEN AND LESMAHAGOW
EDM #652
Tabled 05 December 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House is deeply concerned with RBS's plans to close 62 branches in Scotland, including much used branches in Strathaven and Lesmahagow; understands that in many cases these closures will leave towns with no banks; notes that thousands of small businesses still conduct transactions with cash and require accessible locations to banking at the end of the day; further notes that the closure of these branches might require many customers to travel considerable distances to access their nearest branch; regrets that these closures will have the greatest impact on the elderly and the vulnerable, who depend on accessible staff and services in their local RBS branch; and calls on RBS to reconsider these closures.